East St. Louis, IL Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
East St. Louis's Overall Cost Of Living
Lower Than The National Average
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means East St. Louis is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in East St. Louis, IL?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, East St. Louis has an overall cost of living index of 78 which is 0.8x lower than the national index of 100.

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

The standard of living in East St. Louis ranks as #110 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Illinois. By definition, that implies East St. Louis ranks as the #6297 most expensive place in the Prairie State.

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East St. Louis Cost Of Living Vs. Illinois

Living Expense East St. Louis Illinois National Average
Overall 78 98 100
Services 91 98 100
Groceries 105 97 100
Health 92 100 100
Housing 36 95 100
Transportation 95 112 100
Utilities 101 97 100
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East St. Louis, 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.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic East St. Louis Illinois United States
Median Home Value $52,200 $187,200 $204,900
Median Rent $533 $984 $1,023
Median Income $23,072 $63,575 $60,293
Home Value To Income 2.3x 2.9x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.28x 0.19x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around East St. Louis

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. East St. Louis
Edwardsville, IL 24,868 98 1.3x
Cahokia, IL 14,271 81 1.0x
Swansea, IL 13,863 95 1.2x
Shiloh, IL 13,250 100 1.3x
Glen Carbon, IL 12,845 99 1.3x
Columbia, IL 10,503 97 1.2x
Troy, IL 10,356 93 1.2x
Waterloo, IL 10,268 95 1.2x
Mascoutah, IL 8,007 94 1.2x
Maryville, IL 7,955 98 1.3x

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