Peoria Heights 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.
IndexPeoria HeightsIllinoisNational
Cost of living index8899100
IndexPeoria HeightsIllinoisNational
Goods & Services index107101100
Groceries index9297100
Health care index98101100
Housing index5695100
Transportation index103105100
Utilities index9996100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Peoria Heights, IL. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Peoria Heights, IL being 88, that puts it 11% lower than the average of Illinois and 12% lower than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Peoria Heights, IL, the price of goods and services are 6% higher than the average of Illinois as well as 7% higher than the nation's average.
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  • The cost of living in Peoria Heights is 11% lower than the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in Peoria Heights is 12% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Peoria Heights is 44% 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

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One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Peoria Heights, IL by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Peoria Heights, IL have a median income of $53,000. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,237 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $31,725, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $740.

Illinois Sales Tax

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The Illinois sales tax and Illinois income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Peoria Heights, IL. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Illinois sales tax is 6.25% and the maximum surtax is 10.25%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Illinois income tax rates range from 3.75% to 3.75%.

Goods & Services

ItemPeoria HeightsNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.44$16.094.0%
Beauty Salon $39.47$37.335.7%
Toothpaste $2.32$2.455.3%
Shampoo $0.94$1.006.1%
Movie $9.44$10.288.1%
Bowling $4.60$4.936.7%


ItemPeoria HeightsNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.66$3.803.8%
Fried Chicken $2.18$1.4055.8%
Milk $1.29$2.0135.7%
Potatoes $3.05$3.011.4%
Pizza $12.88$9.8930.3%
Beer $8.32$8.906.5%

Health Care

ItemPeoria HeightsNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $120.83$102.1618.3%
Doctor $105.64$108.362.5%
Dentist $89.18$92.533.6%
Ibuprofen $7.95$9.2814.3%
Lipitor $430.93$425.821.2%


ItemPeoria HeightsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $91,100.00$184,700.0050.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,165.69$1,202.443.1%
Apartment Rent $673.00$949.0029.1%


ItemPeoria HeightsNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.38$2.245.9%
Tire Balancing $45.66$46.291.4%


ItemPeoria HeightsNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$157.67$165.965.0%
Phone $29.99$28.684.6%
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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Bellevue, IL1,65088-12%
Washburn, IL1,00788-12%
Peoria Heights, IL6,01988-12%

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Source: The Peoria Heights, IL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.
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