Oglesby 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.
IndexOglesbyIllinoisNational
Cost of living index8998100
IndexOglesbyIllinoisNational
Goods & Services index9797100
Groceries index9497100
Health care index100100100
Housing index6699100
Transportation index98104100
Utilities index10995100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Oglesby, IL is displayed above. In Oglesby, IL, the overall cost of living index is 89, which is 10% lower than the Illinois average and 11% lower 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 Oglesby, IL, the city's goods and services are equal to the Illinois average and 4% lower than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Oglesby is 10% lower than the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in Oglesby is 11% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Oglesby is 34% 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$65,417$5,451$1,526$1,963
Renters$21,429$1,786$500$643
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Oglesby, 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 Oglesby, IL homeowners, is $65,417. This would allow for a maximum of $1,526 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $21,429 which would result in a maximum of $500 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%
For those who live in Oglesby, IL and want to know what the true cost of living is, they ought to look at both the Illinois income tax rate and the Illinois sales tax rate. By sales tax, we mean the taxes that are included whenever a person is purchasing any goods or services. The amount that is taxed depends upon the particular state, where some states have a sales tax of zero percent while others can have a tax higher than seven percent. In Illinois, the sales tax is 6.25%, while the most you'll pay in surtax is 9.75%. There is also income tax to consider, which is based upon the amount of money made in a year. Just like sales tax, income tax depends upon the particular state but also depends upon what tax bracket the person is in. Income tax for the state can be higher than nine percent in some states to zero percent in others. For those that live in Illinois, the income tax rate ranges between 3.75% to 3.75%.

Goods & Services

ItemOglesbyNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.11$15.562.9%
Beauty Salon $21.67$36.1140.0%
Toothpaste $2.14$2.4713.3%
Shampoo $0.81$0.9615.7%
Movie $6.18$10.1338.9%
Bowling $3.63$4.7423.4%

Groceries

ItemOglesbyNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.58$3.9810.1%
Fried Chicken $1.44$1.412.6%
Milk $1.39$2.0632.8%
Potatoes $3.08$2.983.2%
Pizza $8.99$9.475.1%
Beer $8.88$8.790.9%

Health Care

ItemOglesbyNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $126.17$101.0424.9%
Doctor $103.92$107.443.3%
Dentist $88.83$90.421.8%
Ibuprofen $8.14$9.2812.2%
Lipitor $437.66$426.502.6%

Housing

ItemOglesbyNational avg.Difference
Home Price $116,000.00$175,700.0034.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,181.59$1,133.234.3%
Apartment Rent $614.00$920.0033.3%

Transportation

ItemOglesbyNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.99$1.990.1%
Tire Balancing $43.30$45.765.4%

Utilities

ItemOglesbyNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$183.30$163.8111.9%
Phone $29.99$28.395.6%
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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Magnolia, IL34583-17%
Cherry, IL42983-17%
Leonore, IL7784-16%
De Pue, IL1,78784-16%
Hollowayville, IL5184-16%
Oglesby, IL3,66789-11%

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Oglesby, IL3,66789-11%
Source: The Oglesby, IL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.