Bradley 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.
Cost of living index9498100
Goods & Services index9398100
Groceries index11097100
Health care index108100100
Housing index7995100
Transportation index126112100
Utilities index9097100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Bradley, IL is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Bradley, IL enjoy a cost of living index of 94. This index is 4% lower than the Illinois average, and 6% lower 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 Bradley, IL, the average cost of goods and services is 5% lower than it is in Illinois, and it is 7% lower than the national average.
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  • The cost of living in Bradley is 4% lower than the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in Bradley is 6% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Bradley is 21% lower 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

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The affordability of the housing market in Bradley, IL as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Bradley, IL homeowners, the median income is $66,212. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,545 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $42,868. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $1,000 used for their rent related monthly costs.

Illinois Sales Tax

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Illinois Income Tax

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One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Bradley, IL is the Illinois sales tax and Illinois income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The Illinois sales tax rate is 6.25% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 10.25%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The Illinois income tax rates range from 4.95% to 4.95%.

Goods & Services

ItemBradleyNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.33$17.494.8%
Beauty Salon $32.33$38.1715.3%
Toothpaste $2.24$2.323.5%
Shampoo $0.98$1.013.2%
Movie $7.75$10.7227.7%
Bowling $13.33$13.863.8%


ItemBradleyNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.69$3.905.4%
Fried Chicken $2.31$1.4065.5%
Milk $1.96$1.960.1%
Potatoes $3.26$3.182.4%
Pizza $9.99$10.393.9%
Beer $8.16$9.2311.6%

Health Care

ItemBradleyNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $144.33$106.3435.7%
Doctor $121.33$115.255.3%
Dentist $107.00$98.388.8%
Ibuprofen $8.79$9.265.1%
Lipitor $496.00$466.476.3%


ItemBradleyNational avg.Difference
Home Price $130,500.00$184,700.0029.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $950.82$1,273.3225.3%
Apartment Rent $920.00$949.003.1%


ItemBradleyNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $3.25$2.5925.4%
Tire Balancing $63.98$48.9030.9%


ItemBradleyNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$131.81$167.6021.4%
Phone $188.52$163.4215.4%
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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Hopkins Park, IL41381-19%
Beaverville, IL31485-15%
Papineau, IL19886-14%
Sun River Terrace, IL45987-13%
St. Anne, IL1,41287-13%
Bradley, IL15,66894-6%

Cities with similar population

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New Haven, IN15,67784-16%
Conyers, GA15,68293-7%
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Sienna Plantation, TX15,64912424%
La Grange, IL15,68813737%
Bradley, IL15,66894-6%
Source: The Bradley, IL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.
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