Arlington Heights, IL Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
125
Arlington Heights's Overall Cost Of Living
1.2x
Higher Than The National Average
301 out of 338
In Illinois
5,043 out of 6,412
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Arlington Heights is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Arlington Heights, IL?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Arlington Heights has an overall cost of living index of 125 which is 1.2x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Illinois, Arlington Heights has a cost of living index that's 1.3x higher than Illinois's index of 98.

The standard of living in Arlington Heights ranks as #5,045 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Illinois. By definition, that implies Arlington Heights ranks as the #1,374 most expensive place in the Prairie State.

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Arlington Heights Cost Of Living Vs. Illinois

Living Expense Arlington Heights Illinois National Average
Overall 125 98 100
Services 115 95 100
Groceries 106 97 100
Health 98 99 100
Housing 162 96 100
Transportation 114 105 100
Utilities 95 94 100
For more reading on cost of living around Illinois, check out:
Arlington Heights Cost of Living Vs. IL

Arlington Heights, IL Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in Illinois, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.

Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.

$352,000
Median Home Value
$1,441
Median Rent
$100,221
Median Income
Statistic Arlington Heights Illinois United States
Median Home Value $352,000 $202,100 $229,800
Median Rent $1,441 $1,038 $1,096
Median Income $100,221 $68,428 $64,994
Home Value To Income 3.5x 3.0x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.17x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Arlington Heights Services Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Arlington Heights Illinois
Shampoo $1.06 $1.06
Movie $14.85 $10.68
Bowling $15.76 $14.67

Detailed Arlington Heights Groceries Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Arlington Heights Illinois
Ground Beef $4.87 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.99 $1.39
Milk $2.42 $2.05

Detailed Arlington Heights Health Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Arlington Heights Illinois
Haircut $27.76 $18.62
Beauty Salon $65.57 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.46 $2.34

Detailed Arlington Heights Transportation Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Arlington Heights Illinois
Potatoes $3.23 $3.29
Pizza $12.0 $10.62
Beer $8.61 $9.38
Optometrist $96.76 $108.57
Doctor $104.96 $116.17
Dentist $101.82 $99.13

Detailed Arlington Heights Utilities Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Arlington Heights Illinois
Gasoline $2.51 $2.22
Tire Balancing $56.85 $50.07
All Electricity $131.89 $167.67
Phone $203.16 $175.64

Arlington Heights SnackAbility

10
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
9
Affordability
7
Diversity
8
Safety
9
Amenities
9.5
Education
9.5
Commute
5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Arlington Heights

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Arlington Heights
Schaumburg, IL 73,392 117 0.9x
Palatine, IL 67,875 117 0.9x
Des Plaines, IL 58,316 114 0.9x
Mount Prospect, IL 54,165 121 1.0x
Glenview, IL 47,218 147 1.2x
Elmhurst, IL 46,571 131 1.0x
Buffalo Grove, IL 40,804 121 1.0x
Wheeling, IL 38,684 108 0.9x
Park Ridge, IL 37,431 131 1.0x
Northbrook, IL 33,216 156 1.2x

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