Chester, IL Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
82
Chester's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
19 out of 338
In Illinois
408 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 Chester is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Chester, IL?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Chester has an overall cost of living index of 82 which is 0.8x lower than the national index of 100.

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

The standard of living in Chester ranks as #408 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Illinois. By definition, that implies Chester ranks as the #5,998 most expensive place in the Prairie State.

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Chester Cost Of Living Vs. Illinois

Living Expense Chester Illinois National Average
Overall 82 98 100
Services 91 98 100
Groceries 105 97 100
Health 92 100 100
Housing 51 95 100
Transportation 95 112 100
Utilities 101 97 100
For more reading on cost of living around Illinois, check out:
Chester Cost of Living Vs. IL

Chester, 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.

$101,700
Median Home Value
$535
Median Rent
$47,885
Median Income
Statistic Chester Illinois United States
Median Home Value $101,700 $194,500 $217,500
Median Rent $535 $1,010 $1,062
Median Income $47,885 $65,886 $62,843
Home Value To Income 2.1x 3.0x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.13x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Chester Services Costs Vs. Illinois

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

Detailed Chester Groceries Costs Vs. Illinois

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

Detailed Chester Health Costs Vs. Illinois

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

Detailed Chester Transportation Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Chester 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 Chester Utilities Costs Vs. Illinois

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

Chester SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
4
Affordability
9
Diversity
8.5
Safety
8.5
Amenities
8
Education
3
Commute
9.5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Chester

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Chester
Carbondale, IL 25,597 87 1.1x
Fairview Heights, IL 16,125 90 1.1x
Swansea, IL 13,851 95 1.2x
Shiloh, IL 13,482 100 1.2x
Columbia, IL 10,752 97 1.2x
Waterloo, IL 10,367 95 1.2x
Mascoutah, IL 8,245 94 1.1x
Carterville, IL 5,868 93 1.1x
Pinckneyville, IL 5,436 80 1.0x

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