Roberts 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.
IndexRobertsIllinoisNational
Cost of living index8599100
IndexRobertsIllinoisNational
Goods & Services index9698100
Groceries index9299100
Health care index109101100
Housing index5599100
Transportation index8497100
Utilities index119101100

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  • The cost of living in Roberts is 14% lower than the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in Roberts is 15% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Roberts is 45% 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$34,423$2,869$803$1,033
Renters$33,000$2,750$770$990

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

ItemRobertsNational avg.Difference
Haircut $19.25$14.5931.9%
Beauty Salon $33.50$34.683.4%
Toothpaste $1.85$2.4725.2%
Shampoo $0.78$1.0223.7%
Movie $9.75$9.871.2%
Bowling $7.65$4.3974.2%

Groceries

ItemRobertsNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.03$4.4810.0%
Fried Chicken $1.29$1.4611.9%
Milk $2.49$2.365.7%
Potatoes $2.96$3.063.3%
Pizza $6.99$9.2424.4%
Beer $8.46$8.632.0%

Health Care

ItemRobertsNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $80.40$99.7819.4%
Doctor $110.50$105.035.2%
Dentist $103.50$88.7016.7%
Ibuprofen $10.21$9.418.5%
Lipitor $320.44$298.507.4%

Housing

ItemRobertsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $60,000.00$175,700.0065.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,039.68$1,081.033.8%
Apartment Rent $942.00$920.002.4%

Transportation

ItemRobertsNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.77$2.0915.5%
Tire Balancing $38.00$45.2916.1%

Utilities

ItemRobertsNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$189.39$170.8010.9%
Phone $36.95$28.2630.8%
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.
Melvin, IL47882-18%
Strawn, IL13682-18%
Sibley, IL32482-18%
Elliott, IL26482-18%
Chatsworth, IL1,13684-16%
Roberts, IL35285-15%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Coffee City, TX35286-14%
Redfield, TX35278-22%
Brazos Bend, TX35216767%
Bayport, FL35298-2%
Malcolm, NE35294-6%
Roberts, IL35285-15%
Source: The Roberts, IL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.