Mokena 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.
IndexMokenaIllinoisNational
Cost of living index11298100
IndexMokenaIllinoisNational
Goods & Services index9697100
Groceries index10197100
Health care index107100100
Housing index14499100
Transportation index115104100
Utilities index8895100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Mokena, IL cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Illinois and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Mokena, IL is 112, which is 14% higher than the Illinois average and 12% 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 Mokena, IL are 1% lower than the average for Illinois and 4% lower than the rest of the country.

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  • The cost of living in Mokena is 14% higher than the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in Mokena is 12% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Mokena is 44% 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$106,458$8,872$2,484$3,194
Renters$46,782$3,899$1,092$1,404
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Mokena, 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 Mokena, IL homeowners, is $106,458. This would allow for a maximum of $2,484 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $46,782 which would result in a maximum of $1,092 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%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Mokena, IL is the Illinois sales tax and Illinois income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The Illinois sales tax rate is 6.25% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 9.75%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The Illinois income tax rates range from 3.75% to 3.75%.

Goods & Services

ItemMokenaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.46$15.565.8%
Beauty Salon $38.52$36.116.7%
Toothpaste $3.27$2.4732.1%
Shampoo $0.96$0.960.9%
Movie $9.71$10.134.1%
Bowling $3.86$4.7418.5%

Groceries

ItemMokenaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.22$3.985.9%
Fried Chicken $1.29$1.418.3%
Milk $2.38$2.0615.5%
Potatoes $2.83$2.985.1%
Pizza $8.74$9.477.7%
Beer $8.25$8.796.2%

Health Care

ItemMokenaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $110.97$101.049.8%
Doctor $137.35$107.4427.8%
Dentist $89.33$90.421.2%
Ibuprofen $8.99$9.283.1%
Lipitor $425.63$426.500.2%

Housing

ItemMokenaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $281,800.00$175,700.0060.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $994.19$1,133.2312.3%
Apartment Rent $962.00$920.004.6%

Transportation

ItemMokenaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.20$1.9910.5%
Tire Balancing $56.85$45.7624.2%

Utilities

ItemMokenaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$141.76$163.8113.5%
Phone $25.99$28.398.4%
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.
Wilmington, IL14880-20%
Dixmoor, IL3,63588-12%
Robbins, IL5,22192-8%
Harvey, IL25,22594-6%
Phoenix, IL2,14394-6%
Mokena, IL18,80411212%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
West Hempstead, NY18,80115959%
Glassboro, NJ18,79811212%
Orange, TX18,81085-15%
White Oak, OH18,81490-10%
Ashtabula, OH18,81987-13%
Mokena, IL18,80411212%
Source: The Mokena, IL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.