Cost of Living


Homes and cost of living in Anderson are very affordable. The Cost of Living Index shows that Anderson is a very affordable place to live and work. To maintain the same standard of living, the median family income of $43,859 in Anderson, Indiana, should be increased or decreased to:


Community 

Income
% Increase
or Decrease
Cost of Living
Index

Anderson, Indiana 
$43,859 
N/A 
81 
Chicago, Illinois
$56,629 
29% 
105 
Dayton, Ohio
$42,889 
-2% 
80 
Denver, Colorado
$57,919 
32% 
110 
Ft. Wayne, Indiana
$46,930 
7% 
87 
Huntsville, Alabama
$51,833 
18% 
96 
Indianapolis, Indiana 
$48,385 
10% 
90 
Knoxville, Tennessee 
$45,152 
3% 
84 
Los Angeles, California 
$76,241 
74% 
142 
Owensboro, Kentucky 
$46,391 
6% 
86 
St. Louis, Missouri 
$50,648 
15% 
94 
Tupelo, Mississippi 
$45,223 
3% 
86 
       
For the Cost of Living Index, the average of all participating places equals 100, and each participant’s index is read as a percentage of the average for all places.

Source: Sperling’s Best Places & 2007-2011 American Community Survey