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

Did you know?

  • 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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Compare Aurora, IL Cost of living To Other Cities

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

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%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
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.