Galena 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.
IndexGalenaIllinoisNational
Cost of living index9899100
IndexGalenaIllinoisNational
Goods & Services index10398100
Groceries index9899100
Health care index96101100
Housing index8499100
Transportation index9097100
Utilities index136101100

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  • The cost of living in Galena is 1% lower than the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in Galena is 2% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Galena is 16% 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$47,083$3,924$1,099$1,413
Renters$36,970$3,081$863$1,109

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

ItemGalenaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.75$14.5912.6%
Beauty Salon $35.25$34.681.6%
Toothpaste $2.37$2.474.2%
Shampoo $0.88$1.0213.9%
Movie $9.58$9.872.9%
Bowling $2.75$4.3937.4%

Groceries

ItemGalenaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.69$4.4827.1%
Fried Chicken $1.57$1.467.2%
Milk $2.20$2.366.6%
Potatoes $2.67$3.0612.8%
Pizza $7.99$9.2413.6%
Beer $8.62$8.630.1%

Health Care

ItemGalenaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $62.33$99.7837.5%
Doctor $118.67$105.0313.0%
Dentist $75.75$88.7014.6%
Ibuprofen $9.32$9.411.0%
Lipitor $299.55$298.500.4%

Housing

ItemGalenaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $150,800.00$175,700.0014.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $783.52$1,081.0327.5%
Apartment Rent $720.00$920.0021.7%

Transportation

ItemGalenaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.89$2.099.6%
Tire Balancing $39.99$45.2911.7%

Utilities

ItemGalenaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$183.50$170.807.4%
Phone $49.95$28.2676.8%
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, IL79486-14%
Shullsburg, WI1,15189-11%
Benton, WI92789-11%
Elizabeth, IL81989-11%
Zwingle, IA12390-10%
Galena, IL3,35898-2%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Newton, MS3,35875-25%
Avon, NY3,3571022%
West Wyomissing, PA3,36098-2%
Shannon Hills, AR3,35693-7%
Andrews AFB, MD3,35613838%
Galena, IL3,35898-2%
Source: The Galena, IL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.