South Beloit 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.
IndexSouth BeloitIllinoisNational
Cost of living index9199100
IndexSouth BeloitIllinoisNational
Goods & Services index9798100
Groceries index9799100
Health care index109101100
Housing index7199100
Transportation index9997100
Utilities index114101100
A general overview of the cost of living index for South Beloit, IL is displayed above. In South Beloit, IL, the overall cost of living index is 91, which is 8% lower than the Illinois average and 9% 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 South Beloit, IL, the city's goods and services are 1% lower than the Illinois average and 3% lower than the U.S. average.

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  • The cost of living in South Beloit is 8% lower than the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in South Beloit is 9% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in South Beloit is 29% 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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The salary calculator is meant to help you compare your salary in South Beloit, IL to your potential earning power in another city. This can help you deduce what your salary would need to be in any given city in order for you to live the same lifestyle that you do in your current city. In other words, if you plan on moving to a city where the cost of living is higher than in South Beloit, IL, you'll have to make more money in the new city in order to maintain the lifestyle you currently enjoy. To use the South Beloit, IL salary calculator, simply input the new city, then move the adjustable slider to match your current income. Once you've selected your income, the calculator will determine if that income is sufficient to support your standard of living in the new city you entered. The calculator will also supply you with a rundown of living costs in the new city.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

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A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living is by simply calculating the maximum that a person should spend on housing in South Beloit, IL, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The safest way to live in the city is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income that one earns on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. South Beloit, IL has a median income of about $65,406 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,526 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $29,722. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $693 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

Illinois Sales Tax

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Illinois Income Tax

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When considering the overall cost of living expenses in South Beloit, IL, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Illinois, as well as the rate for income tax in Illinois. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Illinois is 9.75%, and the sales tax in the state of Illinois is 6.25%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Illinois starts from 3.75% and goes up to 3.75%.

Goods & Services

ItemSouth BeloitNational avg.Difference
Haircut $11.00$14.5924.6%
Beauty Salon $30.32$34.6812.6%
Toothpaste $3.60$2.4745.6%
Shampoo $0.93$1.029.0%
Movie $8.00$9.8718.9%
Bowling $2.97$4.3932.4%


ItemSouth BeloitNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.13$4.487.7%
Fried Chicken $1.73$1.4618.2%
Milk $2.46$2.364.4%
Potatoes $2.49$3.0618.7%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $7.59$8.6312.1%

Health Care

ItemSouth BeloitNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $79.33$99.7820.5%
Doctor $149.18$105.0342.0%
Dentist $81.33$88.708.3%
Ibuprofen $10.22$9.418.6%
Lipitor $313.15$298.504.9%


ItemSouth BeloitNational avg.Difference
Home Price $121,800.00$175,700.0030.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,056.83$1,081.032.2%
Apartment Rent $676.00$920.0026.5%


ItemSouth BeloitNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.99$2.094.9%
Tire Balancing $50.16$45.2910.8%


ItemSouth BeloitNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$188.47$170.8010.3%
Phone $33.30$28.2617.8%
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.
Beloit, WI36,87688-12%
Hanover, WI17889-11%
Footville, WI75291-9%
Loves Park, IL24,43589-11%
Capron, IL1,79390-10%
South Beloit, IL8,12991-9%

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Vinton, VA8,12988-12%
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Lake Elmo, MN8,12312525%
Fern Park, FL8,12396-4%
South Beloit, IL8,12991-9%
Source: The South Beloit, IL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.