Overall 23%
Goods & Services 13%
Housing 56%
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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.
IndexLa Grange ParkIllinoisNational
Cost of living12397100
Goods & Services11396100
Health care9898100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in La Grange Park is 26% higher than the Illinois average
  • The cost of living in La Grange Park is 23% higher than the national average
  • La Grange Park housing is 56% 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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      To approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in La Grange Park, IL, we can look at the percentage of income that is available to be spent on monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side, a consumer should not spend more than 28% of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36% of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in La Grange Park have a median income of $107,031. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $2,497 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $45,313, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $1,057.

      Illinois Sales Tax

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      Goods & Services

      ItemLa Grange ParkNational 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%


      ItemLa Grange ParkNational 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

      ItemLa Grange ParkNational 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%


      ItemLa Grange ParkNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $321,200.00$184,700.0073.9%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,777.54$1,229.6244.6%
      Apartment Rent $1,082.00$949.0014.0%


      ItemLa Grange ParkNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $3.39$2.7124.9%
      Tire Balancing $57.48$51.8610.8%


      ItemLa Grange ParkNational 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.

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      CityPopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Hodgkins, IL1,9608712.7%
      Dixmoor, IL3,6148910.9%
      Hometown, IL4,343928.2%
      Robbins, IL5,216928.0%
      Riverdale, IL13,047936.9%
      La Grange Park, IL13,59612322.6%

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      Oatfield, OR13,59212323.1%
      Avenal, CA13,590981.9%
      La Grange Park, IL13,59612322.6%
      Source: This data reflects 2021 and was released from C2ER in January, 2022; this is the most current data available.