Calumet Park 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.
IndexCalumet ParkIllinoisNational
Cost of living index9799100
IndexCalumet ParkIllinoisNational
Goods & Services index10698100
Groceries index10899100
Health care index100101100
Housing index7599100
Transportation index11297100
Utilities index104101100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Calumet Park, IL is shown above. Compared to the state average of Illinois the cost of living index in Calumet Park, IL is 97, which is 2% lower than the average in Illinois and compared to the national average it is 3% 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 Calumet Park, IL goods and services come in at 8% higher than the average in Illinois and are 6% higher than compared to the nationwide average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Calumet Park is 2% lower than the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in Calumet Park is 3% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Calumet Park is 25% 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$54,054$4,505$1,261$1,622
Renters$36,250$3,021$846$1,088
A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living is by simply calculating the maximum that a person should spend on housing in Calumet Park, IL, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The safest way to live in the city is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income that one earns on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. Calumet Park, IL has a median income of about $54,054 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,261 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $36,250. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $846 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

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%
For those who live in Calumet Park, 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

ItemCalumet ParkNational 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

ItemCalumet ParkNational 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

ItemCalumet ParkNational 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

ItemCalumet ParkNational avg.Difference
Home Price $112,400.00$175,700.0036.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,500.61$1,081.0338.8%
Apartment Rent $921.00$920.000.1%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemCalumet ParkNational 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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Ford Heights, IL2,77786-14%
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Robbins, IL5,22191-9%
Calumet Park, IL8,18997-3%

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