Chillicothe 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 index9299100
Goods & Services index107101100
Groceries index9297100
Health care index98101100
Housing index6895100
Transportation index103105100
Utilities index9996100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Chillicothe, IL is displayed above. In Chillicothe, IL, the overall cost of living index is 92, which is 7% lower than the Illinois average and 8% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Chillicothe, IL, the city's goods and services are 6% higher than the Illinois average and 7% higher than the U.S. average.

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  • The cost of living in Chillicothe is 7% lower than the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in Chillicothe is 8% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Chillicothe is 32% 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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One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Chillicothe, IL by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Chillicothe, IL have a median income of $57,922. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,351 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $24,850, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $580.

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 Chillicothe, 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 3.75% to 3.75%.

Goods & Services

ItemChillicotheNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.44$16.094.0%
Beauty Salon $39.47$37.335.7%
Toothpaste $2.32$2.455.3%
Shampoo $0.94$1.006.1%
Movie $9.44$10.288.1%
Bowling $4.60$4.936.7%


ItemChillicotheNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.66$3.803.8%
Fried Chicken $2.18$1.4055.8%
Milk $1.29$2.0135.7%
Potatoes $3.05$3.011.4%
Pizza $12.88$9.8930.3%
Beer $8.32$8.906.5%

Health Care

ItemChillicotheNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $120.83$102.1618.3%
Doctor $105.64$108.362.5%
Dentist $89.18$92.533.6%
Ibuprofen $7.95$9.2814.3%
Lipitor $430.93$425.821.2%


ItemChillicotheNational avg.Difference
Home Price $125,100.00$184,700.0032.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,165.69$1,202.443.1%
Apartment Rent $639.00$949.0032.7%


ItemChillicotheNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.38$2.245.9%
Tire Balancing $45.66$46.291.4%


ItemChillicotheNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$157.67$165.965.0%
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.

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Chillicothe, IL6,16992-8%

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