Hartford 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.
IndexHartfordIllinoisNational
Cost of living index8399100
IndexHartfordIllinoisNational
Goods & Services index91101100
Groceries index10597100
Health care index96101100
Housing index4895100
Transportation index96105100
Utilities index11496100

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  • The cost of living in Hartford is 16% lower than the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in Hartford is 17% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Hartford is 52% 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

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$48,885$4,074$1,141$1,467
Renters$38,438$3,203$897$1,153

Illinois Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Illinois6.25%10.25%

Illinois Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Illinois3.75%3.75%

Goods & Services

ItemHartfordNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.21$16.097.0%
Beauty Salon $34.20$37.338.4%
Toothpaste $2.34$2.454.5%
Shampoo $1.13$1.0012.6%
Movie $10.24$10.280.4%
Bowling $3.59$4.9327.3%

Groceries

ItemHartfordNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.74$3.8024.5%
Fried Chicken $1.93$1.4037.9%
Milk $2.49$2.0124.0%
Potatoes $2.91$3.013.2%
Pizza $9.21$9.896.9%
Beer $8.68$8.902.4%

Health Care

ItemHartfordNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $78.31$102.1623.3%
Doctor $81.57$108.3624.7%
Dentist $97.45$92.535.3%
Ibuprofen $11.27$9.2821.5%
Lipitor $432.37$425.821.5%

Housing

ItemHartfordNational avg.Difference
Home Price $67,200.00$184,700.0063.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $804.85$1,202.4433.1%
Apartment Rent $706.00$949.0025.6%

Transportation

ItemHartfordNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.23$2.240.6%
Tire Balancing $41.12$46.2911.2%

Utilities

ItemHartfordNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$168.88$165.961.8%
Phone $37.05$28.6829.2%
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.
Brooklyn, IL74076-24%
Venice, IL1,89879-21%
East St. Louis, IL26,73179-21%
Washington Park, IL4,02981-19%
Madison, IL3,82581-19%
Hartford, IL1,56983-17%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Tryon, NC1,5681011%
Sardis City, AL1,57089-11%
Caln, PA1,5701066%
Battle Ground, IN1,56898-2%
Chesapeake, WV1,57083-17%
Hartford, IL1,56983-17%
Source: The Hartford, IL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.