According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Forest Park has an overall cost of living index of 111 which is 1.1x higher than the national index of 100.
Compared to only Illinois, Forest Park has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than Illinois's index of 98.
The standard of living in Forest Park ranks as #4,221 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Illinois. By definition, that implies Forest Park ranks as the #2,198 most expensive place in the Prairie State.
|Living Expense||Forest Park||Illinois||National Average|
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.
|City||Population||Cost Of Living||Vs. Forest Park|
|Oak Park, IL||52,102||129||1.2x|
|Park Ridge, IL||37,431||131||1.2x|
|Glen Ellyn, IL||27,741||132||1.2x|