Buffalo Grove, IL Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
121
Buffalo Grove's Overall Cost Of Living
1.2x
Higher Than The National Average
295 out of 338
In Illinois
4,857 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 Buffalo Grove is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Buffalo Grove, IL?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Buffalo Grove has an overall cost of living index of 121 which is 1.2x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Illinois, Buffalo Grove has a cost of living index that's 1.2x higher than Illinois's index of 98.

The standard of living in Buffalo Grove ranks as #4,859 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Illinois. By definition, that implies Buffalo Grove ranks as the #1,560 most expensive place in the Prairie State.

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Buffalo Grove Cost Of Living Vs. Illinois

Living Expense Buffalo Grove Illinois National Average
Overall 121 98 100
Services 113 95 100
Groceries 109 97 100
Health 97 99 100
Housing 157 96 100
Transportation 115 105 100
Utilities 94 94 100
For more reading on cost of living around Illinois, check out:
Buffalo Grove Cost of Living Vs. IL

Buffalo Grove, 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.

$338,400
Median Home Value
$1,700
Median Rent
$117,921
Median Income
Statistic Buffalo Grove Illinois United States
Median Home Value $338,400 $202,100 $229,800
Median Rent $1,700 $1,038 $1,096
Median Income $117,921 $68,428 $64,994
Home Value To Income 2.9x 3.0x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.17x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Buffalo Grove Services Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Buffalo Grove Illinois
Shampoo $1.06 $1.06
Movie $14.85 $10.68
Bowling $15.76 $14.67

Detailed Buffalo Grove Groceries Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Buffalo Grove Illinois
Ground Beef $4.87 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.99 $1.39
Milk $2.42 $2.05

Detailed Buffalo Grove Health Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Buffalo Grove Illinois
Haircut $27.76 $18.62
Beauty Salon $65.57 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.46 $2.34

Detailed Buffalo Grove Transportation Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Buffalo Grove 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 Buffalo Grove Utilities Costs Vs. Illinois

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

Buffalo Grove SnackAbility

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

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Buffalo Grove

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Buffalo Grove
Arlington Heights, IL 75,071 125 1.0x
Glenview, IL 47,218 147 1.2x
Elmhurst, IL 46,571 131 1.1x
Wheeling, IL 38,684 108 0.9x
Park Ridge, IL 37,431 131 1.1x
Northbrook, IL 33,216 156 1.3x
Highland Park, IL 29,596 152 1.3x
Wilmette, IL 27,114 166 1.4x
Vernon Hills, IL 26,396 126 1.0x
Lake Zurich, IL 19,912 125 1.0x

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