Batavia 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.
Cost of living index11399100
Goods & Services index9698100
Groceries index10699100
Health care index104101100
Housing index14299100
Transportation index10097100
Utilities index103101100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Batavia, IL is displayed above. In Batavia, IL, the overall cost of living index is 113, which is 14% higher than the Illinois average and 13% higher than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Batavia, IL, the city's goods and services are 2% lower than the Illinois average and 4% lower than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Batavia is 14% higher than the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in Batavia is 13% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Batavia is 42% 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.

Find Real Estate Listings In Batavia


New Real Estate Listings In Batavia

Compare Batavia, IL Cost of living To Other Cities

Salary Calculator

This is how much you would need to earn in
Price difference in compared to
Cost of living index
Goods & Services index
Groceries index
Health care index
Housing index
Transportation index
Utilities index
The salary calculator allows you to compare how much your current salary in Batavia, IL would be worth in another city. In other words, the salary calculator will adjust the figure you enter for cost of living so that you can determine how much more or much less you would need to earn while maintaining your current quality of living. If you are considering relocating to a more expensive city than Batavia, IL, the calculator will tell you how much more you need to earn so you can assess job offers more accurately. The Batavia, IL salary calculator is easy to use. All you do is enter the name of another city, then move the slider to your current income. After that, the salary calculator will crunch the numbers for you and give you the information you need about the place you are considering going. Additionally, it will show a detailed breakdown of the cost of living.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Batavia, IL as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Batavia, IL homeowners, is $109,718. This would allow for a maximum of $2,560 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $34,079 which would result in a maximum of $795 to be spent on rental costs.

Illinois Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax

Illinois Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
When you are determining the total cost of living in Batavia, 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

ItemBataviaNational 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%


ItemBataviaNational 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

ItemBataviaNational 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%


ItemBataviaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $272,800.00$175,700.0055.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,023.97$1,081.035.3%
Apartment Rent $1,030.00$920.0012.0%


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


ItemBataviaNational 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.
Plano, IL11,37196-4%
Boulder Hill, IL8,349100-0%
Elgin, IL110,9061044%
Glendale Heights, IL34,4361055%
Aurora, IL199,8781011%
Batavia, IL25,90511313%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Xenia, OH25,90390-10%
South Pasadena, CA25,91418989%
Parkland, FL25,89514747%
Greenville, TX25,89293-7%
Lochearn, MD25,8881033%
Batavia, IL25,90511313%
Source: The Batavia, IL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.