Overall 46%
Goods & Services 13%
Housing 134%
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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.
Cost of living14697100
Goods & Services11396100
Health care9898100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Glenview is 50% higher than the Illinois average
  • The cost of living in Glenview is 46% higher than the national average
  • Glenview housing is 134% higher 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

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      The affordability of the housing market in Glenview, 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 Glenview homeowners, the median income is $118,179. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $2,757 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $55,769. This indicates that renters would have a maximum of $1,301 for their rent related monthly costs.

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      Goods & Services

      ItemGlenviewNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $34.95$20.2772.4%
      Beauty Salon $59.38$40.3947.0%
      Toothpaste $2.43$2.362.9%
      Shampoo $1.06$1.081.7%
      Movie $14.42$10.9931.3%
      Bowling $20.01$15.4929.2%


      ItemGlenviewNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $5.23$4.3021.7%
      Fried Chicken $1.85$1.4031.9%
      Milk $2.26$2.202.6%
      Potatoes $2.75$3.2214.7%
      Pizza $13.02$10.7421.2%
      Beer $9.67$9.600.8%

      Health Care

      ItemGlenviewNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $97.30$109.7311.3%
      Doctor $105.52$118.3410.8%
      Dentist $102.17$100.941.2%
      Ibuprofen $9.99$9.930.6%
      Lipitor $494.12$469.535.2%


      ItemGlenviewNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $478,400.00$184,700.00159.0%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,777.54$1,229.6244.6%
      Apartment Rent $1,657.00$949.0074.6%


      ItemGlenviewNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $3.39$2.7124.9%
      Tire Balancing $57.48$51.8610.8%


      ItemGlenviewNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$129.38$170.8424.3%
      Phone $206.73$187.1810.4%
      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.

      Nearby cities with low cost of living

      CityPopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Bellwood, IL19,146990.9%
      Maywood, IL24,0291000.3%
      Stone Park, IL4,9361000.2%
      Broadview, IL7,9151000.1%
      Northlake, IL12,3391022.1%
      Glenview, IL46,55914645.9%

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      CityPopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Twin Falls, ID46,6238811.7%
      Columbus, IN46,474972.5%
      Jeffersonville, IN46,415946.2%
      Palm Springs, CA46,71412120.5%
      San Luis Obispo, CA46,71615554.6%
      Glenview, IL46,55914645.9%
      Source: This data reflects 2021 and was released from C2ER in January, 2022; this is the most current data available.