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Goods & Services NAT. AVG.
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Housing NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2023 and was released from C2ER in January, 2023; 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.
Index Edwardsville Illinois National
Cost of living10296100
Goods & Services9297100
Groceries9798100
Health care8995100
Housing11995100
Transportation94103100
Utilities10289100
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Cost Of Living Quick Facts

  • The cost of living in Edwardsville is 6% higher than the Illinois average
  • The cost of living in Edwardsville is 2% higher than the national average
  • Edwardsville housing is 19% higher than the national average
  • Illinois general sales tax is 22% higher than the national average
  • Illinois state income tax is 119% higher than the national average

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      Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

      Median Income Per Year Per Month Max Budget (28% DTI) Max Budget (36% DTI)
      Owners$110,361$9,197$2,575$3,311
      Renters$38,066$3,172$888$1,142
      The affordability of the housing market in Edwardsville, IL as well as the overall cost of living can be predicted 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 be spent on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Edwardsville homeowners, the median income is $110,361. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $2,575 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $38,066. This indicates that renters would have a maximum of $888 for their rent related monthly costs.

      Illinois Sales Tax

      State General Sales Tax With Max Surtax
      Illinois 6.25% 10.25%

      Illinois Income Tax

      State Income Tax (Low) Income Tax (High)
      Illinois 4.95% 4.95%

      Goods & Services

      Item Edwardsville National avg. Difference
      Haircut $21.19$24.2612.7%
      Beauty Salon $40.57$45.5611.0%
      Toothpaste $3.75$3.701.3%
      Shampoo $1.11$1.2813.3%
      Movie $11.28$12.137.1%
      Bowling $16.92$18.006.0%

      Groceries

      Item Edwardsville National avg. Difference
      Ground Beef $6.40$5.849.7%
      Fried Chicken $1.36$1.5713.3%
      Milk $4.50$4.673.7%
      Potatoes $5.28$4.936.9%
      Pizza $10.84$12.0910.3%
      Beer $9.47$10.419.1%

      Health Care

      Item Edwardsville National avg. Difference
      Optometrist $125.72$125.680.0%
      Doctor $124.51$135.788.3%
      Dentist $100.78$113.2911.0%
      Ibuprofen $10.14$10.654.8%
      Lipitor $520.16$468.6011.0%

      Housing

      Item Edwardsville National avg. Difference
      Home Price $238,000.00$184,700.0028.9%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,737.43$2,346.6926.0%
      Apartment Rent $921.00$949.003.0%

      Transportation

      Item Edwardsville National avg. Difference
      Gasoline $3.20$3.467.6%
      Tire Balancing $50.00$59.9216.6%

      Utilities

      Item Edwardsville National avg. Difference
      All Electricity $133.84$193.9931.0%
      Phone $188.69$192.251.9%
      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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      Brooklyn, IL4287327.0%
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      Madison, IL2,9417821.9%
      Venice, IL2,0407821.6%
      Edwardsville, IL25,3321021.7%

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      Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2023 and was released from C2ER in January, 2023; this is the most current data available.