Bensenville 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.
IndexBensenvilleIllinoisNational
Cost of living index10999100
IndexBensenvilleIllinoisNational
Goods & Services index10698100
Groceries index10899100
Health care index100101100
Housing index11499100
Transportation index11297100
Utilities index104101100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Bensenville, IL is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Bensenville, IL enjoy a cost of living index of 109. This index is 10% higher than the Illinois average, and 9% 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 Bensenville, IL, the average cost of goods and services is 8% higher than it is in Illinois, and it is 6% higher than the national average.

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  • The cost of living in Bensenville is 10% higher than the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in Bensenville is 9% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Bensenville is 14% 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$80,203$6,684$1,871$2,406
Renters$42,110$3,509$983$1,263
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Bensenville, 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 Bensenville, IL have a median income of $80,203. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,871 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $42,110, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $983.

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 considering the overall cost of living expenses in Bensenville, IL, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Illinois, as well as the rate for income tax in Illinois. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Illinois is 9.75%, and the sales tax in the state of Illinois is 6.25%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Illinois starts from 3.75% and goes up to 3.75%.

Goods & Services

ItemBensenvilleNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.50$14.5919.9%
Beauty Salon $45.00$34.6829.8%
Toothpaste $2.34$2.475.4%
Shampoo $0.99$1.023.1%
Movie $13.75$9.8739.3%
Bowling $5.00$4.3913.9%

Groceries

ItemBensenvilleNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.37$4.4820.0%
Fried Chicken $1.42$1.463.0%
Milk $1.74$2.3626.2%
Potatoes $2.50$3.0618.3%
Pizza $10.99$9.2418.9%
Beer $14.25$8.6365.1%

Health Care

ItemBensenvilleNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $95.00$99.784.8%
Doctor $100.00$105.034.8%
Dentist $100.00$88.7012.7%
Ibuprofen $9.24$9.411.8%
Lipitor $262.00$298.5012.2%

Housing

ItemBensenvilleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $209,300.00$175,700.0019.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,500.61$1,081.0338.8%
Apartment Rent $954.00$920.003.7%

Transportation

ItemBensenvilleNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.29$2.099.5%
Tire Balancing $53.31$45.2917.7%

Utilities

ItemBensenvilleNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$173.99$170.801.9%
Phone $30.05$28.266.3%
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.

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Hodgkins, IL2,18588-12%
Cicero, IL84,42399-1%
Bellwood, IL19,14999-1%
Maywood, IL24,148100-0%
Bedford Park, IL6041011%
Bensenville, IL18,4571099%

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Bensenville, IL18,4571099%
Source: The Bensenville, IL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.