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Overall 19%
Goods & Services 11%
Housing 52%
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.
IndexHumboldtIllinoisNational
Cost of living8198100
Goods & Services8998100
Groceries9197100
Health care101100100
Housing4895100
Transportation105112100
Utilities10897100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Humboldt is 18% lower than the Illinois average
  • The cost of living in Humboldt is 19% lower than the national average
  • Humboldt housing is 52% lower 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

      Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
      Owners$49,375$4,115$1,152$1,481
      Renters$41,250$3,438$962$1,238

      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

      ItemHumboldtNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $20.00$17.4914.4%
      Beauty Salon $44.33$38.1716.1%
      Toothpaste $2.16$2.326.9%
      Shampoo $0.93$1.018.1%
      Movie $10.00$10.726.8%
      Bowling $14.33$13.863.4%

      Groceries

      ItemHumboldtNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.60$3.907.7%
      Fried Chicken $1.24$1.4011.2%
      Milk $1.84$1.966.2%
      Potatoes $3.22$3.181.2%
      Pizza $12.58$10.3921.0%
      Beer $8.31$9.2310.0%

      Health Care

      ItemHumboldtNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $78.80$106.3425.9%
      Doctor $120.00$115.254.1%
      Dentist $101.00$98.382.7%
      Ibuprofen $9.76$9.265.4%
      Lipitor $487.38$466.474.5%

      Housing

      ItemHumboldtNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $71,300.00$184,700.0061.4%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $979.79$1,273.3223.1%
      Apartment Rent $660.00$949.0030.5%

      Transportation

      ItemHumboldtNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.86$2.5910.3%
      Tire Balancing $48.00$48.901.8%

      Utilities

      ItemHumboldtNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$186.40$167.6011.2%
      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.
      Garrett, IL7977-23%
      Allenville, IL16978-22%
      Hindsboro, IL34979-21%
      Lerna, IL27279-21%
      Gays, IL29380-20%
      Humboldt, IL48381-19%

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