Charleston, IL Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
83
Charleston's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
28 out of 338
In Illinois
522 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 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 #522 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Illinois. By definition, that implies Charleston ranks as the #5,884 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 89 98 100
Groceries 91 97 100
Health 101 100 100
Housing 57 95 100
Transportation 105 112 100
Utilities 108 97 100
For more reading on cost of living around Illinois, check out:
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.

$104,900
Median Home Value
$723
Median Rent
$40,863
Median Income
Statistic Charleston Illinois United States
Median Home Value $104,900 $194,500 $217,500
Median Rent $723 $1,010 $1,062
Median Income $40,863 $65,886 $62,843
Home Value To Income 2.6x 3.0x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.21x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Charleston Services Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Charleston Illinois
Shampoo $0.93 $1.01
Movie $10.0 $10.72
Bowling $14.33 $13.86

Detailed Charleston Groceries Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Charleston Illinois
Ground Beef $3.6 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.24 $1.4
Milk $1.84 $1.96

Detailed Charleston Health Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Charleston Illinois
Haircut $20.0 $17.49
Beauty Salon $44.33 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.16 $2.32

Detailed Charleston Transportation Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Charleston Illinois
Potatoes $3.22 $3.18
Pizza $12.58 $10.39
Beer $8.31 $9.23
Optometrist $78.8 $106.34
Doctor $120.0 $115.25
Dentist $101.0 $98.38

Detailed Charleston Utilities Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Charleston Illinois
Gasoline $2.86 $2.59
Tire Balancing $48.0 $48.9
All Electricity $186.4 $167.6
Phone $188.52 $163.42

Charleston SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
5
Affordability
7
Diversity
7
Safety
8.5
Amenities
9
Education
8
Commute
9.5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Charleston

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Charleston
Champaign, IL 87,636 92 1.1x
Urbana, IL 42,718 90 1.1x
Mattoon, IL 17,394 81 1.0x
Effingham, IL 12,563 86 1.0x
Savoy, IL 8,534 98 1.2x
Mahomet, IL 8,392 101 1.2x
Mount Zion, IL 5,975 87 1.0x
Monticello, IL 5,695 93 1.1x
Pana, IL 5,447 79 1.0x

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