Understanding the cost of living in a region is perhaps the first step that potential new residents take. To aid in this decision (and highlight the region’s attractiveness) the Center for Business and Economic Research collects cost of living data for east central Indiana.

Calculate the difference in cost of living using ACCRA's Cost of Living Index (includes Muncie, Bloomington, etc).

Calculate the difference in cost of living using the Nerd Wallet calculator (limited cities, does not include Muncie).  This calculator does not use CBER-collected data, but may be a little more user-friendly.