Charleston, IL Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
83
Charleston's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
33 out of 338
In Illinois
491 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 Charleston is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Charleston, IL?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Charleston has an overall cost of living index of 83 which is 0.8x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Illinois, Charleston has a cost of living index that's 0.8x lower than Illinois's index of 98.

The standard of living in Charleston ranks as #491 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Illinois. By definition, that implies Charleston ranks as the #5,927 most expensive place in the Prairie State.

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Charleston Cost Of Living Vs. Illinois

Living Expense Charleston Illinois National Average
Overall 83 98 100
Services 90 95 100
Groceries 94 97 100
Health 100 99 100
Housing 58 96 100
Transportation 97 105 100
Utilities 99 94 100
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Charleston Cost of Living Vs. IL

Charleston, 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.

$110,500
Median Home Value
$716
Median Rent
$41,436
Median Income
Statistic Charleston Illinois United States
Median Home Value $110,500 $202,100 $229,800
Median Rent $716 $1,038 $1,096
Median Income $41,436 $68,428 $64,994
Home Value To Income 2.7x 3.0x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.21x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Charleston Services Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Charleston Illinois
Shampoo $1.04 $1.06
Movie $10.0 $10.68
Bowling $15.0 $14.67

Detailed Charleston Groceries Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Charleston Illinois
Ground Beef $4.26 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.37 $1.39
Milk $2.22 $2.05

Detailed Charleston Health Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Charleston Illinois
Haircut $20.83 $18.62
Beauty Salon $40.11 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.63 $2.34

Detailed Charleston Transportation Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Charleston Illinois
Potatoes $2.94 $3.29
Pizza $12.39 $10.62
Beer $8.5 $9.38
Optometrist $79.14 $108.57
Doctor $121.67 $116.17
Dentist $103.67 $99.13

Detailed Charleston Utilities Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Charleston Illinois
Gasoline $2.28 $2.22
Tire Balancing $43.67 $50.07
All Electricity $153.31 $167.67
Phone $191.29 $175.64

Charleston SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
5
Affordability
7
Diversity
7
Safety
N/A
Amenities
9
Education
8
Commute
9.5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Charleston

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Charleston
Champaign, IL 88,288 93 1.1x
Urbana, IL 42,461 91 1.1x
Mattoon, IL 17,273 78 0.9x
Effingham, IL 12,310 83 1.0x
Mahomet, IL 8,888 100 1.2x
Savoy, IL 8,802 99 1.2x
Monticello, IL 5,815 94 1.1x
Mount Zion, IL 5,707 87 1.0x
Pana, IL 5,338 76 0.9x

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