Anchor 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.
IndexAnchorIllinoisNational
Cost of living index8499100
IndexAnchorIllinoisNational
Goods & Services index94101100
Groceries index9197100
Health care index94101100
Housing index5595100
Transportation index97105100
Utilities index11496100

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  • The cost of living in Anchor is 15% lower than the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in Anchor is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Anchor 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$51,250$4,271$1,196$1,538
Renters$0$0$0$0

Illinois Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Illinois6.25%10.25%

Illinois Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Illinois3.75%3.75%

Goods & Services

ItemAnchorNational avg.Difference
Haircut $21.25$16.0932.1%
Beauty Salon $36.72$37.331.6%
Toothpaste $2.98$2.4521.9%
Shampoo $1.02$1.002.3%
Movie $10.00$10.282.7%
Bowling $5.50$4.9311.5%

Groceries

ItemAnchorNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.07$3.807.1%
Fried Chicken $1.26$1.409.6%
Milk $1.96$2.012.5%
Potatoes $3.06$3.011.6%
Pizza $10.74$9.898.6%
Beer $8.37$8.905.9%

Health Care

ItemAnchorNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $75.87$102.1625.7%
Doctor $82.05$108.3624.3%
Dentist $95.67$92.533.4%
Ibuprofen $11.14$9.2820.1%
Lipitor $424.61$425.820.3%

Housing

ItemAnchorNational avg.Difference
Home Price $81,100.00$184,700.0056.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,007.20$1,202.4416.2%
Apartment Rent $775.00$949.0018.3%

Transportation

ItemAnchorNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.29$2.241.9%
Tire Balancing $39.61$46.2914.4%

Utilities

ItemAnchorNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$168.12$165.961.3%
Phone $36.97$28.6828.9%
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.
Strawn, IL10281-19%
Chatsworth, IL1,00787-13%
Sibley, IL35281-19%
Elliott, IL23983-17%
Saybrook, IL79083-17%
Anchor, IL14284-16%

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Cayuga, OK14293-7%
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Anchor, IL14284-16%
Source: The Anchor, IL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.