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Overall 14%
Goods & Services 3%
Housing 47%
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. For example, if the cost of living is 90, then it is 10% lower than average. If the cost of living is 110, then it is 10% higher than average. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods & services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). If the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexCreve CoeurIllinoisNational
Cost of living8698100
Goods & Services10398100
Groceries9197100
Health care95100100
Housing5395100
Transportation108112100
Utilities9897100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Creve Coeur is 12% lower than the Illinois average
  • The cost of living in Creve Coeur is 14% lower than the national average
  • Creve Coeur housing is 47% lower than the national average
  • Illinois general sales tax is 23% higher than the national average
  • Illinois state income tax is 101% 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$52,250$4,354$1,219$1,568
      Renters$34,613$2,884$808$1,038
      The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Creve Coeur, IL, as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Creve Coeur homeowners, is $52,250. This would allow for a maximum of $1,219 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $34,613 which would result in a maximum of $808 to be spent on rental costs.

      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

      ItemCreve CoeurNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $18.00$17.492.9%
      Beauty Salon $32.50$38.1714.9%
      Toothpaste $2.49$2.327.3%
      Shampoo $1.71$1.0169.0%
      Movie $7.91$10.7226.2%
      Bowling $15.00$13.868.2%

      Groceries

      ItemCreve CoeurNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.24$3.9016.9%
      Fried Chicken $1.03$1.4026.2%
      Milk $1.04$1.9647.0%
      Potatoes $3.11$3.182.3%
      Pizza $10.99$10.395.7%
      Beer $7.99$9.2313.4%

      Health Care

      ItemCreve CoeurNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $127.88$106.3420.3%
      Doctor $106.50$115.257.6%
      Dentist $87.50$98.3811.1%
      Ibuprofen $9.99$9.267.9%
      Lipitor $452.52$466.473.0%

      Housing

      ItemCreve CoeurNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $81,200.00$184,700.0056.0%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,056.27$1,273.3217.0%
      Apartment Rent $717.00$949.0024.4%

      Transportation

      ItemCreve CoeurNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.99$2.5915.3%
      Tire Balancing $48.00$48.901.8%

      Utilities

      ItemCreve CoeurNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$157.13$167.606.2%
      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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      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Kingston Mines, IL31385-15%
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      Bellevue, IL1,65087-13%
      Peoria Heights, IL6,01987-13%
      Creve Coeur, IL5,65386-14%

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      Source: The Creve Coeur, IL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.