Thomson 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.
IndexThomsonIllinoisNational
Cost of living index8798100
IndexThomsonIllinoisNational
Goods & Services index9498100
Groceries index10397100
Health care index103100100
Housing index5995100
Transportation index113112100
Utilities index9997100
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  • The cost of living in Thomson is 11% lower than the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in Thomson is 13% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Thomson is 41% 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)
      Owners$72,083$6,007$1,682$2,163
      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

      ItemThomsonNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $12.67$17.4927.6%
      Beauty Salon $31.75$38.1716.8%
      Toothpaste $3.09$2.3233.1%
      Shampoo $0.95$1.016.1%
      Movie $10.72$10.720.0%
      Bowling $13.33$13.863.8%

      Groceries

      ItemThomsonNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.27$3.9016.2%
      Fried Chicken $1.69$1.4021.1%
      Milk $2.52$1.9628.4%
      Potatoes $2.64$3.1817.1%
      Pizza $12.95$10.3924.6%
      Beer $8.99$9.232.6%

      Health Care

      ItemThomsonNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $87.50$106.3417.7%
      Doctor $130.50$115.2513.2%
      Dentist $97.50$98.380.9%
      Ibuprofen $8.49$9.268.3%
      Lipitor $515.99$466.4710.6%

      Housing

      ItemThomsonNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $95,800.00$184,700.0048.1%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $950.53$1,273.3225.4%
      Apartment Rent $705.00$949.0025.7%

      Transportation

      ItemThomsonNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.67$2.592.9%
      Tire Balancing $65.32$48.9033.6%

      Utilities

      ItemThomsonNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$159.75$167.604.7%
      Phone $188.52$163.4215.4%
      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.
      Chadwick, IL58181-19%
      Savanna, IL2,99482-18%
      Mount Carroll, IL1,56582-18%
      Lanark, IL1,54282-18%
      Sabula, IA44884-16%
      Thomson, IL56387-13%

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      Zearing, IA56386-14%
      Thomson, IL56387-13%
      Source: The Thomson, IL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.