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Overall 21%
Goods & Services 6%
Housing 62%
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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.
IndexMount ErieIllinoisNational
Cost of living7997100
Goods & Services9496100
Groceries9297100
Health care9298100
Housing3895100
Transportation97104100
Utilities11396100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Mount Erie is 19% lower than the Illinois average
  • The cost of living in Mount Erie is 21% lower than the national average
  • Mount Erie housing is 62% lower 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

      Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
      Owners$36,250$3,021$846$1,088
      Renters$0$0$0$0

      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

      ItemMount ErieNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $23.33$20.2715.1%
      Beauty Salon $30.09$40.3925.5%
      Toothpaste $3.40$2.3644.3%
      Shampoo $0.92$1.0814.5%
      Movie $9.25$10.9915.8%
      Bowling $11.00$15.4929.0%

      Groceries

      ItemMount ErieNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.13$4.303.8%
      Fried Chicken $1.21$1.4013.8%
      Milk $1.70$2.2022.8%
      Potatoes $2.97$3.227.8%
      Pizza $8.73$10.7418.7%
      Beer $8.71$9.609.3%

      Health Care

      ItemMount ErieNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $92.00$109.7316.2%
      Doctor $90.00$118.3423.9%
      Dentist $91.80$100.949.1%
      Ibuprofen $11.37$9.9314.5%
      Lipitor $485.67$469.533.4%

      Housing

      ItemMount ErieNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $70,000.00$184,700.0062.1%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $986.32$1,229.6219.8%
      Apartment Rent $0.00$949.00100.0%

      Transportation

      ItemMount ErieNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.64$2.712.7%
      Tire Balancing $49.60$51.864.4%

      Utilities

      ItemMount ErieNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$209.04$170.8422.4%
      Phone $187.80$187.180.3%
      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

      CityPopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Calhoun, IL1847426.4%
      Browns, IL1127624.1%
      Cisne, IL6117623.6%
      Parkersburg, IL1467623.5%
      Bone Gap, IL2237723.4%
      Mount Erie, IL787921.2%

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      Mount Erie, IL787921.2%
      Source: This data reflects 2021 and was released from C2ER in January, 2022; this is the most current data available.