Cost of Living in West Lafayette, IN

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1492
$3250
🛋️ Without rent
$632
$2121
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$861
$1129
🍽️ Food
$455
$1183
🚐 Transport
$41.6
$116
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4018
😀 Quality of life
64
🏙️ Population
44.6K

The average cost of living in West Lafayette is $1492, which is in the top 30% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 2753rd out of 9294 in our global list, 2081st out of 2202 in the United States, and 40th out of 43 in Indiana.

The median after-tax salary is $4018, which is enough to cover living expenses for 2.7 months. Ranked 4398th (TOP 47%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 1595th best city to live in the United States, and 34th most liveable city in Indiana. With an estimated population of 44.6K, West Lafayette is the 985th largest city in the United States.

✈️ Closest airport 4 km Purdue University Airport
😷 Air quality Moderate 12.7 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 39 Purdue University
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Prices in West Lafayette

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$10.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$40.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.44
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.03
 Cappuccino
$4.84
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.95
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$859
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$703
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1047
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$937
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$80.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$124
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$46
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.47%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1420
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1182
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$27.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.96
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.74
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.15
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.19
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.49
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$19.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.25
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$23.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.96
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.92
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.19
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.75
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.48
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.37
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.21
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.78
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$14.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.87
🚬 Cigarette pack
$8.39
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.43
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.95
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.64
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.88
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$38.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$7.99
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$110
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$42.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$952
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13314

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