Atkinson cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexAtkinsonIllinoisNational
Cost of living index8598100
IndexAtkinsonIllinoisNational
Goods & Services index9497100
Groceries index10697100
Health care index97100100
Housing index5699100
Transportation index97104100
Utilities index9895100

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  • The cost of living in Atkinson is 14% lower than the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in Atkinson is 15% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Atkinson is 44% lower than the national average.
  • Illinois general sales tax is 23% higher than the national average.
  • Illinois state income tax is 69% higher than the national average.

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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$54,659$4,555$1,275$1,640
Renters$19,688$1,641$459$591

Illinois Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Illinois6.25%9.75%

Illinois Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Illinois3.75%3.75%

Goods & Services

ItemAtkinsonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.70$15.5612.0%
Beauty Salon $22.83$36.1136.8%
Toothpaste $2.63$2.476.2%
Shampoo $1.32$0.9636.4%
Movie $10.49$10.133.6%
Bowling $5.00$4.745.6%

Groceries

ItemAtkinsonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.15$3.984.1%
Fried Chicken $1.51$1.417.3%
Milk $2.66$2.0628.9%
Potatoes $3.47$2.9816.4%
Pizza $8.69$9.478.3%
Beer $8.35$8.795.0%

Health Care

ItemAtkinsonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $96.13$101.044.9%
Doctor $126.39$107.4417.6%
Dentist $75.69$90.4216.3%
Ibuprofen $9.29$9.280.1%
Lipitor $407.67$426.504.4%

Housing

ItemAtkinsonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $99,700.00$175,700.0043.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,111.11$1,133.232.0%
Apartment Rent $486.00$920.0047.2%

Transportation

ItemAtkinsonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.94$1.992.7%
Tire Balancing $43.33$45.765.3%

Utilities

ItemAtkinsonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$140.29$163.8114.4%
Phone $32.99$28.3916.2%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Hooppole, IL29379-21%
New Bedford, IL7379-21%
Mineral, IL24681-19%
Kewanee, IL12,69481-19%
Neponset, IL52382-18%
Atkinson, IL1,03485-15%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Milledgeville, IL1,03482-18%
Hagerman, ID1,03483-17%
Cordry Sweetwater Lakes, IN1,03497-3%
Cashton, WI1,03486-14%
Mammoth Spring, AR1,03474-26%
Atkinson, IL1,03485-15%
Source: The Atkinson, IL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.