Spring Grove 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.
IndexSpring GroveIllinoisNational
Cost of living index12599100
IndexSpring GroveIllinoisNational
Goods & Services index9798100
Groceries index9799100
Health care index109101100
Housing index18499100
Transportation index9997100
Utilities index114101100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Spring Grove, IL is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Spring Grove, IL enjoy a cost of living index of 125. This index is 27% higher than the Illinois average, and 25% higher than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Spring Grove, IL, the average cost of goods and services is 1% lower than it is in Illinois, and it is 3% lower than the national average.

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  • The cost of living in Spring Grove is 27% higher than the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in Spring Grove is 25% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Spring Grove is 84% 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$103,423$8,619$2,413$3,103
Renters$121,250$10,104$2,829$3,638
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Spring Grove, 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 Spring Grove, IL homeowners, is $103,423. This would allow for a maximum of $2,413 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $121,250 which would result in a maximum of $2,829 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%
When you are determining the total cost of living in Spring Grove, IL you will want to make sure you consider both the Illinois sales tax and the Illinois income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Illinois is 6.25%, with the highest surtax being 9.75%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Illinois have a range from 3.75% to 3.75%.

Goods & Services

ItemSpring GroveNational 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%

Groceries

ItemSpring GroveNational 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

ItemSpring GroveNational 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%

Housing

ItemSpring GroveNational avg.Difference
Home Price $298,400.00$175,700.0069.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,056.83$1,081.032.2%
Apartment Rent $2,001.00$920.00117.5%

Transportation

ItemSpring GroveNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.99$2.094.9%
Tire Balancing $50.16$45.2910.8%

Utilities

ItemSpring GroveNational 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.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Lake Ivanhoe, WI51294-6%
Hebron, IL1,09494-6%
Round Lake Beach, IL28,048100-0%
McCullom Lake, IL1,00193-7%
Wilmot, WI28296-4%
Spring Grove, IL5,39012525%

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Spring Grove, IL5,39012525%
Source: The Spring Grove, IL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.