Aurora 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.
IndexAuroraIllinoisNational
Cost of living index103100100
IndexAuroraIllinoisNational
Goods & Services index9698100
Groceries index10699100
Health care index104101100
Housing index109103100
Transportation index10097100
Utilities index103101100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Aurora, IL is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Aurora, IL enjoy a cost of living index of 103. This index is 3% higher than the Illinois average, and 3% higher than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Aurora, IL, the average cost of goods and services is 2% lower than it is in Illinois, and it is 4% lower than the national average.

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  • The cost of living in Aurora is 3% higher than the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in Aurora is 3% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Aurora is 9% higher 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$79,206$6,601$1,848$2,376
Renters$34,101$2,842$796$1,023
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Aurora, IL by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Aurora, IL have a median income of $79,206. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,848 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $34,101, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $796.

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%
When you are determining the total cost of living in Aurora, IL you will want to make sure you consider both the Illinois sales tax and the Illinois income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Illinois is 6.25%, with the highest surtax being 9.75%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Illinois have a range from 3.75% to 3.75%.

Goods & Services

ItemAuroraNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.50$14.596.2%
Beauty Salon $37.40$34.687.8%
Toothpaste $3.31$2.4733.8%
Shampoo $1.53$1.0249.7%
Movie $10.26$9.874.0%
Bowling $3.51$4.3920.1%

Groceries

ItemAuroraNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.21$4.486.0%
Fried Chicken $1.56$1.466.6%
Milk $2.65$2.3612.4%
Potatoes $2.78$3.069.2%
Pizza $8.86$9.244.1%
Beer $8.19$8.635.1%

Health Care

ItemAuroraNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $111.13$99.7811.4%
Doctor $129.44$105.0323.2%
Dentist $82.38$88.707.1%
Ibuprofen $8.99$9.414.5%
Lipitor $298.47$298.500.0%

Housing

ItemAuroraNational avg.Difference
Home Price $194,300.00$181,400.007.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,023.97$1,081.035.3%
Apartment Rent $1,016.00$889.0014.3%

Transportation

ItemAuroraNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.03$2.093.1%
Tire Balancing $49.67$45.299.7%

Utilities

ItemAuroraNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$175.65$170.802.8%
Phone $29.20$28.263.3%
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.
Wayne City, IL1,18885-15%
Fairmont, IL2,27796-4%
Millington, IL76898-2%
Plano, IL10,60299-1%
Crest Hill, IL20,724100-0%
Aurora, IL196,5691033%

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Yonkers, NY196,45915757%
Fontana, CA196,12911818%
Oxnard, CA197,45612929%
Augusta, GA195,64685-15%
Mobile, AL195,23991-9%
Aurora, IL196,5691033%
Source: The Aurora, IL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.