Carterville 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.
IndexCartervilleIllinoisNational
Cost of living index8698100
IndexCartervilleIllinoisNational
Goods & Services index9697100
Groceries index8997100
Health care index94100100
Housing index7099100
Transportation index89104100
Utilities index9195100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Carterville, IL. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Carterville, IL being 86, that puts it 13% lower than the average of Illinois and 14% lower than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Carterville, IL, the price of goods and services are 1% lower than the average of Illinois as well as 4% lower than the nation's average.

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  • The cost of living in Carterville is 13% lower than the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in Carterville is 14% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Carterville is 30% 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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Using the salary calculator lets you compare the salary you earn in Carterville, IL to what it is in other cities. It will let you know what your earnings would have to be in another city to have the same standard of living, as determined by the cost of living in each city. For example, if the cost of living in the area you want to move to is higher than the cost of living in Carterville, IL, you have to earn a higher income in order to still have the same standard of living. To operate the Carterville, IL salary calculator, put in the name of the other city, then move the slider to the point that represents the current income. The salary calculator will take care of the rest and tell you how much more or less you must earn in the new city. A Total breakdown of the cost of living is also provided.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$64,009$5,334$1,493$1,920
Renters$24,709$2,059$577$741
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Carterville, 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 Carterville, IL have a median income of $64,009. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,493 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $24,709, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $577.

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 assessing the complete cost of living in Carterville, IL, the Illinois income tax and the Illinois sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Illinois maximum surtax is 9.75%, and the Illinois sales tax is 6.25%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 3.75% to 3.75% in Illinois.

Goods & Services

ItemCartervilleNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.85$15.568.2%
Beauty Salon $32.83$36.119.1%
Toothpaste $1.64$2.4733.8%
Shampoo $0.90$0.967.1%
Movie $9.13$10.139.8%
Bowling $3.43$4.7427.6%

Groceries

ItemCartervilleNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.87$3.982.8%
Fried Chicken $1.11$1.4121.4%
Milk $1.52$2.0626.5%
Potatoes $2.61$2.9812.6%
Pizza $9.99$9.475.5%
Beer $7.84$8.7910.8%

Health Care

ItemCartervilleNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $117.91$101.0416.7%
Doctor $90.53$107.4415.7%
Dentist $81.87$90.429.5%
Ibuprofen $8.25$9.2811.1%
Lipitor $445.26$426.504.4%

Housing

ItemCartervilleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $123,000.00$175,700.0030.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $915.34$1,133.2319.2%
Apartment Rent $638.00$920.0030.7%

Transportation

ItemCartervilleNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.86$1.996.6%
Tire Balancing $36.00$45.7621.3%

Utilities

ItemCartervilleNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$168.12$163.812.6%
Phone $21.67$28.3923.7%
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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Creal Springs, IL57474-26%
Freeman Spur, IL26274-26%
Orient, IL37775-25%
Bush, IL29379-21%
Vergennes, IL32280-20%
Carterville, IL5,63586-14%

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Portland, CT5,63412121%
Exeter, PA5,63392-8%
Carterville, IL5,63586-14%
Source: The Carterville, IL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.