Glen Ellyn 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.
IndexGlen EllynIllinoisNational
Cost of living index13099100
IndexGlen EllynIllinoisNational
Goods & Services index10698100
Groceries index10899100
Health care index100101100
Housing index18599100
Transportation index11297100
Utilities index104101100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Glen Ellyn, IL is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Glen Ellyn, IL enjoy a cost of living index of 130. This index is 31% higher than the Illinois average, and 30% higher than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Glen Ellyn, IL, the average cost of goods and services is 8% higher than it is in Illinois, and it is 6% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Glen Ellyn is 31% higher than the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in Glen Ellyn is 30% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Glen Ellyn is 85% 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$119,360$9,947$2,785$3,581
Renters$38,224$3,185$892$1,147
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Glen Ellyn, 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 Glen Ellyn, IL homeowners have a median income of $119,360. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $2,785 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $38,224, which means there is a maximum of $892 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 Glen Ellyn, 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

ItemGlen EllynNational 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

ItemGlen EllynNational 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

ItemGlen EllynNational 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

ItemGlen EllynNational avg.Difference
Home Price $386,400.00$175,700.00119.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,500.61$1,081.0338.8%
Apartment Rent $962.00$920.004.6%

Transportation

ItemGlen EllynNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.29$2.099.5%
Tire Balancing $53.31$45.2917.7%

Utilities

ItemGlen EllynNational 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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Hodgkins, IL2,18588-12%
Bellwood, IL19,14999-1%
Maywood, IL24,148100-0%
Bedford Park, IL6041011%
Stone Park, IL4,9591011%
Glen Ellyn, IL27,39413030%

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Plum, PA27,38697-3%
Enterprise, AL27,37591-9%
West Chicago, IL27,4161066%
Slidell, LA27,37296-4%
Glen Ellyn, IL27,39413030%
Source: The Glen Ellyn, IL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.