Warrenville 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.
IndexWarrenvilleIllinoisNational
Cost of living index10699100
IndexWarrenvilleIllinoisNational
Goods & Services index9698100
Groceries index10699100
Health care index104101100
Housing index12199100
Transportation index10097100
Utilities index103101100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Warrenville, IL cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Warrenville, IL is 106, which is 7% higher than the Illinois average and 6% higher than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Warrenville, IL are 2% lower than the Illinois average and 4% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Warrenville is 7% higher than the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in Warrenville is 6% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Warrenville is 21% 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$81,263$6,772$1,896$2,438
Renters$54,238$4,520$1,265$1,627
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Warrenville, IL, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Warrenville, IL homeowners have a median income of $81,263. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,896 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $54,238, which means there is a maximum of $1,265 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

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 considering the overall cost of living expenses in Warrenville, 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

ItemWarrenvilleNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.50$14.596.2%
Beauty Salon $37.40$34.687.8%
Toothpaste $3.31$2.4733.8%
Shampoo $1.53$1.0249.7%
Movie $10.26$9.874.0%
Bowling $3.51$4.3920.1%

Groceries

ItemWarrenvilleNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.21$4.486.0%
Fried Chicken $1.56$1.466.6%
Milk $2.65$2.3612.4%
Potatoes $2.78$3.069.2%
Pizza $8.86$9.244.1%
Beer $8.19$8.635.1%

Health Care

ItemWarrenvilleNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $111.13$99.7811.4%
Doctor $129.44$105.0323.2%
Dentist $82.38$88.707.1%
Ibuprofen $8.99$9.414.5%
Lipitor $298.47$298.500.0%

Housing

ItemWarrenvilleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $194,900.00$175,700.0010.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,023.97$1,081.035.3%
Apartment Rent $1,324.00$920.0043.9%

Transportation

ItemWarrenvilleNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.03$2.093.1%
Tire Balancing $49.67$45.299.7%

Utilities

ItemWarrenvilleNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$175.65$170.802.8%
Phone $29.20$28.263.3%
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.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Northlake, IL12,3681033%
Hillside, IL8,1921033%
Boulder Hill, IL8,349100-0%
Elgin, IL110,9061044%
Berkeley, IL5,2191055%
Warrenville, IL13,3611066%

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Warrenville, IL13,3611066%
Source: The Warrenville, IL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.