Flora 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.
Cost of living index7998100
Goods & Services index9697100
Groceries index8997100
Health care index94100100
Housing index4699100
Transportation index89104100
Utilities index9195100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Flora, IL. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Flora, IL being 79, that puts it 20% lower than the average of Illinois and 21% 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 Flora, IL, the price of goods and services are 1% lower than the average of Illinois as well as 4% lower than the nation's average.

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  • The cost of living in Flora is 20% lower than the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in Flora is 21% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Flora is 54% 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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The salary calculator is used in order to provide a comparison of your current salary in Flora, IL to another city of your choice. The calculator will inform you of what your salary needs to be in any specific city in order for you to maintain your living standard based on what the city’s cost of living is. As an example, if you are seeking to move to a city that has a higher cost of living compared to Flora, IL, you would have to earn a higher income to maintain a standard of living that is similar. To get started with the Flora, IL salary calculator, input the new city’s name and then move the slider to indicate your current income. The salary calculator will now process the numbers and show you whether you need to earn more or less in the chosen city. A comprehensive breakdown of the cost of living will also be shown.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

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One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Flora, 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 Flora, IL have a median income of $41,014. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $957 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $21,357, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $498.

Illinois Sales Tax

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Illinois Income Tax

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One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Flora, IL is the Illinois sales tax and Illinois income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The Illinois sales tax rate is 6.25% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 9.75%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The Illinois income tax rates range from 3.75% to 3.75%.

Goods & Services

ItemFloraNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.85$15.568.2%
Beauty Salon $32.83$36.119.1%
Toothpaste $1.64$2.4733.8%
Shampoo $0.90$0.967.1%
Movie $9.13$10.139.8%
Bowling $3.43$4.7427.6%


ItemFloraNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.87$3.982.8%
Fried Chicken $1.11$1.4121.4%
Milk $1.52$2.0626.5%
Potatoes $2.61$2.9812.6%
Pizza $9.99$9.475.5%
Beer $7.84$8.7910.8%

Health Care

ItemFloraNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $117.91$101.0416.7%
Doctor $90.53$107.4415.7%
Dentist $81.87$90.429.5%
Ibuprofen $8.25$9.2811.1%
Lipitor $445.26$426.504.4%


ItemFloraNational avg.Difference
Home Price $75,000.00$175,700.0057.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $915.34$1,133.2319.2%
Apartment Rent $501.00$920.0045.5%


ItemFloraNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.86$1.996.6%
Tire Balancing $36.00$45.7621.3%


ItemFloraNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$168.12$163.812.6%
Phone $21.67$28.3923.7%
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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Johnsonville, IL6471-29%
Clay City, IL95973-27%
Cisne, IL69674-26%
Noble, IL55375-25%
Iola, IL13176-24%
Flora, IL5,04579-21%

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Flora, IL5,04579-21%
Source: The Flora, IL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.