Sauk Village 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.
IndexSauk VillageIllinoisNational
Cost of living index8898100
IndexSauk VillageIllinoisNational
Goods & Services index9898100
Groceries index10097100
Health care index110100100
Housing index6095100
Transportation index117112100
Utilities index9097100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Sauk Village, IL cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Illinois and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Sauk Village, IL is 88, which is 10% lower than the Illinois average and 12% lower than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Sauk Village, IL are equal to the average for Illinois and 2% lower than the rest of the country.
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  • The cost of living in Sauk Village is 10% lower than the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in Sauk Village is 12% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Sauk Village is 40% lower than the national average.
  • Illinois general sales tax is 23% higher than the national average.
  • Illinois state income tax is 123% 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)
      The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Sauk Village, IL as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Sauk Village, IL homeowners, is $59,133. This would allow for a maximum of $1,380 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $30,897 which would result in a maximum of $721 to be spent on rental costs.

      Illinois Sales Tax

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      Illinois Income Tax

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      For those who live in Sauk Village, IL and want to know what the true cost of living is, they ought to look at both the Illinois income tax rate and the Illinois sales tax rate. By sales tax, we mean the taxes that are included whenever a person is purchasing any goods or services. The amount that is taxed depends upon the particular state, where some states have a sales tax of zero percent while others can have a tax higher than seven percent. In Illinois, the sales tax is 6.25%, while the most you'll pay in surtax is 10.25%. There is also income tax to consider, which is based upon the amount of money made in a year. Just like sales tax, income tax depends upon the particular state but also depends upon what tax bracket the person is in. Income tax for the state can be higher than nine percent in some states to zero percent in others. For those that live in Illinois, the income tax rate ranges between 4.95% to 4.95%.

      Goods & Services

      ItemSauk VillageNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $19.28$17.4910.2%
      Beauty Salon $39.33$38.173.0%
      Toothpaste $3.16$2.3236.2%
      Shampoo $0.96$1.015.1%
      Movie $10.54$10.721.7%
      Bowling $15.50$13.8611.8%


      ItemSauk VillageNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.96$3.901.5%
      Fried Chicken $1.62$1.4016.1%
      Milk $2.16$1.9610.1%
      Potatoes $2.93$3.187.9%
      Pizza $10.68$10.392.8%
      Beer $8.26$9.2310.5%

      Health Care

      ItemSauk VillageNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $107.11$106.340.7%
      Doctor $157.40$115.2536.6%
      Dentist $103.57$98.385.3%
      Ibuprofen $8.97$9.263.1%
      Lipitor $447.13$466.474.1%


      ItemSauk VillageNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $69,100.00$184,700.0062.6%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,188.17$1,273.326.7%
      Apartment Rent $1,068.00$949.0012.5%


      ItemSauk VillageNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $3.10$2.5919.7%
      Tire Balancing $56.78$48.9016.1%


      ItemSauk VillageNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$131.81$167.6021.4%
      Phone $188.88$163.4215.6%
      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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      Source: The Sauk Village, IL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.