Cost of Living in Indianapolis

Summary of cost of living in Indianapolis, IN, United States:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 $ 11.50-35.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $ 58.00-100.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $ 8.00-12.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $ 3.50-8.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.50 $ 6.00-10.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.53 $ 2.11-6.50
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.17 $ 1.75-2.50
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.87 $ 1.50-2.50
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.43 $ 2.59-4.50
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.85 $ 1.79-4.50
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.38 $ 1.50-3.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.68 $ 1.23-4.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.34 $ 2.49-8.00
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.61 $ 2.99-8.00
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.48 $ 4.89-9.00
Apples (1 lb) 1.92 $ 0.91-2.50
Banana (1 lb) 0.85 $ 0.49-2.59
Oranges (1 lb) 2.92 $ 0.91-6.25
Tomato (1 lb) 2.02 $ 0.89-3.50
Potato (1 lb) 1.62 $ 0.75-2.50
Onion (1 lb) 1.43 $ 0.80-1.81
Lettuce (1 head) 1.71 $ 1.00-2.80
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.25 $ 1.19-2.50
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.00 $ 9.00-24.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.73 $ 1.73-2.50
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.31 $ 1.25-7.50
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.36 $ 7.00-12.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.75 $ 1.75-1.75
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 60.00 $ 60.00-80.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.00 $ 2.00-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.75 $ 2.75-5.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 34.00 $ 34.00-34.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.63 $ 2.72-4.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 35,518.26 $ 35,000.00-36,036.53
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,069.15 $ 23,532.00-26,372.29
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 257.41 $ 135.00-350.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 65.29 $ 43.00-125.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 78.80 $ 50.00-120.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 43.33 $ 25.00-75.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 32.00 $ 32.00-32.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.50 $ 10.75-23.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,855.00 $ 1,855.00-1,855.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 27,350.00 $ 27,350.00-27,350.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 57.00 $ 40.00-75.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 52.25 $ 12.00-75.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 74.80 $ 35.00-170.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 109.00 $ 55.00-200.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,670.00 $ 1,400.00-2,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,207.14 $ 1,000.00-1,400.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,460.00 $ 1,800.00-3,400.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,795.00 $ 1,275.00-3,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 175.32 $ 150.00-300.00
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 143.65 $ 120.00-200.00
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,937.20 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.63 6.19-6.80

Prices in Indianapolis, Indiana

This city had 365 entries in the past 12 months by 50 different contributors.
Last update: February 2024
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2 Comments so far
Jeffrey on Mar 21, 2023:
You will definitely want a car here. Public transportation is not great. The metro area is huge and "Indianapolis" itself is extremely spread out.
Ming Kwok on Mar 21, 2020:
#Wes Groleau: You may not need a car here. You won't die. You can take the bus but you just need to wait forever. Cars give you freedom. By the way, a loaf of bread is not $2.32... it's under $1.