Dixmoor 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.
IndexDixmoorIllinoisNational
Cost of living index8799100
IndexDixmoorIllinoisNational
Goods & Services index10698100
Groceries index10899100
Health care index100101100
Housing index4199100
Transportation index11297100
Utilities index104101100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Dixmoor, IL is displayed above. In Dixmoor, IL, the overall cost of living index is 87, which is 12% lower than the Illinois average and 13% lower 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 Dixmoor, IL, the city's goods and services are 8% higher than the Illinois average and 6% higher than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Dixmoor is 12% lower than the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in Dixmoor is 13% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Dixmoor is 59% 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$47,639$3,970$1,112$1,429
Renters$35,435$2,953$827$1,063
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Dixmoor, IL, all you must look at is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In Dixmoor, IL, the median monthly income is $47,639 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,112 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $35,435, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $827 on monthly rental expenses.

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%
The Illinois sales tax and Illinois income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Dixmoor, IL. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Illinois sales tax is 6.25% and the maximum surtax is 9.75%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Illinois income tax rates range from 3.75% to 3.75%.

Goods & Services

ItemDixmoorNational 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

ItemDixmoorNational 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

ItemDixmoorNational 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

ItemDixmoorNational avg.Difference
Home Price $30,500.00$175,700.0082.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,500.61$1,081.0338.8%
Apartment Rent $871.00$920.005.3%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemDixmoorNational 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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Hodgkins, IL2,18588-12%
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Robbins, IL5,22191-9%
Harvey, IL25,22592-8%
Dixmoor, IL3,63587-13%

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Dixmoor, IL3,63587-13%
Source: The Dixmoor, IL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.