Crestwood 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.
Cost of living index10199100
Goods & Services index10698100
Groceries index10899100
Health care index100101100
Housing index8999100
Transportation index11297100
Utilities index104101100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Crestwood, IL. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Crestwood, IL being 101, that puts it 2% higher than the average of Illinois and 1% higher 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 Crestwood, IL, the price of goods and services are 8% higher than the average of Illinois as well as 6% higher than the nation's average.

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  • The cost of living in Crestwood is 2% higher than the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in Crestwood is 1% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Crestwood is 11% 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)
The affordability of the housing market in Crestwood, IL as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Crestwood, IL homeowners, the median income is $58,459. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,364 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $41,063. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $958 used for their rent related monthly costs.

Illinois Sales Tax

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Illinois Income Tax

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For those who live in Crestwood, 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

ItemCrestwoodNational 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%


ItemCrestwoodNational 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

ItemCrestwoodNational 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%


ItemCrestwoodNational avg.Difference
Home Price $153,700.00$175,700.0012.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,500.61$1,081.0338.8%
Apartment Rent $853.00$920.007.3%


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


ItemCrestwoodNational 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%
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Ford Heights, IL2,77786-14%
East Chicago, IN29,38791-9%
Robbins, IL5,22191-9%
Crestwood, IL11,0061011%

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Crestwood, IL11,0061011%
Source: The Crestwood, IL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.