Dupo 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.
IndexDupoIllinoisNational
Cost of living index8798100
IndexDupoIllinoisNational
Goods & Services index9397100
Groceries index10397100
Health care index96100100
Housing index6099100
Transportation index94104100
Utilities index11395100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Dupo, IL. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Dupo, IL being 87, that puts it 12% lower than the average of Illinois and 13% lower 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 Dupo, IL, the price of goods and services are 4% lower than the average of Illinois as well as 7% lower than the nation's average.

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  • The cost of living in Dupo is 12% lower than the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in Dupo is 13% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Dupo is 40% 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$59,235$4,936$1,382$1,777
Renters$28,955$2,413$676$869
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Dupo, 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 Dupo, IL have a median income of $59,235. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,382 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $28,955, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $676.

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 you are determining the total cost of living in Dupo, IL you will want to make sure you consider both the Illinois sales tax and the Illinois income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Illinois is 6.25%, with the highest surtax being 9.75%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Illinois have a range from 3.75% to 3.75%.

Goods & Services

ItemDupoNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.36$15.565.1%
Beauty Salon $37.77$36.114.6%
Toothpaste $2.13$2.4713.7%
Shampoo $1.03$0.966.7%
Movie $10.07$10.130.6%
Bowling $3.78$4.7420.2%

Groceries

ItemDupoNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.90$3.9823.0%
Fried Chicken $1.88$1.4133.6%
Milk $2.33$2.0612.9%
Potatoes $2.48$2.9816.7%
Pizza $8.52$9.4710.1%
Beer $8.04$8.798.6%

Health Care

ItemDupoNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $76.95$101.0423.8%
Doctor $84.03$107.4421.8%
Dentist $91.80$90.421.5%
Ibuprofen $11.43$9.2823.2%
Lipitor $433.91$426.501.7%

Housing

ItemDupoNational avg.Difference
Home Price $95,000.00$175,700.0045.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $728.96$1,133.2335.7%
Apartment Rent $686.00$920.0025.4%

Transportation

ItemDupoNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.87$1.996.4%
Tire Balancing $43.83$45.764.2%

Utilities

ItemDupoNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$160.36$163.812.1%
Phone $38.25$28.3934.8%
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.
Floraville, IL098-2%
Paderborn, IL5398-2%
Brooklyn, IL80778-22%
Alorton, IL1,72979-21%
Venice, IL1,75180-20%
Dupo, IL4,04587-13%

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Fort Defiance, AZ4,04477-23%
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Dupo, IL4,04587-13%
Source: The Dupo, IL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.