Fox River Grove 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.
IndexFox River GroveIllinoisNational
Cost of living index11499100
IndexFox River GroveIllinoisNational
Goods & Services index10698100
Groceries index10899100
Health care index100101100
Housing index13399100
Transportation index11297100
Utilities index104101100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Fox River Grove, IL is shown above. Compared to the state average of Illinois the cost of living index in Fox River Grove, IL is 114, which is 16% higher than the average in Illinois and compared to the national average it is 14% higher than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Fox River Grove, IL goods and services come in at 8% higher than the average in Illinois and are 6% higher than compared to the nationwide average.

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  • The cost of living in Fox River Grove is 16% higher than the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in Fox River Grove is 14% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Fox River Grove is 33% higher 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$94,446$7,871$2,204$2,834
Renters$40,773$3,398$951$1,223
The affordability of the housing market in Fox River Grove, IL as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Fox River Grove, IL homeowners, the median income is $94,446. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $2,204 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $40,773. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $951 used for their rent related monthly costs.

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 assessing the complete cost of living in Fox River Grove, IL, the Illinois income tax and the Illinois sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Illinois maximum surtax is 9.75%, and the Illinois sales tax is 6.25%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 3.75% to 3.75% in Illinois.

Goods & Services

ItemFox River GroveNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.50$14.5919.9%
Beauty Salon $45.00$34.6829.8%
Toothpaste $2.34$2.475.4%
Shampoo $0.99$1.023.1%
Movie $13.75$9.8739.3%
Bowling $5.00$4.3913.9%

Groceries

ItemFox River GroveNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.37$4.4820.0%
Fried Chicken $1.42$1.463.0%
Milk $1.74$2.3626.2%
Potatoes $2.50$3.0618.3%
Pizza $10.99$9.2418.9%
Beer $14.25$8.6365.1%

Health Care

ItemFox River GroveNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $95.00$99.784.8%
Doctor $100.00$105.034.8%
Dentist $100.00$88.7012.7%
Ibuprofen $9.24$9.411.8%
Lipitor $262.00$298.5012.2%

Housing

ItemFox River GroveNational avg.Difference
Home Price $259,900.00$175,700.0047.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,500.61$1,081.0338.8%
Apartment Rent $899.00$920.002.3%

Transportation

ItemFox River GroveNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.29$2.099.5%
Tire Balancing $53.31$45.2917.7%

Utilities

ItemFox River GroveNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$173.99$170.801.9%
Phone $30.05$28.266.3%
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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Round Lake Park, IL7,7581022%
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Fox River Grove, IL4,74911414%

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Source: The Fox River Grove, IL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.