Cost of Living

Comparative Cost of Living data for communities similar in size to the South Bend Region.  

Cost of Living Index, Q3 2016
  Composite
Index
Grocery Housing Utilities Transportation Health
Care
Misc.
Goods
South Bend Region 93.0 93.4 91.4 90.7 88.3 101.2 95.5
Des Moines, IA 90.5 95.3 82.4 100.6 97.5 96.9 89.2
Grand Rapids, MI 91.2 93.9 80.2 86.5 104.1 93.7 96.3
Rockford, IL 89.3 88.9 75.5 82.0 113.5 107.7 92.9
Springfield, MO 90.0 96.1 70.5 100.2 83.1 96.7 100.6

Source: U. S. Census Bureau

 

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