Mettawa 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.
IndexMettawaIllinoisNational
Cost of living index21598100
IndexMettawaIllinoisNational
Goods & Services index10897100
Groceries index10897100
Health care index103100100
Housing index46499100
Transportation index126104100
Utilities index9595100

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  • The cost of living in Mettawa is 119% higher than the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in Mettawa is 115% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Mettawa is 364% 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$148,375$12,365$3,462$4,452
Renters$6,635$553$155$199

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

ItemMettawaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.44$15.5612.1%
Beauty Salon $55.00$36.1152.3%
Toothpaste $2.68$2.478.3%
Shampoo $1.00$0.963.6%
Movie $13.20$10.1330.3%
Bowling $8.00$4.7468.9%

Groceries

ItemMettawaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.57$3.9814.6%
Fried Chicken $1.67$1.4118.4%
Milk $1.94$2.065.8%
Potatoes $3.51$2.9817.6%
Pizza $9.99$9.475.5%
Beer $8.73$8.790.7%

Health Care

ItemMettawaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $95.00$101.046.0%
Doctor $99.17$107.447.7%
Dentist $101.11$90.4211.8%
Ibuprofen $9.80$9.285.6%
Lipitor $421.75$426.501.1%

Housing

ItemMettawaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $814,700.00$175,700.00363.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,611.36$1,133.2342.2%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemMettawaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.57$1.9928.9%
Tire Balancing $54.44$45.7619.0%

Utilities

ItemMettawaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$150.85$163.817.9%
Phone $28.44$28.390.2%
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.
Park City, IL7,55186-14%
Waukegan, IL88,6711000%
North Chicago, IL30,7601011%
Zion, IL24,29295-5%
Round Lake Beach, IL28,0481011%
Mettawa, IL455215115%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Long Branch, PA45590-10%
Mill Village, PA45583-17%
Lopatcong Overlook, NJ45511616%
Uniontown, WA45598-2%
Kellnersville, WI45583-17%
Mettawa, IL455215115%
Source: The Mettawa, IL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.