Media 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.
IndexMediaIllinoisNational
Cost of living index7799100
IndexMediaIllinoisNational
Goods & Services index87101100
Groceries index9097100
Health care index99101100
Housing index4395100
Transportation index92105100
Utilities index10696100

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  • The cost of living in Media is 22% lower than the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in Media is 23% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Media is 57% 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$50,750$4,229$1,184$1,523
Renters$105,417$8,785$2,460$3,163

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

ItemMediaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $11.00$16.0931.6%
Beauty Salon $22.00$37.3341.1%
Toothpaste $2.78$2.4513.7%
Shampoo $0.86$1.0014.4%
Movie $9.00$10.2812.5%
Bowling $4.00$4.9318.9%

Groceries

ItemMediaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.05$3.8019.9%
Fried Chicken $1.48$1.405.7%
Milk $2.11$2.014.9%
Potatoes $2.73$3.019.3%
Pizza $7.66$9.8922.5%
Beer $8.48$8.904.7%

Health Care

ItemMediaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $85.67$102.1616.1%
Doctor $121.00$108.3611.7%
Dentist $75.67$92.5318.2%
Ibuprofen $9.57$9.283.1%
Lipitor $480.82$425.8212.9%

Housing

ItemMediaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $62,500.00$184,700.0066.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $818.36$1,202.4431.9%
Apartment Rent $622.00$949.0034.5%

Transportation

ItemMediaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.27$2.240.9%
Tire Balancing $34.00$46.2926.6%

Utilities

ItemMediaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$176.36$165.966.3%
Phone $30.52$28.686.4%
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.
Raritan, IL8572-28%
Gladstone, IL24875-25%
Oquawka, IL1,46376-24%
Lomax, IL37576-24%
La Harpe, IL1,45976-24%
Media, IL14977-23%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Salem, SC14981-19%
Union Level, VA14989-11%
Blenheim, SC14980-20%
Haralson, GA14993-7%
Ivanhoe, NC1491022%
Media, IL14977-23%
Source: The Media, IL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.