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

Overall, South Bend, Indiana cost of living is 77.10.

  COST OF LIVINGSouth Bend, IndianaUnited States
  Overall  77100
  Grocery  95.1100
  Health  98100
  Housing  34100
  Utilities  81100
  Transportation  97100
  Miscellaneous  103100

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Northern Indiana Climate
Though not as tough as WI, MN, or MI, the winters here are long and cold. Lake effect snow lasts until April, short sketchy springs and fall, and hot and humid summers.... (read more)
This area can get lots of snow, partly because of Lake Effect Snow off of Lake... (read more)
This place is great if you have no prospects and h
There is not much about this town to tell. They have a nice Riverwalk when the harsh winter weather has cleared (hopefully by late April). If you like to drink, this... (read more)
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No Future, and They Like It That Way
I'm not a native of South Bend, so this is an outsider's view. South Bend has spent the last 50 years waiting for Studebaker to return. The people here want nothing more... (read more)
Not a First Choice
I was born and raised in South Bend. A good place for kids coming up or retirees who don't mind cold weather. In between, you have a city about 50 years past it's... (read more)
Quality of Life
The costs are not bad here. Crime is high especially against women and domestic violence is out of control. There is a "no fault" divorce here which means someone... (read more)
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