Chester, IL Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
79
Chester's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
9 out of 338
In Illinois
155 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 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 79 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 #155 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Illinois. By definition, that implies Chester ranks as the #6,263 most expensive place in the Prairie State.

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Chester Cost Of Living Vs. Illinois

Living Expense Chester Illinois National Average
Overall 79 98 100
Services 92 95 100
Groceries 103 97 100
Health 90 99 100
Housing 49 96 100
Transportation 88 105 100
Utilities 97 94 100
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.

$96,800
Median Home Value
$609
Median Rent
$51,830
Median Income
Statistic Chester Illinois United States
Median Home Value $96,800 $202,100 $229,800
Median Rent $609 $1,038 $1,096
Median Income $51,830 $68,428 $64,994
Home Value To Income 1.9x 3.0x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.14x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Chester Services Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Chester Illinois
Shampoo $1.1 $1.06
Movie $9.81 $10.68
Bowling $15.64 $14.67

Detailed Chester Groceries Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Chester Illinois
Ground Beef $4.13 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.67 $1.39
Milk $1.86 $2.05

Detailed Chester Health Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Chester Illinois
Haircut $17.58 $18.62
Beauty Salon $38.54 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.36 $2.34

Detailed Chester Transportation Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Chester Illinois
Potatoes $2.98 $3.29
Pizza $9.9 $10.62
Beer $9.38 $9.38
Optometrist $76.71 $108.57
Doctor $75.53 $116.17
Dentist $98.39 $99.13

Detailed Chester Utilities Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Chester Illinois
Gasoline $2.03 $2.22
Tire Balancing $41.83 $50.07
All Electricity $149.35 $167.67
Phone $193.9 $175.64

Chester SnackAbility

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

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Chester

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Chester
O'Fallon, IL 29,487 99 1.3x
Carbondale, IL 25,400 85 1.1x
Fairview Heights, IL 16,143 87 1.1x
Swansea, IL 14,100 94 1.2x
Shiloh, IL 13,465 98 1.2x
Columbia, IL 10,692 94 1.2x
Waterloo, IL 10,417 92 1.2x
Mascoutah, IL 8,454 92 1.2x
Carterville, IL 5,861 93 1.2x
Pinckneyville, IL 5,391 81 1.0x

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