Aurora, IL Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
96
Aurora's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Lower Than The National Average
134 out of 338
In Illinois
2,601 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 Aurora is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Aurora, IL?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Aurora has an overall cost of living index of 96 which is 1.0x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Illinois, Aurora has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than Illinois's index of 98.

The standard of living in Aurora ranks as #2,601 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Illinois. By definition, that implies Aurora ranks as the #3,818 most expensive place in the Prairie State.

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Aurora Cost Of Living Vs. Illinois

Living Expense Aurora Illinois National Average
Overall 96 98 100
Services 97 95 100
Groceries 94 97 100
Health 111 99 100
Housing 100 96 100
Transportation 109 105 100
Utilities 91 94 100
For more reading on cost of living around Illinois, check out:
Aurora Cost of Living Vs. IL

Aurora, 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.

$194,100
Median Home Value
$1,274
Median Rent
$74,659
Median Income
Statistic Aurora Illinois United States
Median Home Value $194,100 $202,100 $229,800
Median Rent $1,274 $1,038 $1,096
Median Income $74,659 $68,428 $64,994
Home Value To Income 2.6x 3.0x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.2x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Aurora Services Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Aurora Illinois
Shampoo $1.08 $1.06
Movie $10.54 $10.68
Bowling $15.5 $14.67

Detailed Aurora Groceries Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Aurora Illinois
Ground Beef $4.97 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.29 $1.39
Milk $1.69 $2.05

Detailed Aurora Health Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Aurora Illinois
Haircut $20.12 $18.62
Beauty Salon $37.89 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.73 $2.34

Detailed Aurora Transportation Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Aurora Illinois
Potatoes $3.81 $3.29
Pizza $10.98 $10.62
Beer $8.53 $9.38
Optometrist $107.11 $108.57
Doctor $157.4 $116.17
Dentist $103.57 $99.13

Detailed Aurora Utilities Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Aurora Illinois
Gasoline $2.4 $2.22
Tire Balancing $56.78 $50.07
All Electricity $130.12 $167.67
Phone $191.29 $175.64

Aurora SnackAbility

7
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
8
Diversity
10
Safety
8
Amenities
10
Education
6
Commute
5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Aurora

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Aurora
Naperville, IL 147,734 125 1.3x
Wheaton, IL 53,157 118 1.2x
Bartlett, IL 40,894 117 1.2x
Oswego, IL 35,470 109 1.1x
Glen Ellyn, IL 27,741 132 1.4x
Batavia, IL 26,479 112 1.2x
Lisle, IL 23,363 117 1.2x
Darien, IL 21,843 111 1.2x
Geneva, IL 21,843 115 1.2x
Montgomery, IL 19,515 101 1.1x

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