A general overview of the cost of living index for Lakewood, IL is displayed above. In Lakewood, IL, the overall cost of living index is 130, which is 32% higher than the Illinois average and 30% higher than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Lakewood, IL, the city's goods and services are 6% lower than the Illinois average and 5% lower than the U.S. average.