Bloomington, IN Cost of Living


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Bloomington cost of living score
88.8
Less expensive
11.2% lower
than the US average
6.1% higher
than the Indiana average
Bloomington, Indiana gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 88.8, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 11.2% lower than the U.S. average and 6.1% lower than the average for Indiana.

Bloomington, IN

Housing costs in Bloomington?
A typical home costs $293,800, which is 13.1% less expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 32.6% more expensive than the average Indiana home, at $221,600. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Bloomington costs $1,120 per month, which is 21.7% cheaper than the national average of $1,430 and 12.5% more than the state average of $980.

Can I afford Bloomington?
To live comfortably in Bloomington, Indiana, a minimum annual income of $56,160 for a family, and $38,400 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Bloomington?
Bloomington provides a unique opportunity for budget-friendly living placed somewhere near Indiana’s Monroe County offering up medians arriving around the mid-$200s and rent often comes in a bit closer to $1 < 500 dollars depending upon desired amenities - notably lower compared to other parts of The Hoosier State such as Ellettsville or Saint Mary's situated significantly further southward. Grocery stores similarly stay almost equal with United States levels due largely to local taxes & regulations while sales tax sums out constant at no less than 7%.
   Cost of living score
     CategoriesBloomingtonIndianaUnited States
  88.883.7100.0
  9792.9100
  95.994.4100.0
  88.063.8100.0
  $293,800$221,600$338,100
  97.2%97.2%100.0%
  69.985.4100.0
  106.5102.0100.0

   100=National Average

   Average Rent by Bedroom Size
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I have lived here for almost 23 years. Wonderful, cosmopolitan, safe, cultural, liberal, all-inclusive town, with plenty of arts, shopping, sports events and activities,  More

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Over 4 years ago

The city government of Bloomington is very famous for its corruption. The police of this city are famous for their inactivity and lack of professionalism. The judges  More

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Over 5 years ago

Terrible. There is nothing good about Bloomington, IN. Don’t live there. As for Catalent, there is one of those in my home town Woodstock, IL. It’s a pharmaceutical  More

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