Cairo 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.
IndexCairoIllinoisNational
Cost of living index7398100
IndexCairoIllinoisNational
Goods & Services index10797100
Groceries index7997100
Health care index92100100
Housing index2399100
Transportation index91104100
Utilities index7695100

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  • The cost of living in Cairo is 26% lower than the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in Cairo is 27% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Cairo is 77% 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

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$32,653$2,721$762$980
Renters$12,000$1,000$280$360

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

ItemCairoNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.08$15.5615.9%
Beauty Salon $33.80$36.116.4%
Toothpaste $1.25$2.4749.4%
Shampoo $1.00$0.963.6%
Movie $10.00$10.131.3%
Bowling $7.50$4.7458.4%

Groceries

ItemCairoNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $2.88$3.9827.6%
Fried Chicken $1.14$1.4119.2%
Milk $1.75$2.0615.2%
Potatoes $2.43$2.9818.4%
Pizza $9.19$9.473.0%
Beer $10.28$8.7916.9%

Health Care

ItemCairoNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $106.29$101.045.2%
Doctor $119.31$107.4411.0%
Dentist $69.43$90.4223.2%
Ibuprofen $6.33$9.2831.8%
Lipitor $426.43$426.500.0%

Housing

ItemCairoNational avg.Difference
Home Price $35,000.00$175,700.0080.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $838.36$1,133.2326.0%
Apartment Rent $275.00$920.0070.1%

Transportation

ItemCairoNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.81$1.999.1%
Tire Balancing $42.09$45.768.0%

Utilities

ItemCairoNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$151.62$163.817.4%
Phone $15.32$28.3946.0%
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.
Blandville, KY4894-6%
Mound City, IL60372-28%
Arlington, KY38374-26%
Wilson City, MO5875-25%
Anniston, MO21975-25%
Cairo, IL2,68873-27%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
McGovern, PA2,68796-4%
Macon, MS2,68775-25%
West Ishpeming, MI2,68788-12%
Hoisington, KS2,68781-19%
Tilton, IL2,68681-19%
Cairo, IL2,68873-27%
Source: The Cairo, IL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.