Cost of living in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $10
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $3.33
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.77
12 eggs, large $3.32
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $3.77
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $5.22
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.29
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $2.12
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.35
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $15
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.43
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.42
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $1,377
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $939
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $187
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $1,010
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $635
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $121
Internet 8MB (1 month) $41
40” flat screen TV $405
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $133
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $10
Hourly rate for cleaning help $14
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $41
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $37
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $67
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $86
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $22,386
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.66
Monthly ticket public transport $43
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $18
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $6
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $15
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $114
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $6
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.21
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $3.87
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.52
Tube of toothpaste $1.92
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $14
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $34
2 tickets to the movies $26
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $177
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $63
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $6
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $5.14
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $4.40
iPod nano 16GB $132
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.23
1 month of gym membership in business district $23
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $5.50
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 2,006 prices entered by 208 different people.
Latest price update: February 08, 2016.

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