Glenview 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.
Cost of living index14799100
Goods & Services index10698100
Groceries index10899100
Health care index100101100
Housing index24399100
Transportation index11297100
Utilities index104101100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Glenview, IL. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Glenview, IL being 147, that puts it 49% higher than the average of Illinois and 47% higher than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Glenview, IL, the price of goods and services are 8% higher than the average of Illinois as well as 6% higher than the nation's average.

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  • The cost of living in Glenview is 49% higher than the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in Glenview is 47% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Glenview is 143% 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

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The affordability of the housing market in Glenview, 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 Glenview, IL homeowners, the median income is $108,361. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $2,528 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $51,160. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $1,194 used for their rent related monthly costs.

Illinois Sales Tax

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Illinois Income Tax

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When you are determining the total cost of living in Glenview, IL you will want to make sure you consider both the Illinois sales tax and the Illinois income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Illinois is 6.25%, with the highest surtax being 9.75%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Illinois have a range from 3.75% to 3.75%.

Goods & Services

ItemGlenviewNational 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%


ItemGlenviewNational 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

ItemGlenviewNational 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%


ItemGlenviewNational avg.Difference
Home Price $469,200.00$175,700.00167.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,500.61$1,081.0338.8%
Apartment Rent $1,732.00$920.0088.3%


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


ItemGlenviewNational 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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Broadview, IL7,9561011%
Northlake, IL12,3681033%
Glenview, IL45,40014747%

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