Carbondale, IL Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
87
Carbondale's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
66 out of 338
In Illinois
1,128 out of 6,399
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Carbondale is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Carbondale, IL?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Carbondale has an overall cost of living index of 87 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Illinois, Carbondale has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than Illinois's index of 98.

The standard of living in Carbondale ranks as #1,128 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Illinois. By definition, that implies Carbondale ranks as the #5,279 most expensive place in the Prairie State.

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Carbondale Cost Of Living Vs. Illinois

Living Expense Carbondale Illinois National Average
Overall 87 98 100
Services 91 98 100
Groceries 105 97 100
Health 92 100 100
Housing 66 95 100
Transportation 95 112 100
Utilities 101 97 100
For more reading on cost of living around Illinois, check out:
Carbondale Cost of Living Vs. IL

Carbondale, 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.

$117,500
Median Home Value
$714
Median Rent
$22,152
Median Income
Statistic Carbondale Illinois United States
Median Home Value $117,500 $194,500 $217,500
Median Rent $714 $1,010 $1,062
Median Income $22,152 $65,886 $62,843
Home Value To Income 5.3x 3.0x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.39x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Carbondale Services Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Carbondale Illinois
Shampoo $1.06 $1.01
Movie $9.83 $10.72
Bowling $14.83 $13.86

Detailed Carbondale Groceries Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Carbondale Illinois
Ground Beef $4.01 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.67 $1.4
Milk $1.9 $1.96

Detailed Carbondale Health Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Carbondale Illinois
Haircut $17.0 $17.49
Beauty Salon $39.71 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.32 $2.32

Detailed Carbondale Transportation Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Carbondale Illinois
Potatoes $3.49 $3.18
Pizza $9.96 $10.39
Beer $9.26 $9.23
Optometrist $78.67 $106.34
Doctor $71.67 $115.25
Dentist $102.57 $98.38

Detailed Carbondale Utilities Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Carbondale Illinois
Gasoline $2.57 $2.59
Tire Balancing $44.41 $48.9
All Electricity $163.79 $167.6
Phone $191.07 $163.42

Carbondale SnackAbility

4
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
3/10
Housing
5
Affordability
3
Diversity
9
Safety
3
Amenities
8.5
Education
8.5
Commute
9.5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Carbondale

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Carbondale
Marion, IL 17,595 88 1.0x
Herrin, IL 12,827 85 1.0x
Murphysboro, IL 7,757 81 0.9x
Carterville, IL 5,868 93 1.1x
Du Quoin, IL 5,761 79 0.9x

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