Shelbyville 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.
Cost of living index7999100
Goods & Services index95101100
Groceries index9097100
Health care index88101100
Housing index4495100
Transportation index97105100
Utilities index9696100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Shelbyville, IL is displayed above. In Shelbyville, IL, the overall cost of living index is 79, which is 20% lower than the Illinois average and 21% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Shelbyville, IL, the city's goods and services are 7% lower than the Illinois average and 6% lower than the U.S. average.

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  • The cost of living in Shelbyville is 20% lower than the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in Shelbyville is 21% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Shelbyville is 56% 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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How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Shelbyville, IL, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Shelbyville, IL homeowners have a median income of $50,969. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,189 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $25,077, which means there is a maximum of $585 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

Illinois Sales Tax

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Illinois Income Tax

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One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Shelbyville, IL is the Illinois sales tax and Illinois income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The Illinois sales tax rate is 6.25% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 10.25%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The Illinois income tax rates range from 3.75% to 3.75%.

Goods & Services

ItemShelbyvilleNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.33$16.094.7%
Beauty Salon $30.89$37.3317.3%
Toothpaste $2.00$2.4518.3%
Shampoo $0.83$1.0017.4%
Movie $9.32$10.289.4%
Bowling $4.38$4.9311.2%


ItemShelbyvilleNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.21$3.8015.7%
Fried Chicken $1.53$1.409.5%
Milk $1.25$2.0137.7%
Potatoes $2.87$3.014.8%
Pizza $9.16$9.897.4%
Beer $8.42$8.905.4%

Health Care

ItemShelbyvilleNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $78.11$102.1623.5%
Doctor $103.39$108.364.6%
Dentist $71.67$92.5322.5%
Ibuprofen $8.21$9.2811.5%
Lipitor $430.91$425.821.2%


ItemShelbyvilleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $77,800.00$184,700.0057.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $992.13$1,202.4417.5%
Apartment Rent $448.00$949.0052.8%


ItemShelbyvilleNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.22$2.241.1%
Tire Balancing $42.88$46.297.4%


ItemShelbyvilleNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$171.82$165.963.5%
Phone $25.38$28.6811.5%
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 Shelbyville, IL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.