East Moline 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.
IndexEast MolineIllinoisNational
Cost of living index8898100
IndexEast MolineIllinoisNational
Goods & Services index9497100
Groceries index10697100
Health care index97100100
Housing index6599100
Transportation index97104100
Utilities index9895100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the East Moline, IL cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Illinois and cities across the country, the cost of living index in East Moline, IL is 88, which is 11% lower than the Illinois average and 12% lower 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 East Moline, IL are 3% lower than the average for Illinois and 6% lower than the rest of the country.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in East Moline is 11% lower than the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in East Moline is 12% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in East Moline is 35% 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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Using the salary calculator lets you compare the salary you earn in East Moline, IL to what it is in other cities. It will let you know what your earnings would have to be in another city to have the same standard of living, as determined by the cost of living in each city. For example, if the cost of living in the area you want to move to is higher than the cost of living in East Moline, IL, you have to earn a higher income in order to still have the same standard of living. To operate the East Moline, IL salary calculator, put in the name of the other city, then move the slider to the point that represents the current income. The salary calculator will take care of the rest and tell you how much more or less you must earn in the new city. A Total breakdown of the cost of living is also provided.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$51,396$4,283$1,199$1,542
Renters$24,926$2,077$582$748
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in East Moline, IL, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In East Moline, IL homeowners have a median income of $51,396. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,199 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $24,926, which means there is a maximum of $582 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

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 East Moline, 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

ItemEast MolineNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.70$15.5612.0%
Beauty Salon $22.83$36.1136.8%
Toothpaste $2.63$2.476.2%
Shampoo $1.32$0.9636.4%
Movie $10.49$10.133.6%
Bowling $5.00$4.745.6%

Groceries

ItemEast MolineNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.15$3.984.1%
Fried Chicken $1.51$1.417.3%
Milk $2.66$2.0628.9%
Potatoes $3.47$2.9816.4%
Pizza $8.69$9.478.3%
Beer $8.35$8.795.0%

Health Care

ItemEast MolineNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $96.13$101.044.9%
Doctor $126.39$107.4417.6%
Dentist $75.69$90.4216.3%
Ibuprofen $9.29$9.280.1%
Lipitor $407.67$426.504.4%

Housing

ItemEast MolineNational avg.Difference
Home Price $111,100.00$175,700.0036.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,111.11$1,133.232.0%
Apartment Rent $633.00$920.0031.2%

Transportation

ItemEast MolineNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.94$1.992.7%
Tire Balancing $43.33$45.765.3%

Utilities

ItemEast MolineNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$140.29$163.8114.4%
Phone $32.99$28.3916.2%
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.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Oak Grove, IL75676-24%
Cleveland, IL13783-17%
Hillsdale, IL50784-16%
Panorama Park, IA11085-15%
Milan, IL5,12285-15%
East Moline, IL21,29488-12%

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Biddeford, ME21,30311010%
Union Hill-Novelty Hill, WA21,31317575%
East Moline, IL21,29488-12%
Source: The East Moline, IL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.