Huntley 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 index10598100
Goods & Services index9698100
Groceries index9497100
Health care index105100100
Housing index12595100
Transportation index109112100
Utilities index9097100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Huntley, IL is displayed above. In Huntley, IL, the overall cost of living index is 105, which is 7% higher than the Illinois average and 5% higher than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Huntley, IL, the city's goods and services are 2% lower than the Illinois average and 4% lower than the U.S. average.
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  • The cost of living in Huntley is 7% higher than the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in Huntley is 5% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Huntley is 25% 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 Huntley, 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 Huntley, IL homeowners, the median income is $82,845. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,933 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $51,014. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $1,190 used for their rent related monthly costs.

Illinois Sales Tax

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When assessing the complete cost of living in Huntley, IL, the Illinois income tax and the Illinois sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Illinois maximum surtax is 10.25%, and the Illinois sales tax is 6.25%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 4.95% to 4.95% in Illinois.

Goods & Services

ItemHuntleyNational 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%


ItemHuntleyNational 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

ItemHuntleyNational 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%


ItemHuntleyNational avg.Difference
Home Price $231,100.00$184,700.0025.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $833.50$1,273.3234.5%
Apartment Rent $1,186.00$949.0025.0%


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


ItemHuntleyNational 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

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Garden Prairie, IL18386-14%
Genoa, IL4,93092-8%
McCullom Lake, IL1,01192-8%
Marengo, IL8,08193-7%
Union, IL48494-6%
Huntley, IL25,8311055%

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Neenah, WI25,84992-8%
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Huntley, IL25,8311055%
Source: The Huntley, IL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.
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