Elmhurst, IL Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
131
Elmhurst's Overall Cost Of Living
1.3x
Higher Than The National Average
311 out of 338
In Illinois
5,294 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 Elmhurst is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Elmhurst, IL?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Elmhurst has an overall cost of living index of 131 which is 1.3x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Illinois, Elmhurst has a cost of living index that's 1.3x higher than Illinois's index of 98.

The standard of living in Elmhurst ranks as #5,297 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Illinois. By definition, that implies Elmhurst ranks as the #1,122 most expensive place in the Prairie State.

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Elmhurst Cost Of Living Vs. Illinois

Living Expense Elmhurst Illinois National Average
Overall 131 98 100
Services 113 95 100
Groceries 107 97 100
Health 101 99 100
Housing 192 96 100
Transportation 112 105 100
Utilities 94 94 100
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Elmhurst Cost of Living Vs. IL

Elmhurst, 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.

$442,400
Median Home Value
$1,490
Median Rent
$123,869
Median Income
Statistic Elmhurst Illinois United States
Median Home Value $442,400 $202,100 $229,800
Median Rent $1,490 $1,038 $1,096
Median Income $123,869 $68,428 $64,994
Home Value To Income 3.6x 3.0x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.14x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Elmhurst Services Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Elmhurst Illinois
Shampoo $1.06 $1.06
Movie $14.85 $10.68
Bowling $15.76 $14.67

Detailed Elmhurst Groceries Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Elmhurst Illinois
Ground Beef $4.87 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.99 $1.39
Milk $2.42 $2.05

Detailed Elmhurst Health Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Elmhurst Illinois
Haircut $27.76 $18.62
Beauty Salon $65.57 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.46 $2.34

Detailed Elmhurst Transportation Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Elmhurst Illinois
Potatoes $3.23 $3.29
Pizza $12.0 $10.62
Beer $8.61 $9.38
Optometrist $96.76 $108.57
Doctor $104.96 $116.17
Dentist $101.82 $99.13

Detailed Elmhurst Utilities Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Elmhurst Illinois
Gasoline $2.51 $2.22
Tire Balancing $56.85 $50.07
All Electricity $131.89 $167.67
Phone $203.16 $175.64

Elmhurst SnackAbility

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

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Elmhurst

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Elmhurst
Glenview, IL 47,218 147 1.1x
Lombard, IL 43,755 116 0.9x
Buffalo Grove, IL 40,804 121 0.9x
Park Ridge, IL 37,431 131 1.0x
Addison, IL 36,714 111 0.8x
Northbrook, IL 33,216 156 1.2x
Glen Ellyn, IL 27,741 132 1.0x
Wilmette, IL 27,114 166 1.3x
Melrose Park, IL 25,404 105 0.8x
Villa Park, IL 22,087 110 0.8x

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