Wellington 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.
IndexWellingtonIllinoisNational
Cost of living index8499100
IndexWellingtonIllinoisNational
Goods & Services index100101100
Groceries index9597100
Health care index96101100
Housing index4795100
Transportation index97105100
Utilities index11396100

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  • The cost of living in Wellington is 15% lower than the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in Wellington is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Wellington is 53% 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$58,750$4,896$1,371$1,763
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)
Illinois3.75%3.75%

Goods & Services

ItemWellingtonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $10.44$16.0935.1%
Beauty Salon $27.50$37.3326.3%
Toothpaste $2.42$2.451.0%
Shampoo $0.93$1.006.7%
Movie $6.99$10.2832.0%
Bowling $4.13$4.9316.3%

Groceries

ItemWellingtonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.26$3.8014.2%
Fried Chicken $1.35$1.403.6%
Milk $1.11$2.0144.7%
Potatoes $2.31$3.0123.4%
Pizza $10.16$9.892.7%
Beer $8.34$8.906.3%

Health Care

ItemWellingtonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $107.78$102.165.5%
Doctor $105.44$108.362.7%
Dentist $84.78$92.538.4%
Ibuprofen $8.66$9.286.6%
Lipitor $429.83$425.820.9%

Housing

ItemWellingtonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $71,700.00$184,700.0061.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $812.19$1,202.4432.5%
Apartment Rent $629.00$949.0033.7%

Transportation

ItemWellingtonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.31$2.242.9%
Tire Balancing $39.56$46.2914.5%

Utilities

ItemWellingtonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$171.55$165.963.4%
Phone $35.66$28.6824.3%
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.
Rossville, IL1,69482-18%
Woodland, IL39585-15%
Rankin, IL45782-18%
Earl Park, IN41181-19%
Hoopeston, IL5,24583-17%
Wellington, IL28384-16%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Golden Valley, ND28384-16%
Nordheim, TX28380-20%
Alsea, OR2831044%
Marshfield, VT28398-2%
Port William, OH28385-15%
Wellington, IL28384-16%
Source: The Wellington, IL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.