Carlinville 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 index8599100
Goods & Services index105101100
Groceries index9597100
Health care index104101100
Housing index5195100
Transportation index102105100
Utilities index8996100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Carlinville, IL is shown above. Compared to the state average of Illinois the cost of living index in Carlinville, IL is 85, which is 14% lower than the average in Illinois and compared to the national average it is 15% lower than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Carlinville, IL goods and services come in at 4% higher than the average in Illinois and are 5% higher than compared to the nationwide average.

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  • The cost of living in Carlinville is 14% lower than the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in Carlinville is 15% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Carlinville is 49% 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

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The affordability of the housing market in Carlinville, 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 Carlinville, IL homeowners, the median income is $57,692. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,346 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $14,146. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $330 used for their rent related monthly costs.

Illinois Sales Tax

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Illinois Income Tax

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When assessing the complete cost of living in Carlinville, IL, the Illinois income tax and the Illinois sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Illinois maximum surtax is 10.25%, and the Illinois sales tax is 6.25%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 3.75% to 3.75% in Illinois.

Goods & Services

ItemCarlinvilleNational avg.Difference
Haircut $10.71$16.0933.4%
Beauty Salon $32.39$37.3313.2%
Toothpaste $2.21$2.459.7%
Shampoo $0.89$1.0011.4%
Movie $11.99$10.2816.6%
Bowling $6.40$4.9329.7%


ItemCarlinvilleNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.69$3.803.0%
Fried Chicken $1.40$1.400.5%
Milk $1.72$2.0114.5%
Potatoes $2.86$3.015.0%
Pizza $12.73$9.8928.7%
Beer $8.22$8.907.6%

Health Care

ItemCarlinvilleNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $74.00$102.1627.6%
Doctor $133.89$108.3623.6%
Dentist $89.33$92.533.5%
Ibuprofen $9.21$9.280.7%
Lipitor $431.02$425.821.2%


ItemCarlinvilleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $83,700.00$184,700.0054.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $998.55$1,202.4417.0%
Apartment Rent $595.00$949.0037.3%


ItemCarlinvilleNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.25$2.240.2%
Tire Balancing $48.87$46.295.6%


ItemCarlinvilleNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$159.87$165.963.7%
Phone $23.34$28.6818.6%
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.

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Scottville, IL8281-19%
Eagarville, IL16579-21%
Royal Lakes, IL13479-21%
Waggoner, IL18381-19%
Carlinville, IL5,29785-15%

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Source: The Carlinville, IL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.