Darien, IL Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
115
Darien's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average
276 out of 338
In Illinois
4,500 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 Darien is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Darien, IL?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Darien has an overall cost of living index of 115 which is 1.1x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Illinois, Darien has a cost of living index that's 1.2x higher than Illinois's index of 98.

The standard of living in Darien ranks as #4,502 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Illinois. By definition, that implies Darien ranks as the #1,904 most expensive place in the Prairie State.

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Darien Cost Of Living Vs. Illinois

Living Expense Darien Illinois National Average
Overall 115 98 100
Services 98 98 100
Groceries 100 97 100
Health 110 100 100
Housing 149 95 100
Transportation 117 112 100
Utilities 90 97 100
For more reading on cost of living around Illinois, check out:
Darien Cost of Living Vs. IL

Darien, 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.

$330,000
Median Home Value
$1,201
Median Rent
$96,275
Median Income
Statistic Darien Illinois United States
Median Home Value $330,000 $194,500 $217,500
Median Rent $1,201 $1,010 $1,062
Median Income $96,275 $65,886 $62,843
Home Value To Income 3.4x 3.0x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.15x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Darien Services Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Darien Illinois
Shampoo $0.96 $1.01
Movie $10.54 $10.72
Bowling $15.5 $13.86

Detailed Darien Groceries Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Darien Illinois
Ground Beef $3.96 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.62 $1.4
Milk $2.16 $1.96

Detailed Darien Health Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Darien Illinois
Haircut $19.28 $17.49
Beauty Salon $39.33 $38.17
Toothpaste $3.16 $2.32

Detailed Darien Transportation Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Darien Illinois
Potatoes $2.93 $3.18
Pizza $10.68 $10.39
Beer $8.26 $9.23
Optometrist $107.11 $106.34
Doctor $157.4 $115.25
Dentist $103.57 $98.38

Detailed Darien Utilities Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Darien Illinois
Gasoline $3.1 $2.59
Tire Balancing $56.78 $48.9
All Electricity $131.81 $167.6
Phone $188.88 $163.42

Darien SnackAbility

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

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Darien

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Darien
Naperville, IL 147,501 128 1.1x
Wheaton, IL 53,270 121 1.1x
Downers Grove, IL 49,470 119 1.0x
Elmhurst, IL 46,463 132 1.1x
Park Ridge, IL 37,457 132 1.1x
Woodridge, IL 33,455 110 1.0x
Glen Ellyn, IL 27,855 131 1.1x
Westmont, IL 24,931 117 1.0x
Lisle, IL 23,431 120 1.0x
Hinsdale, IL 17,710 190 1.7x

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