Cary, IL Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
110
Cary's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average
242 out of 338
In Illinois
4,128 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 Cary is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Cary, IL?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Cary has an overall cost of living index of 110 which is 1.1x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Illinois, Cary has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than Illinois's index of 98.

The standard of living in Cary ranks as #4,129 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Illinois. By definition, that implies Cary ranks as the #2,289 most expensive place in the Prairie State.

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Cary Cost Of Living Vs. Illinois

Living Expense Cary Illinois National Average
Overall 110 98 100
Services 116 95 100
Groceries 106 97 100
Health 101 99 100
Housing 117 96 100
Transportation 115 105 100
Utilities 94 94 100
For more reading on cost of living around Illinois, check out:
Cary Cost of Living Vs. IL

Cary, 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.

$243,400
Median Home Value
$1,286
Median Rent
$105,344
Median Income
Statistic Cary Illinois United States
Median Home Value $243,400 $202,100 $229,800
Median Rent $1,286 $1,038 $1,096
Median Income $105,344 $68,428 $64,994
Home Value To Income 2.3x 3.0x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.15x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Cary Services Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Cary Illinois
Shampoo $1.06 $1.06
Movie $14.85 $10.68
Bowling $15.76 $14.67

Detailed Cary Groceries Costs Vs. Illinois

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

Detailed Cary Health Costs Vs. Illinois

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

Detailed Cary Transportation Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Cary 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 Cary Utilities Costs Vs. Illinois

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

Cary SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
8.5
Diversity
6
Safety
9.5
Amenities
9
Education
9
Commute
5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Cary

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Cary
Arlington Heights, IL 75,071 125 1.1x
Mount Prospect, IL 54,165 121 1.1x
Bartlett, IL 40,894 117 1.1x
Buffalo Grove, IL 40,804 121 1.1x
Crystal Lake, IL 39,685 103 0.9x
Algonquin, IL 30,848 109 1.0x
Lake in the Hills, IL 28,617 106 1.0x
Vernon Hills, IL 26,396 126 1.1x
Libertyville, IL 20,300 134 1.2x
Lake Zurich, IL 19,912 125 1.1x

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