Thayer 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.
IndexThayerIllinoisNational
Cost of living index8499100
IndexThayerIllinoisNational
Goods & Services index10398100
Groceries index10199100
Health care index106101100
Housing index5599100
Transportation index9297100
Utilities index72101100

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  • The cost of living in Thayer is 15% lower than the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in Thayer is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Thayer 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$56,354$4,696$1,315$1,691
Renters$40,417$3,368$943$1,213

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

ItemThayerNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.43$14.598.0%
Beauty Salon $33.50$34.683.4%
Toothpaste $2.22$2.4710.2%
Shampoo $0.97$1.025.1%
Movie $10.62$9.877.6%
Bowling $3.67$4.3916.4%

Groceries

ItemThayerNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.72$4.485.4%
Fried Chicken $1.47$1.460.4%
Milk $2.40$2.361.8%
Potatoes $3.73$3.0621.8%
Pizza $9.49$9.242.7%
Beer $7.67$8.6311.2%

Health Care

ItemThayerNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $87.00$99.7812.8%
Doctor $132.50$105.0326.1%
Dentist $83.57$88.705.8%
Ibuprofen $10.01$9.416.4%
Lipitor $315.70$298.505.8%

Housing

ItemThayerNational avg.Difference
Home Price $82,900.00$175,700.0052.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $825.57$1,081.0323.6%
Apartment Rent $675.00$920.0026.6%

Transportation

ItemThayerNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.83$2.0912.7%
Tire Balancing $47.74$45.295.4%

Utilities

ItemThayerNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$137.18$170.8019.7%
Phone $17.16$28.2639.3%
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.
Waggoner, IL16479-21%
Palmyra, IL55879-21%
Standard City, IL22580-20%
Nilwood, IL22681-19%
Hettick, IL25481-19%
Thayer, IL61484-16%

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Ravenna, KY61479-21%
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Glen Ellen, CA61417474%
Washington Grove, MD61514242%
Thayer, IL61484-16%
Source: The Thayer, IL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.