Cost of Living Comparison

Current graduate students discuss the cost of living in South Bend

The University of Notre Dame adjoins the South Bend/Mishawaka area for which the College Cost of Living Index (CCOLI) is 94 according to the 2011 listings of the Economic Research Institute. You can use this information to determine what you would require to match a Notre Dame stipend at another location as follows:

Required stipend at other location = (ND stipend) × (CCOLI at other location) /94

The table below demonstrates the stipends required at other locations to match the stipends offered at Notre Dame. Last updated: February 16, 2010.

Place CCOLI Stipend A Stipend B Stipend C
Notre Dame, IN 94 $17,500 $25,000 $30,000
Tempe, AZ 107 $19,351 $28,457 $34,149
Berkeley, CA 125 $22,606 $33,245 $39,894
Los Angeles, CA 116 $20,979 $30,851 $37,021
Palo Alto, CA 125 $22,606 $33,245 $39,894
San Diego, CA 116 $20,979 $30,851 $37,021
New Haven, CT 119 $21,521 $31,649 $37,979
Washington, DC 109 $19,713 $28,989 $34,787
Miami, FL 106 $19,170 $28,191 $33,830
Atlanta, GA 104 $18,809 $27,660 $33,191
Champaign-Urbana, IL 101 $18,266 $26,862 $32,234
Chicago/Evanston, IL 103 $18,628 $27,394 $32,872
Bloomington, IN 94 $17,000 $25,000 $30,000
West Lafayette, IN 96 $17,362 $25,532 $30,638
Boston/Cambridge, MA 115 $20,798 $30,585 $36,702
Baltimore, MD 98 $17,723 $26,064 $31,277
College Park, MD 106 $19,170 $28,191 $33,830
Ann Arbor, MI 110 $19,894 $29,255 $35,106
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN 99 $17,904 $26,330 $31,596
St. Louis, MO 104 $18,809 $27,660 $33,191
Durham, NC 97 $17,543 $25,798 $30,957
Princeton, NJ 116 $20,979 $30,851 $37,021
Ithaca, NY 115 $20,798 $30,585 $36,702
Columbus, OH 104 $18,809 $27,660 $33,191
Philadelphia, PA 108 $19,532 $28,723 $34,468
Providence, RI 112 $20,255 $29,787 $35,745
Nashville, TN 100 $18,085 $26,596 $31,915
Austin, TX 95 $17,181 $25,266 $30,319
Charlottesville, VA 99 $17,904 $26,330 $31,596
Seattle, WA 113 $20,436 $30,053 $36,064
Madison, WI 101 $18,266 $26,862 $32,234