Hidalgo 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.
IndexHidalgoIllinoisNational
Cost of living index7899100
IndexHidalgoIllinoisNational
Goods & Services index10798100
Groceries index9699100
Health care index109101100
Housing index2299100
Transportation index9297100
Utilities index97101100

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  • The cost of living in Hidalgo is 21% lower than the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in Hidalgo is 22% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Hidalgo is 78% 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$53,333$4,444$1,244$1,600
Renters$0$0$0$0

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

ItemHidalgoNational avg.Difference
Haircut $10.25$14.5929.8%
Beauty Salon $27.60$34.6820.4%
Toothpaste $3.20$2.4729.4%
Shampoo $0.79$1.0222.7%
Movie $10.25$9.873.9%
Bowling $3.13$4.3928.7%

Groceries

ItemHidalgoNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.23$4.4816.8%
Fried Chicken $1.17$1.4620.1%
Milk $2.11$2.3610.5%
Potatoes $3.28$3.067.1%
Pizza $8.99$9.242.7%
Beer $8.02$8.637.1%

Health Care

ItemHidalgoNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $124.50$99.7824.8%
Doctor $102.40$105.032.5%
Dentist $116.00$88.7030.8%
Ibuprofen $9.05$9.413.8%
Lipitor $269.50$298.509.7%

Housing

ItemHidalgoNational avg.Difference
Home Price $38,800.00$175,700.0077.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $912.05$1,081.0315.6%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemHidalgoNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.84$2.0911.9%
Tire Balancing $45.76$45.291.0%

Utilities

ItemHidalgoNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$155.79$170.808.8%
Phone $29.95$28.266.0%
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.
Yale, IL7478-22%
Wheeler, IL9779-21%
Rose Hill, IL6982-18%
Jewett, IL31082-18%
Martinsville, IL1,15083-17%
Hidalgo, IL8878-22%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Foxholm, ND881077%
Ohlman, IL8876-24%
Woodford, WI8889-11%
Brownington, MO8875-25%
Tustin, WI8889-11%
Hidalgo, IL8878-22%
Source: The Hidalgo, IL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.