Elizabeth 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.
IndexElizabethIllinoisNational
Cost of living index8498100
IndexElizabethIllinoisNational
Goods & Services index10297100
Groceries index9897100
Health care index92100100
Housing index5499100
Transportation index89104100
Utilities index9195100

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  • The cost of living in Elizabeth is 14% lower than the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in Elizabeth is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Elizabeth is 46% 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$43,988$3,666$1,026$1,320
Renters$24,375$2,031$569$731

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

ItemElizabethNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.62$15.566.8%
Beauty Salon $32.96$36.118.7%
Toothpaste $2.56$2.473.7%
Shampoo $0.83$0.9614.3%
Movie $9.40$10.137.2%
Bowling $2.83$4.7440.2%

Groceries

ItemElizabethNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.68$3.987.6%
Fried Chicken $1.27$1.4110.0%
Milk $1.95$2.065.7%
Potatoes $2.61$2.9812.5%
Pizza $8.99$9.475.1%
Beer $8.99$8.792.2%

Health Care

ItemElizabethNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $57.75$101.0442.8%
Doctor $114.48$107.446.6%
Dentist $69.47$90.4223.2%
Ibuprofen $9.24$9.280.4%
Lipitor $451.01$426.505.7%

Housing

ItemElizabethNational avg.Difference
Home Price $91,400.00$175,700.0048.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $806.77$1,133.2328.8%
Apartment Rent $533.00$920.0042.1%

Transportation

ItemElizabethNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.85$1.997.0%
Tire Balancing $36.67$45.7619.9%

Utilities

ItemElizabethNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$175.52$163.817.1%
Phone $20.00$28.3929.5%
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.
Hanover, IL79481-19%
Apple River, IL48582-18%
Nora, IL10483-17%
Warren, IL1,54184-16%
Stockton, IL1,94884-16%
Elizabeth, IL81984-16%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Hardin, TX81985-15%
Mangham, LA81980-20%
Huntsville, UT81911010%
Emmonak, AK8191066%
Gladbrook, IA81985-15%
Elizabeth, IL81984-16%
Source: The Elizabeth, IL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.