Rockdale 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.
IndexRockdaleIllinoisNational
Cost of living index9399100
IndexRockdaleIllinoisNational
Goods & Services index96101100
Groceries index10297100
Health care index109101100
Housing index8095100
Transportation index111105100
Utilities index8496100

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  • The cost of living in Rockdale is 6% lower than the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in Rockdale is 7% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Rockdale is 20% 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$64,417$5,368$1,503$1,933
Renters$52,411$4,368$1,223$1,572

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

ItemRockdaleNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.59$16.099.3%
Beauty Salon $36.33$37.332.7%
Toothpaste $3.19$2.4530.3%
Shampoo $0.98$1.002.1%
Movie $9.91$10.283.6%
Bowling $3.81$4.9322.8%

Groceries

ItemRockdaleNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.04$3.806.2%
Fried Chicken $1.77$1.4026.7%
Milk $2.41$2.0120.0%
Potatoes $2.84$3.015.7%
Pizza $9.86$9.890.3%
Beer $8.51$8.904.4%

Health Care

ItemRockdaleNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $102.46$102.160.3%
Doctor $145.88$108.3634.6%
Dentist $91.90$92.530.7%
Ibuprofen $9.16$9.281.3%
Lipitor $401.68$425.825.7%

Housing

ItemRockdaleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $130,900.00$184,700.0029.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,081.39$1,202.4410.1%
Apartment Rent $965.00$949.001.7%

Transportation

ItemRockdaleNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.38$2.246.1%
Tire Balancing $56.83$46.2922.8%

Utilities

ItemRockdaleNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$130.84$165.9621.2%
Phone $25.99$28.689.4%
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.
Wilmington village, IL14478-22%
Ingalls Park, IL2,87289-11%
Fairmont, IL2,51689-11%
Preston Heights, IL2,91690-10%
Symerton, IL10594-6%
Rockdale, IL2,15193-7%

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Conway, PA2,15192-8%
Columbia City, OR2,15111414%
Minonk, IL2,15189-11%
Whitney, TX2,15280-20%
Lawai, HI2,15217979%
Rockdale, IL2,15193-7%
Source: The Rockdale, IL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.