Hampshire 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 index10398100
Goods & Services index9698100
Groceries index9497100
Health care index105100100
Housing index11695100
Transportation index109112100
Utilities index9097100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Hampshire, IL is shown above. Compared to the state average of Illinois the cost of living index in Hampshire, IL is 103, which is 4% higher than the average in Illinois and compared to the national average it is 3% higher than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Hampshire, IL goods and services come in at 2% lower than the average in Illinois and are 4% lower than compared to the nationwide average.

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  • The cost of living in Hampshire is 4% higher than the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in Hampshire is 3% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Hampshire is 16% higher than the national average.
  • Illinois general sales tax is 23% higher than the national average.
  • Illinois state income tax is 123% 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 Hampshire, IL as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately 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 ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Hampshire, IL homeowners, the median income is $98,674. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $2,302 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $58,010. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $1,353 used for their rent related monthly costs.

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 Hampshire, 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 4.95% to 4.95%.

Goods & Services

ItemHampshireNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.10$17.497.9%
Beauty Salon $32.29$38.1715.4%
Toothpaste $1.83$2.3221.2%
Shampoo $1.03$1.011.8%
Movie $11.59$10.728.1%
Bowling $12.83$13.867.4%


ItemHampshireNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.91$3.900.3%
Fried Chicken $1.49$1.406.8%
Milk $1.84$1.966.2%
Potatoes $3.23$3.181.5%
Pizza $10.49$10.390.9%
Beer $8.01$9.2313.2%

Health Care

ItemHampshireNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $70.14$106.3434.0%
Doctor $151.00$115.2531.0%
Dentist $96.67$98.381.7%
Ibuprofen $9.74$9.265.2%
Lipitor $472.83$466.471.4%


ItemHampshireNational avg.Difference
Home Price $209,600.00$184,700.0013.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $833.50$1,273.3234.5%
Apartment Rent $1,145.00$949.0020.7%


ItemHampshireNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.94$2.5913.6%
Tire Balancing $51.17$48.904.7%


ItemHampshireNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$131.21$167.6021.7%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Garden Prairie, IL18386-14%
Genoa, IL4,93092-8%
DeKalb, IL43,26993-7%
Marengo, IL8,08193-7%
Cortland, IL4,13593-7%
Hampshire, IL5,7321033%

Cities with similar population

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Fort Wright, KY5,7321000%
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Petoskey, MI5,73190-10%
Moosic, PA5,73195-5%
Taos, NM5,7351022%
Hampshire, IL5,7321033%
Source: The Hampshire, IL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.
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