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Cost of Living

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Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Carmel, Indiana is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Carmel, Indiana is more expensive.

Overall, Carmel, Indiana cost of living is 111.70.

  COST OF LIVINGCarmel, IndianaUnited States
  Overall  112100
  Grocery  92.4100
  Health  111100
  Housing  139100
  Utilities  91100
  Transportation  96100
  Miscellaneous  103100
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Not a plesant climate in the least
Very over-cast and gray most of winter and even in spring summer and fall. There is very little spring at all. It rains and is quite cold until the end of May most... (read more)
Carmel, Indiana is a Wonderful City
Carmel is a wonderful place. It has one of the most forward thinking city governments in the US and can compete with cities anywhere for good schools, libraries, parks... (read more)
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Carmel is the best
Carmel is hands down the best place to live in... (read more)
Stay away
My wife and I have been in Indiana for five years because of ours jobs and all I can say is YUCK! I'm originally from the midwest and my wife is from the south so we... (read more)
Best place to live in Indiana
Carmel is the best place to live in Indiana, hands down. Housing value is high, taxes are low, cultural life the best (good library, great performing arts center, major... (read more)
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