El Paso 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.
IndexEl PasoIllinoisNational
Cost of living index9099100
IndexEl PasoIllinoisNational
Goods & Services index9898100
Groceries index9899100
Health care index96101100
Housing index7299100
Transportation index9897100
Utilities index98101100

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  • The cost of living in El Paso is 9% lower than the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in El Paso is 10% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in El Paso is 28% 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$56,406$4,701$1,316$1,692
Renters$38,068$3,172$888$1,142

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%

Goods & Services

ItemEl PasoNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.00$14.5916.5%
Beauty Salon $19.00$34.6845.2%
Toothpaste $2.27$2.478.2%
Shampoo $0.83$1.0218.8%
Movie $8.75$9.8711.3%
Bowling $3.50$4.3920.3%

Groceries

ItemEl PasoNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.02$4.4810.2%
Fried Chicken $1.49$1.461.8%
Milk $2.12$2.3610.0%
Potatoes $3.31$3.068.1%
Pizza $8.99$9.242.7%
Beer $7.92$8.638.3%

Health Care

ItemEl PasoNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $122.03$99.7822.3%
Doctor $97.00$105.037.6%
Dentist $82.00$88.707.6%
Ibuprofen $7.98$9.4115.2%
Lipitor $301.39$298.501.0%

Housing

ItemEl PasoNational avg.Difference
Home Price $118,100.00$175,700.0032.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,155.44$1,081.036.9%
Apartment Rent $771.00$920.0016.2%

Transportation

ItemEl PasoNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.95$2.096.8%
Tire Balancing $50.00$45.2910.4%

Utilities

ItemEl PasoNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$157.04$170.808.1%
Phone $29.99$28.266.1%
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.
Dana, IL9781-19%
Secor, IL40385-15%
Benson, IL40385-15%
Minonk, IL2,16086-14%
Washburn, IL1,02287-13%
El Paso, IL2,58290-10%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Winter Beach, FL2,58211919%
Como, WI2,58299-1%
Sylva, NC2,58194-6%
Redfield, SD2,58378-22%
Cecil-Bishop, PA2,5811011%
El Paso, IL2,58290-10%
Source: The El Paso, IL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.