Seniors in other parts of Indiana pay less for assisted living than those in Lake County. For example, retirees in Bloomington pay just $2,840, the lowest rate in the state. Cities such as Columbus and Fort Wayne also have monthly assisted living costs of less than $4,000 per month. Elsewhere in Indiana, costs are more comparable to Lake County. Those choosing assisted living in Michigan City pay approximately $4,585, while seniors in Muncie spend $4,645 each month. In Lafayette, rates increase to $4,790, which is just below the cost of assisted living in Lake County.
Across the border, seniors in Chicago, Illinois, can expect to spend more on assisted living, which averages $4,950 per month. Lake County is situated less than 45 miles from Chicago, and considering its low cost of living, the county may be a viable option for seniors looking for a more affordable area that offers easy access to a large urban center.