Hillsboro 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.
IndexHillsboroIllinoisNational
Cost of living index8499100
IndexHillsboroIllinoisNational
Goods & Services index10398100
Groceries index10199100
Health care index106101100
Housing index5399100
Transportation index9297100
Utilities index72101100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Hillsboro, IL cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Hillsboro, IL is 84, which is 15% lower than the Illinois average and 16% lower 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 Hillsboro, IL are 5% higher than the Illinois average and 3% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Hillsboro is 15% lower than the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in Hillsboro is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Hillsboro is 47% 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$71,333$5,944$1,664$2,140
Renters$23,333$1,944$544$700
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Hillsboro, 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 Hillsboro, IL homeowners have a median income of $71,333. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,664 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $23,333, which means there is a maximum of $544 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 Hillsboro, 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

ItemHillsboroNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.43$14.598.0%
Beauty Salon $33.50$34.683.4%
Toothpaste $2.22$2.4710.2%
Shampoo $0.97$1.025.1%
Movie $10.62$9.877.6%
Bowling $3.67$4.3916.4%

Groceries

ItemHillsboroNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.72$4.485.4%
Fried Chicken $1.47$1.460.4%
Milk $2.40$2.361.8%
Potatoes $3.73$3.0621.8%
Pizza $9.49$9.242.7%
Beer $7.67$8.6311.2%

Health Care

ItemHillsboroNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $87.00$99.7812.8%
Doctor $132.50$105.0326.1%
Dentist $83.57$88.705.8%
Ibuprofen $10.01$9.416.4%
Lipitor $315.70$298.505.8%

Housing

ItemHillsboroNational avg.Difference
Home Price $82,800.00$175,700.0052.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $825.57$1,081.0323.6%
Apartment Rent $625.00$920.0032.1%

Transportation

ItemHillsboroNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.83$2.0912.7%
Tire Balancing $47.74$45.295.4%

Utilities

ItemHillsboroNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$137.18$170.8019.7%
Phone $17.16$28.2639.3%
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.
Walshville, IL3278-22%
Ohlman, IL8876-24%
Sorento, IL73479-21%
Coalton, IL26578-22%
Donnellson, IL18580-20%
Hillsboro, IL8,37184-16%

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Denison, IA8,37083-17%
Fort Stockton, TX8,37384-16%
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Bridgewater, MA8,37412626%
New Port Richey East, FL8,37686-14%
Hillsboro, IL8,37184-16%
Source: The Hillsboro, IL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.