Cost of Living in Gary, IN

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Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1993
$4761
🛋️ Without rent
$779
$2789
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$1214
$1972
🍽️ Food
$576
$1501
🚐 Transport
$53.9
$150
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4240
😀 Quality of life
71
🏙️ Population
69.1K

The average cost of living in Gary is $1993, which is in the top 19% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 1800th out of 9294 in our global list, 1567th out of 2202 in the United States, and 12th out of 43 in Indiana.

The median after-tax salary is $4240, which is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months. Ranked 2297th (TOP 25%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 696th best city to live in the United States, and 6th most liveable city in Indiana. With an estimated population of 69.1K, Gary is the 587th largest city in the United States.

✈️ Closest airport 7 km Gary Chicago International Airport
😷 Air quality Moderate 12.1 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 4024 Purdue University Northwest
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Prices in Gary

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$15.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$70.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.98
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.46
 Cappuccino
$5
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.37
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1297
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$943
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2048
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1617
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$129
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$198
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$71
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.39%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2976
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2113
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.35
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$37.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.93
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.85
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$3.48
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.1
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.3
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.76
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.36
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.99
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.85
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.44
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.21
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.06
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.78
🚬 Cigarette pack
$9.81
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.18
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.38
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.4
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.08
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$25.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$13.9
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$110
💇 Haircut, simple
$15.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$55.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$100
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1627
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$23427

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