Karnak 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.
IndexKarnakIllinoisNational
Cost of living index7899100
IndexKarnakIllinoisNational
Goods & Services index9298100
Groceries index9399100
Health care index92101100
Housing index3999100
Transportation index9297100
Utilities index114101100

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  • The cost of living in Karnak is 21% lower than the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in Karnak is 22% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Karnak is 61% 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$47,222$3,935$1,102$1,417
Renters$29,063$2,422$678$872

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

ItemKarnakNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.17$14.594.0%
Beauty Salon $34.60$34.680.2%
Toothpaste $1.76$2.4728.8%
Shampoo $0.75$1.0226.6%
Movie $9.84$9.870.3%
Bowling $2.92$4.3933.5%

Groceries

ItemKarnakNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.73$4.4816.7%
Fried Chicken $1.33$1.469.2%
Milk $2.01$2.3614.7%
Potatoes $3.18$3.063.9%
Pizza $8.16$9.2411.7%
Beer $8.14$8.635.7%

Health Care

ItemKarnakNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $107.00$99.787.2%
Doctor $93.00$105.0311.5%
Dentist $75.67$88.7014.7%
Ibuprofen $8.78$9.416.7%
Lipitor $301.70$298.501.1%

Housing

ItemKarnakNational avg.Difference
Home Price $48,400.00$175,700.0072.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $937.81$1,081.0313.2%
Apartment Rent $608.00$920.0033.9%

Transportation

ItemKarnakNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.91$2.098.7%
Tire Balancing $43.12$45.294.8%

Utilities

ItemKarnakNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$182.62$170.806.9%
Phone $35.01$28.2623.9%
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.
Mound City, IL60377-23%
Belknap, IL7574-26%
Mounds, IL1,22580-20%
New Grand Chain, IL19476-24%
Olmsted, IL47577-23%
Karnak, IL61178-22%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Jacksonville, OH61181-19%
Bluford, IL61179-21%
Hastings, FL61187-13%
Surfside Beach, TX61197-3%
Cleveland, MN61193-7%
Karnak, IL61178-22%
Source: The Karnak, IL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.