Island Lake 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.
IndexIsland LakeIllinoisNational
Cost of living index10599100
IndexIsland LakeIllinoisNational
Goods & Services index10698100
Groceries index10899100
Health care index100101100
Housing index10399100
Transportation index11297100
Utilities index104101100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Island Lake, IL cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Illinois and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Island Lake, IL is 105, which is 7% higher than the Illinois average and 5% higher than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Island Lake, IL are 8% higher than the average for Illinois and 6% higher than the rest of the country.

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  • The cost of living in Island Lake is 7% higher than the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in Island Lake is 5% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Island Lake 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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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$71,927$5,994$1,678$2,158
Renters$40,313$3,359$941$1,210
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Island Lake, IL as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Island Lake, IL homeowners, is $71,927. This would allow for a maximum of $1,678 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $40,313 which would result in a maximum of $941 to be spent on rental costs.

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%
When assessing the complete cost of living in Island Lake, IL, the Illinois income tax and the Illinois sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Illinois maximum surtax is 9.75%, and the Illinois sales tax is 6.25%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 3.75% to 3.75% in Illinois.

Goods & Services

ItemIsland LakeNational 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

ItemIsland LakeNational 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

ItemIsland LakeNational 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

ItemIsland LakeNational avg.Difference
Home Price $157,400.00$175,700.0010.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,500.61$1,081.0338.8%
Apartment Rent $1,243.00$920.0035.1%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemIsland LakeNational 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.
Hebron, IL1,09494-6%
Round Lake Beach, IL28,048100-0%
McCullom Lake, IL1,00193-7%
Fox Lake, IL10,7571022%
Round Lake Park, IL7,7581022%
Island Lake, IL8,0331055%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Chestnut Ridge, NY8,03515757%
Fountain Inn, SC8,03194-6%
Wellington, KS8,02884-16%
Liberty Lake, WA8,0271077%
Lugoff, SC8,03993-7%
Island Lake, IL8,0331055%
Source: The Island Lake, IL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.