Riverdale 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.
IndexRiverdaleChicagoIllinois
Cost of living index8611399
IndexRiverdaleChicagoIllinois
Goods & Services index115115101
Groceries index10810897
Health care index101101101
Housing index2811795
Transportation index127127105
Utilities index909096

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  • The cost of living in Riverdale is 13% lower than the Chicago average.
  • The cost of living in Riverdale is 14% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Riverdale is 72% 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)
Household$15,894$1,325$371$477

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

ItemChicagoNational avg.Difference
Haircut $20.00$16.0924.3%
Beauty Salon $69.87$37.3387.2%
Toothpaste $2.80$2.4514.3%
Shampoo $0.98$1.001.7%
Movie $13.72$10.2833.5%
Bowling $8.00$4.9362.2%

Groceries

ItemChicagoNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.33$3.8013.8%
Fried Chicken $1.28$1.408.1%
Milk $1.95$2.012.9%
Potatoes $3.79$3.0126.0%
Pizza $9.99$9.891.1%
Beer $8.49$8.904.6%

Health Care

ItemChicagoNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $95.00$102.167.0%
Doctor $100.00$108.367.7%
Dentist $102.33$92.5310.6%
Ibuprofen $9.87$9.286.4%
Lipitor $414.41$425.822.7%

Housing

ItemChicagoNational avg.Difference
Home Price $225,200.00$184,700.0021.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,785.17$1,202.4448.5%
Apartment Rent $987.00$949.004.0%

Transportation

ItemChicagoNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.93$2.2430.6%
Tire Balancing $55.00$46.2918.8%

Utilities

ItemChicagoNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$130.69$165.9621.3%
Phone $29.99$28.684.6%
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.
Hodgkins, IL1,96089-11%
Dixmoor, IL3,61491-9%
Gary, IN77,85892-8%
Ford Heights, IL2,77592-8%
East Chicago, IN28,96192-8%
Chicago, IL2,714,01711313%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Houston, TX2,240,58291-9%
Philadelphia, PA1,559,9381044%
Phoenix, AZ1,555,32495-5%
Los Angeles, CA3,918,87214646%
San Antonio, TX1,439,35886-14%
Chicago, IL2,714,01711313%
Source: The Riverdale, Chicago, IL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.