Glendale Heights 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.
IndexGlendale HeightsIllinoisNational
Cost of living index10599100
IndexGlendale HeightsIllinoisNational
Goods & Services index10698100
Groceries index10899100
Health care index100101100
Housing index10399100
Transportation index11297100
Utilities index104101100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Glendale Heights, IL cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Glendale Heights, IL is 105, which is 7% higher than the Illinois average and 5% 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 Glendale Heights, IL are 8% higher than the Illinois average and 6% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Glendale Heights is 7% higher than the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in Glendale Heights is 5% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Glendale Heights is 3% 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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Using the salary calculator lets you compare the salary you earn in Glendale Heights, IL to what it is in other cities. It will let you know what your earnings would have to be in another city to have the same standard of living, as determined by the cost of living in each city. For example, if the cost of living in the area you want to move to is higher than the cost of living in Glendale Heights, IL, you have to earn a higher income in order to still have the same standard of living. To operate the Glendale Heights, IL salary calculator, put in the name of the other city, then move the slider to the point that represents the current income. The salary calculator will take care of the rest and tell you how much more or less you must earn in the new city. A Total breakdown of the cost of living is also provided.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$70,089$5,841$1,635$2,103
Renters$40,437$3,370$943$1,213
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Glendale Heights, 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 Glendale Heights, IL homeowners have a median income of $70,089. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,635 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $40,437, which means there is a maximum of $943 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%
For those who live in Glendale Heights, IL and want to know what the true cost of living is, they ought to look at both the Illinois income tax rate and the Illinois sales tax rate. By sales tax, we mean the taxes that are included whenever a person is purchasing any goods or services. The amount that is taxed depends upon the particular state, where some states have a sales tax of zero percent while others can have a tax higher than seven percent. In Illinois, the sales tax is 6.25%, while the most you'll pay in surtax is 9.75%. There is also income tax to consider, which is based upon the amount of money made in a year. Just like sales tax, income tax depends upon the particular state but also depends upon what tax bracket the person is in. Income tax for the state can be higher than nine percent in some states to zero percent in others. For those that live in Illinois, the income tax rate ranges between 3.75% to 3.75%.

Goods & Services

ItemGlendale HeightsNational 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

ItemGlendale HeightsNational 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

ItemGlendale HeightsNational 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

ItemGlendale HeightsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $173,900.00$175,700.001.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,500.61$1,081.0338.8%
Apartment Rent $1,043.00$920.0013.4%

Transportation

ItemGlendale HeightsNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.29$2.099.5%
Tire Balancing $53.31$45.2917.7%

Utilities

ItemGlendale HeightsNational 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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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Hodgkins, IL2,18588-12%
Bellwood, IL19,14999-1%
Maywood, IL24,148100-0%
Stone Park, IL4,9591011%
Broadview, IL7,9561011%
Glendale Heights, IL34,4361055%

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Brunswick, OH34,43899-1%
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Norristown, PA34,4541099%
Newnan, GA34,4571022%
Mooresville, NC34,4661011%
Glendale Heights, IL34,4361055%
Source: The Glendale Heights, IL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.