Bourbonnais 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 index9898100
Goods & Services index9897100
Groceries index10097100
Health care index102100100
Housing index9899100
Transportation index108104100
Utilities index8695100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Bourbonnais, IL is shown above. Compared to the state average of Illinois the cost of living index in Bourbonnais, IL is 98, which is equal to the average in Illinois and compared to the national average it is 2% lower than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Bourbonnais, IL goods and services come in at 1% higher than the average in Illinois and are 2% lower than compared to the nationwide average.

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  • The cost of living in Bourbonnais is equal to the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in Bourbonnais is 2% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Bourbonnais is 2% 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

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The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Bourbonnais, 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 Bourbonnais, IL homeowners, is $78,975. This would allow for a maximum of $1,843 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $36,895 which would result in a maximum of $861 to be spent on rental costs.

Illinois Sales Tax

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Illinois Income Tax

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For those who live in Bourbonnais, IL and want to know what the true cost of living is, they ought to look at both the Illinois income tax rate and the Illinois sales tax rate. By sales tax, we mean the taxes that are included whenever a person is purchasing any goods or services. The amount that is taxed depends upon the particular state, where some states have a sales tax of zero percent while others can have a tax higher than seven percent. In Illinois, the sales tax is 6.25%, while the most you'll pay in surtax is 9.75%. There is also income tax to consider, which is based upon the amount of money made in a year. Just like sales tax, income tax depends upon the particular state but also depends upon what tax bracket the person is in. Income tax for the state can be higher than nine percent in some states to zero percent in others. For those that live in Illinois, the income tax rate ranges between 3.75% to 3.75%.

Goods & Services

ItemBourbonnaisNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.19$15.562.4%
Beauty Salon $31.59$36.1112.5%
Toothpaste $2.03$2.4717.9%
Shampoo $0.84$0.9613.0%
Movie $7.66$10.1324.4%
Bowling $5.05$4.746.6%


ItemBourbonnaisNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.42$3.9835.9%
Fried Chicken $1.52$1.418.2%
Milk $1.87$2.069.2%
Potatoes $3.81$2.9827.7%
Pizza $8.94$9.475.6%
Beer $8.16$8.797.2%

Health Care

ItemBourbonnaisNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $93.41$101.047.6%
Doctor $119.33$107.4411.1%
Dentist $90.11$90.420.3%
Ibuprofen $8.48$9.288.7%
Lipitor $428.77$426.500.5%


ItemBourbonnaisNational avg.Difference
Home Price $173,100.00$175,700.001.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $891.46$1,133.2321.3%
Apartment Rent $883.00$920.004.0%


ItemBourbonnaisNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.02$1.991.5%
Tire Balancing $55.77$45.7621.9%


ItemBourbonnaisNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$157.05$163.814.1%
Phone $20.95$28.3926.2%
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.

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Source: The Bourbonnais, IL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.