The city of South Bend is within driving distance of three major metropolitan areas: Detroit, Indianapolis and Chicago. While visitors and residents can find many of the same amenities that are found in those bustling big cities, such as fine dining, shopping and entertainment, the cost of living in South Bend is much more reasonable.
South Bend’s cost of living is considered average by today’s standards, with a state sales tax of 6% and an unemployment rate of around 11%. If you are considering relocating to this region, consider this general information about rental costs for Indiana apartments in the South Bend area:
- According to myapartmentmap.com, apartments in Elkhart/Goshen cost around $551 per month for a one-bedroom, and $635 for a two-bedroom place.
- Rent for one-bedroom apartments in nearby Mishawaka is about $698 per month and two-bedrooms $943.
- By comparison, a two-bedroom place in Granger rings in at $1,054 monthly.
- Gary apartments with three-bedrooms cost just $855 monthly.