Gilberts 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.
IndexGilbertsIllinoisNational
Cost of living index10999100
IndexGilbertsIllinoisNational
Goods & Services index9698100
Groceries index9699100
Health care index103101100
Housing index13999100
Transportation index9997100
Utilities index95101100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Gilberts, IL cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Gilberts, IL is 109, which is 11% higher than the Illinois average and 9% higher than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Gilberts, IL are 2% lower than the Illinois average and 4% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Gilberts is 11% higher than the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in Gilberts is 9% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Gilberts is 39% 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$112,020$9,335$2,614$3,361
Renters$34,853$2,904$813$1,046
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Gilberts, IL, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Gilberts, IL homeowners have a median income of $112,020. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $2,614 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $34,853, which means there is a maximum of $813 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

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%
The Illinois sales tax and Illinois income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Gilberts, IL. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Illinois sales tax is 6.25% and the maximum surtax is 9.75%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Illinois income tax rates range from 3.75% to 3.75%.

Goods & Services

ItemGilbertsNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.57$14.5913.9%
Beauty Salon $29.57$34.6814.7%
Toothpaste $1.88$2.4724.0%
Shampoo $1.00$1.022.2%
Movie $10.29$9.874.3%
Bowling $3.94$4.3910.3%

Groceries

ItemGilbertsNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.91$4.489.7%
Fried Chicken $1.51$1.463.1%
Milk $2.42$2.362.7%
Potatoes $2.19$3.0628.5%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $8.37$8.633.0%

Health Care

ItemGilbertsNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $74.14$99.7825.7%
Doctor $112.33$105.036.9%
Dentist $89.63$88.701.0%
Ibuprofen $9.99$9.416.1%
Lipitor $319.94$298.507.2%

Housing

ItemGilbertsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $251,600.00$175,700.0043.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $777.29$1,081.0328.1%
Apartment Rent $1,197.00$920.0030.1%

Transportation

ItemGilbertsNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.96$2.096.5%
Tire Balancing $51.06$45.2912.8%

Utilities

ItemGilbertsNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$176.07$170.803.1%
Phone $23.50$28.2616.8%
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.

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Union, IL51695-5%
Carpentersville, IL38,1281022%
Marengo, IL7,45196-4%
Woodstock, IL25,12197-3%
Holiday Hills, IL6541044%
Gilberts, IL7,2561099%

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Gilberts, IL7,2561099%
Source: The Gilberts, IL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.