Indianapolis vs Raleigh - Cost of Living Comparison

Updated:

Livingcost

Indianapolis Raleigh
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2228
$2631
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5064
$6145
🏠 One person rent
$1347
$1702
🏘️ Family rent
$2215
$3002
🍽️ Food expenses
$626
$623
🚐 Transport expenses
$118
$129
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4271
$4326
😷 Air quality
Good
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
14 km
🎓 Higher education
70
83
😀 Quality of life
88
87
🏙️ Population
888K
468K

The cost of living in Indianapolis is 15% less expensive than in Raleigh. Cities ranked 1136th and 439th ($2228 vs $2631) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1038th and 397th in the United States.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.9 months in Indianapolis compared to 1.6 months in Raleigh. Ranked 37th vs 54th best cities to live in the United States, and 175th vs 209th among the best cities to live in the world.

Salary adjustment calculator
the estimated difference in money purchasing power

Cost of living in Indianapolis vs Raleigh infographic

Share this infographic!

Prices in Indianapolis vs Raleigh

Prices for goods and services in Indianapolis and Raleigh are partly crowdsourced by our visitors, just like yourself. Please consider telling us about your city.

Indianapolis Raleigh
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$24.9
$19.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$77.8
$75.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.93
$9.72
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.04
$6.28
 Cappuccino
$4.2
$5.55
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.97
$2.99
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1334
$1710
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1081
$1400
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2321
$3351
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1819
$2505
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$144
$161
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$225
$248
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$70.8
$79.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.68%
6.45%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2752
$8419
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1724
$4702
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.73
$2.28
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$60.2
$78
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$13.7
$21.4
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.98
$1.04
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.86
$0.95
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.93
$3.85
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.95
$4.53
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.3
$4.99
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.81
$12.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.4
$9.97
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.6
$17.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.03
$5.29
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.39
$1.56
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.52
$5.32
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.6
$4.48
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.42
$2.61
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.97
$2.44
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.37
$1.92
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.52
$3.01
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.9
$14.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.72
$2.58
🚬 Cigarette pack
$8.04
$6.98
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.26
$9.26
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.81
$3.97
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.69
$3.41
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.43
$1.9
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$44.2
$56.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.5
$14.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$109
$142
💇 Haircut, simple
$16
$17.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$46.2
$64.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$70.7
$96.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1214
$1411
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14577
$23813

Cost of living in other countries

Cost of living

More cities to compare

Cost of Living in the nearest cities

Cities near Indianapolis

Distance City Cost of living
17 km or 11 mi Lawrence
$2034
18 km or 11 mi Greenwood
$2044
22 km or 14 mi Plainfield
$2043
22 km or 14 mi Brownsburg
$2045
23 km or 14 mi Carmel
$1998
24 km or 15 mi Fishers
$1983
29 km or 18 mi Westfield
$1953
32 km or 20 mi Franklin
$1973
33 km or 21 mi Greenfield
$1850
33 km or 21 mi Noblesville
$1918
55 km or 34 mi Anderson
$1749
65 km or 41 mi Columbus
$1874
75 km or 46 mi Bloomington
$1884
79 km or 49 mi Kokomo
$1642
81 km or 50 mi Muncie
$1578
95 km or 59 mi Lafayette
$2014
96 km or 60 mi Marion
$1771
99 km or 61 mi West Lafayette
$2152
108 km or 67 mi Richmond
$1791
111 km or 69 mi Terre Haute
$1439
124 km or 77 mi Oxford
$1693
132 km or 82 mi Danville
$1690
143 km or 89 mi Hamilton
$1638
147 km or 91 mi Fairfield
$1706
155 km or 97 mi Middletown
$1467
156 km or 97 mi Florence
$1836
159 km or 99 mi Cincinnati
$1734
160 km or 99 mi Trotwood
$1785
162 km or 101 mi Covington
$1900
165 km or 102 mi Mason
$1756
165 km or 103 mi Clarksville
$1641
166 km or 103 mi Independence
$1898
166 km or 103 mi New Albany
$1697
167 km or 104 mi Dayton
$1738
168 km or 104 mi Jeffersonville
$1492
168 km or 104 mi Piqua
$1756
169 km or 105 mi Troy
$1744
169 km or 105 mi Fort Wayne
$1668
171 km or 106 mi Lebanon
$1760
172 km or 107 mi Kettering
$1776

Cities near Raleigh

Distance City Cost of living
12 km or 7.6 mi Garner
$2347
15 km or 9.1 mi Cary
$2277
17 km or 10 mi Morrisville
$2220
21 km or 13 mi Wake Forest
$2300
21 km or 13 mi Apex
$2225
25 km or 16 mi Holly Springs
$2146
28 km or 18 mi Fuquay-Varina
$2187
30 km or 19 mi Durham
$2028
38 km or 23 mi Chapel Hill
$2270
60 km or 37 mi Henderson
$2170
61 km or 38 mi Sanford
$2021
65 km or 41 mi Wilson
$2073
77 km or 48 mi Rocky Mount
$2007
77 km or 48 mi Goldsboro
$2099
78 km or 49 mi Burlington
$2052
87 km or 54 mi Fayetteville
$2161
106 km or 66 mi Asheboro
$2027
109 km or 68 mi Danville
$1798
110 km or 68 mi Greensboro
$1789
114 km or 71 mi Roanoke Rapids
$2082
114 km or 71 mi Kinston
$1944
117 km or 73 mi Greenville
$1756
123 km or 76 mi High Point
$1865
129 km or 80 mi Thomasville
$2038
133 km or 83 mi Kernersville
$1873
137 km or 85 mi Lumberton
$2144
141 km or 87 mi Rockingham
$2139
149 km or 92 mi Winston-Salem
$1798
163 km or 101 mi Jacksonville
$2163
165 km or 103 mi New Bern
$1781
166 km or 103 mi Salisbury
$2105
182 km or 113 mi Kannapolis
$2195
182 km or 113 mi Lynchburg
$2051
183 km or 114 mi Concord
$2190
189 km or 117 mi Havelock
$1911
190 km or 118 mi Wilmington
$2633
191 km or 119 mi Petersburg
$2285
196 km or 122 mi Monroe
$2323
196 km or 122 mi Mint Hill
$2499
198 km or 123 mi Roanoke
$1765