Sherman 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.
Cost of living index9798100
Goods & Services index9497100
Groceries index9897100
Health care index99100100
Housing index10399100
Transportation index98104100
Utilities index8295100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Sherman, IL cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Illinois and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Sherman, IL is 97, which is 2% lower than the Illinois average and 3% lower 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 Sherman, IL are 3% lower than the average for Illinois and 6% lower than the rest of the country.

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  • The cost of living in Sherman is 2% lower than the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in Sherman is 3% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Sherman is 3% 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)
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Sherman, 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 Sherman, IL homeowners, is $90,284. This would allow for a maximum of $2,106 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $28,419 which would result in a maximum of $663 to be spent on rental costs.

Illinois Sales Tax

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Illinois Income Tax

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One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Sherman, 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

ItemShermanNational avg.Difference
Haircut $10.83$15.5630.4%
Beauty Salon $33.33$36.117.7%
Toothpaste $2.20$2.4710.9%
Shampoo $0.89$0.968.1%
Movie $9.91$10.132.1%
Bowling $5.01$4.745.8%


ItemShermanNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.85$3.983.5%
Fried Chicken $1.47$1.414.2%
Milk $2.15$2.064.0%
Potatoes $2.78$2.986.8%
Pizza $9.26$9.472.3%
Beer $7.95$8.799.6%

Health Care

ItemShermanNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $63.47$101.0437.2%
Doctor $129.50$107.4420.5%
Dentist $81.11$90.4210.3%
Ibuprofen $9.08$9.282.1%
Lipitor $416.72$426.502.3%


ItemShermanNational avg.Difference
Home Price $195,100.00$175,700.0011.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $897.58$1,133.2320.8%
Apartment Rent $786.00$920.0014.6%


ItemShermanNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.97$1.991.3%
Tire Balancing $43.81$45.764.3%


ItemShermanNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$157.20$163.814.0%
Phone $18.00$28.3936.6%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Cornland, IL5174-26%
Broadwell, IL10178-22%
Middletown, IL29679-21%
Curran, IL18080-20%
Clear Lake, IL26281-19%
Sherman, IL4,01697-3%

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Surfside Beach, SC4,01711010%
Norton, VA4,01589-11%
Vandalia, MO4,01981-19%
Goodview, MN4,01995-5%
Castle Pines Village, CO4,01319595%
Sherman, IL4,01697-3%
Source: The Sherman, IL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.