Carthage 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.
IndexCarthageIllinoisNational
Cost of living index8199100
IndexCarthageIllinoisNational
Goods & Services index9098100
Groceries index9599100
Health care index94101100
Housing index5499100
Transportation index9197100
Utilities index102101100

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  • The cost of living in Carthage is 18% lower than the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in Carthage is 19% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Carthage is 46% 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$53,906$4,492$1,258$1,617
Renters$30,972$2,581$723$929

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

ItemCarthageNational avg.Difference
Haircut $10.00$14.5931.5%
Beauty Salon $26.00$34.6825.0%
Toothpaste $1.96$2.4720.8%
Shampoo $0.88$1.0213.9%
Movie $8.25$9.8716.4%
Bowling $4.00$4.398.9%

Groceries

ItemCarthageNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.73$4.485.7%
Fried Chicken $1.44$1.461.6%
Milk $2.32$2.361.6%
Potatoes $2.01$3.0634.3%
Pizza $9.00$9.242.6%
Beer $7.78$8.639.9%

Health Care

ItemCarthageNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $78.00$99.7821.8%
Doctor $121.00$105.0315.2%
Dentist $69.00$88.7022.2%
Ibuprofen $9.32$9.411.0%
Lipitor $286.58$298.504.0%

Housing

ItemCarthageNational avg.Difference
Home Price $93,600.00$175,700.0046.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $891.84$1,081.0317.5%
Apartment Rent $525.00$920.0042.9%

Transportation

ItemCarthageNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.96$2.096.3%
Tire Balancing $37.47$45.2917.3%

Utilities

ItemCarthageNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$185.34$170.808.5%
Phone $26.03$28.267.9%
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.
Bentley, IL4771-29%
Basco, IL8572-28%
West Point, IL22272-28%
Ferris, IL16673-27%
Elvaston, IL10474-26%
Carthage, IL2,60081-19%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Eddyville, KY2,60082-18%
Wimberley, TX2,6001055%
Howe, TX2,60081-19%
Conrad, MT2,60086-14%
Merkel, TX2,60182-18%
Carthage, IL2,60081-19%
Source: The Carthage, IL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.