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Old 03-09-2014, 08:12 AM
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My husband and I are trying to understand the cost of living differences between Lake county (crown point area) and Porter (Chesterton/valporaiso). We are looking to move from west suburbs of chicago to Indiana. I understand that if you work in Illinois you pay Illinois income taxes. I also see that Lake county has a relatively new 1.5 percent county income tax. I believe also that the sales tax is less in Indiana than Illinois.

Does anyone have any thoughts or references on cost of living/taxes between Crown Point and Chesterton/valporaiso areas in relation to each other and Illinois?

Thank you in advance for your thoughts.
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Old 03-22-2014, 02:41 AM
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Real estate tax is less in Porter county. Indiana sales tax is 7.5%.
You can find a nice home with no HOA here.
I believe pension income is taxed in Indiana and is not taxed in Illinois.
I had lived in IL and worked in IN. I think you pay for the state you live in. I'm half guessing but if one state income tax is higher you might have to pay the difference.
Gas cost less here
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