Countryside 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.
IndexCountrysideIllinoisNational
Cost of living index11298100
IndexCountrysideIllinoisNational
Goods & Services index10897100
Groceries index10897100
Health care index103100100
Housing index11899100
Transportation index126104100
Utilities index9595100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Countryside, IL is displayed above. In Countryside, IL, the overall cost of living index is 112, which is 14% higher than the Illinois average and 12% higher than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Countryside, IL, the city's goods and services are 12% higher than the Illinois average and 8% higher than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Countryside is 14% higher than the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in Countryside is 12% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Countryside is 18% 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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The salary calculator is used in order to provide a comparison of your current salary in Countryside, IL to another city of your choice. The calculator will inform you of what your salary needs to be in any specific city in order for you to maintain your living standard based on what the city’s cost of living is. As an example, if you are seeking to move to a city that has a higher cost of living compared to Countryside, IL, you would have to earn a higher income to maintain a standard of living that is similar. To get started with the Countryside, IL salary calculator, input the new city’s name and then move the slider to indicate your current income. The salary calculator will now process the numbers and show you whether you need to earn more or less in the chosen city. A comprehensive breakdown of the cost of living will also be shown.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$62,913$5,243$1,468$1,888
Renters$46,250$3,854$1,079$1,388
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 Countryside, 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. Countryside, IL has a median income of about $62,913 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,468 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $46,250. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $1,079 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%
When assessing the complete cost of living in Countryside, 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

ItemCountrysideNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.44$15.5612.1%
Beauty Salon $55.00$36.1152.3%
Toothpaste $2.68$2.478.3%
Shampoo $1.00$0.963.6%
Movie $13.20$10.1330.3%
Bowling $8.00$4.7468.9%

Groceries

ItemCountrysideNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.57$3.9814.6%
Fried Chicken $1.67$1.4118.4%
Milk $1.94$2.065.8%
Potatoes $3.51$2.9817.6%
Pizza $9.99$9.475.5%
Beer $8.73$8.790.7%

Health Care

ItemCountrysideNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $95.00$101.046.0%
Doctor $99.17$107.447.7%
Dentist $101.11$90.4211.8%
Ibuprofen $9.80$9.285.6%
Lipitor $421.75$426.501.1%

Housing

ItemCountrysideNational avg.Difference
Home Price $220,600.00$175,700.0025.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,611.36$1,133.2342.2%
Apartment Rent $936.00$920.001.7%

Transportation

ItemCountrysideNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.57$1.9928.9%
Tire Balancing $54.44$45.7619.0%

Utilities

ItemCountrysideNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$150.85$163.817.9%
Phone $28.44$28.390.2%
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.
Dixmoor, IL3,63588-12%
Hodgkins, IL2,18589-11%
Robbins, IL5,22192-8%
Harvey, IL25,22594-6%
Phoenix, IL2,14394-6%
Countryside, IL5,97411212%

Cities with similar population

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New Brighton, PA5,97379-21%
Welcome, SC5,97286-14%
Penn Estates, PA5,9721055%
Hebron, KY5,97696-4%
White Rock, NM5,97711010%
Countryside, IL5,97411212%
Source: The Countryside, IL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.