Big Rock cost of living index

Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2019 and was released from C2ER in January, 2020; this is the most current data available.
The 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. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexBig RockIllinoisNational
Cost of living10498100
IndexBig RockIllinoisNational
Goods & Services9898100
Groceries10097100
Health care110100100
Housing11295100
Transportation117112100
Utilities9097100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Big Rock is 6% higher than the Illinois average
  • The cost of living in Big Rock is 4% higher than the national average
  • Big Rock housing is 12% higher than the national average
  • Illinois general sales tax is 23% higher than the national average
  • Illinois state income tax is 123% 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$82,188$6,849$1,918$2,466
      Renters$60,938$5,078$1,422$1,828

      Illinois Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Illinois6.25%10.25%

      Illinois Income Tax

      StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
      Illinois4.95%4.95%

      Goods & Services

      ItemBig RockNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $19.28$17.4910.2%
      Beauty Salon $39.33$38.173.0%
      Toothpaste $3.16$2.3236.2%
      Shampoo $0.96$1.015.1%
      Movie $10.54$10.721.7%
      Bowling $15.50$13.8611.8%

      Groceries

      ItemBig RockNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.96$3.901.5%
      Fried Chicken $1.62$1.4016.1%
      Milk $2.16$1.9610.1%
      Potatoes $2.93$3.187.9%
      Pizza $10.68$10.392.8%
      Beer $8.26$9.2310.5%

      Health Care

      ItemBig RockNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $107.11$106.340.7%
      Doctor $157.40$115.2536.6%
      Dentist $103.57$98.385.3%
      Ibuprofen $8.97$9.263.1%
      Lipitor $447.13$466.474.1%

      Housing

      ItemBig RockNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $217,200.00$184,700.0017.6%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,188.17$1,273.326.7%
      Apartment Rent $950.00$949.000.1%

      Transportation

      ItemBig RockNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $3.10$2.5919.7%
      Tire Balancing $56.78$48.9016.1%

      Utilities

      ItemBig RockNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$131.81$167.6021.4%
      Phone $188.88$163.4215.6%
      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.
      Plano, IL11,92993-7%
      Leland, IL84495-5%
      Waterman, IL1,52793-7%
      DeKalb, IL43,26993-7%
      Cortland, IL4,13593-7%
      Big Rock, IL1,1391044%

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      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Cotton Valley, LA1,13976-24%
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      Newark, IL1,13999-1%
      Spring Glen, UT1,13993-7%
      Coffeeville, MS1,13974-26%
      Big Rock, IL1,1391044%
      Source: The Big Rock, IL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.