Johnsburg 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 index11099100
Goods & Services index9698100
Groceries index9699100
Health care index103101100
Housing index14299100
Transportation index9997100
Utilities index95101100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Johnsburg, IL is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Johnsburg, IL enjoy a cost of living index of 110. This index is 12% higher than the Illinois average, and 10% higher than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Johnsburg, IL, the average cost of goods and services is 2% lower than it is in Illinois, and it is 4% lower than the national average.

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  • The cost of living in Johnsburg is 12% higher than the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in Johnsburg is 10% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Johnsburg is 42% 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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One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Johnsburg, IL by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Johnsburg, IL have a median income of $95,588. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $2,230 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $52,000, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $1,213.

Illinois Sales Tax

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Illinois Income Tax

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The Illinois sales tax and Illinois income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Johnsburg, IL. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Illinois sales tax is 6.25% and the maximum surtax is 9.75%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Illinois income tax rates range from 3.75% to 3.75%.

Goods & Services

ItemJohnsburgNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.57$14.5913.9%
Beauty Salon $29.57$34.6814.7%
Toothpaste $1.88$2.4724.0%
Shampoo $1.00$1.022.2%
Movie $10.29$9.874.3%
Bowling $3.94$4.3910.3%


ItemJohnsburgNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.91$4.489.7%
Fried Chicken $1.51$1.463.1%
Milk $2.42$2.362.7%
Potatoes $2.19$3.0628.5%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $8.37$8.633.0%

Health Care

ItemJohnsburgNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $74.14$99.7825.7%
Doctor $112.33$105.036.9%
Dentist $89.63$88.701.0%
Ibuprofen $9.99$9.416.1%
Lipitor $319.94$298.507.2%


ItemJohnsburgNational avg.Difference
Home Price $254,200.00$175,700.0044.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $777.29$1,081.0328.1%
Apartment Rent $1,262.00$920.0037.2%


ItemJohnsburgNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.96$2.096.5%
Tire Balancing $51.06$45.2912.8%


ItemJohnsburgNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$176.07$170.803.1%
Phone $23.50$28.2616.8%
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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Round Lake Beach, IL28,048100-0%
McCullom Lake, IL1,00193-7%
Wilmot, WI28296-4%
Johnsburg, IL6,32211010%

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Johnsburg, IL6,32211010%
Source: The Johnsburg, IL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.