Burbank 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.
IndexBurbankIllinoisNational
Cost of living index10699100
IndexBurbankIllinoisNational
Goods & Services index10698100
Groceries index10899100
Health care index100101100
Housing index10799100
Transportation index11297100
Utilities index104101100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Burbank, IL cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Burbank, IL is 106, which is 8% higher than the Illinois average and 6% higher than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Burbank, IL are 8% higher than the Illinois average and 6% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Burbank is 8% higher than the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in Burbank is 6% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Burbank is 7% 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$60,231$5,019$1,405$1,807
Renters$45,259$3,772$1,056$1,358
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Burbank, 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 Burbank, IL homeowners, is $60,231. This would allow for a maximum of $1,405 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $45,259 which would result in a maximum of $1,056 to be spent on rental costs.

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%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Burbank, IL is the Illinois sales tax and Illinois income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The Illinois sales tax rate is 6.25% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 9.75%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The Illinois income tax rates range from 3.75% to 3.75%.

Goods & Services

ItemBurbankNational 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

ItemBurbankNational 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

ItemBurbankNational 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

ItemBurbankNational avg.Difference
Home Price $184,400.00$175,700.005.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,500.61$1,081.0338.8%
Apartment Rent $1,021.00$920.0011.0%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemBurbankNational 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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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Dixmoor, IL3,63587-13%
Hodgkins, IL2,18588-12%
Robbins, IL5,22191-9%
Harvey, IL25,22592-8%
Phoenix, IL2,14392-8%
Burbank, IL29,0971066%

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Burbank, IL29,0971066%
Source: The Burbank, IL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.