Clarendon Hills 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.
IndexClarendon HillsIllinoisNational
Cost of living index14399100
IndexClarendon HillsIllinoisNational
Goods & Services index10698100
Groceries index10899100
Health care index100101100
Housing index23099100
Transportation index11297100
Utilities index104101100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Clarendon Hills, IL cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Illinois and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Clarendon Hills, IL is 143, which is 45% higher than the Illinois average and 43% higher than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Clarendon Hills, IL are 8% higher than the average for Illinois and 6% higher than the rest of the country.

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  • The cost of living in Clarendon Hills is 45% higher than the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in Clarendon Hills is 43% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Clarendon Hills is 130% 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$142,206$11,851$3,318$4,267
Renters$58,438$4,870$1,363$1,753
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Clarendon Hills, 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 Clarendon Hills, IL have a median income of $142,206. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $3,318 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $58,438, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $1,363.

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 considering the overall cost of living expenses in Clarendon Hills, IL, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Illinois, as well as the rate for income tax in Illinois. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Illinois is 9.75%, and the sales tax in the state of Illinois is 6.25%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Illinois starts from 3.75% and goes up to 3.75%.

Goods & Services

ItemClarendon HillsNational 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

ItemClarendon HillsNational 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

ItemClarendon HillsNational 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

ItemClarendon HillsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $499,100.00$175,700.00184.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,500.61$1,081.0338.8%
Apartment Rent $948.00$920.003.0%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemClarendon HillsNational 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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Dixmoor, IL3,63587-13%
Hodgkins, IL2,18588-12%
Robbins, IL5,22191-9%
Hometown, IL4,35893-7%
Blue Island, IL23,45397-3%
Clarendon Hills, IL8,54814343%

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Clarendon Hills, IL8,54814343%
Source: The Clarendon Hills, IL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.