Experts weigh in on cost of living by zip code

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The Economic Policy Institute, a non-partisan think tank in Washington, D.C., released a family budget calculator that helps determine the cost of living by zip code in America.

Not surprisingly, the most expensive places to raise a family are on the east coast. A six figure income does not seem to stretch very far in some places around the country, and in some places the family income needs to be between $50,000 to $100,000 a year to raise a family of four.

The study looked at 618 metropolitan areas, and studied the following areas to determine the cost of living: housing, child care, food, transportation, health care, taxes and other necessities.

Washington, D.C., is the most expensive place to raise a family with different zip codes in New York City hold firm the the second, third and fourth spots.

Click here to put a zip code into the calculator.


Police seek help to find missing 30-year-old woman

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Police are seeking help to find a missing 30-year-old woman who has a traumatic brain injury.

Eleanor Cole has been missing since Monday. Without a coat, she walked from her home in the 5700 block of East 32nd Street. That’s on the east side south of Massachusetts Avenue between North Ritter Avenue and North Arlington Avenue.

She may not know where she is. She has short-term memory loss and impulse control issues due to the injury, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said in an alert.

Cole was described as 5-feet-2 and 170 pounds with brown hair and green eyes.

Police said anyone who encounters Cole should check her welfare and call the IMPD missing persons unit at 317-327-6160 or IMPD dispatch at 317-327-3811.