Forest Park, IL Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
108
Forest Park's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average
233 out of 338
In Illinois
3,964 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 Forest Park is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Forest Park, IL?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Forest Park has an overall cost of living index of 108 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 #3,965 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Illinois. By definition, that implies Forest Park ranks as the #2,441 most expensive place in the Prairie State.

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Forest Park Cost Of Living Vs. Illinois

Living Expense Forest Park Illinois National Average
Overall 108 98 100
Services 109 98 100
Groceries 104 97 100
Health 100 100 100
Housing 108 95 100
Transportation 125 112 100
Utilities 93 97 100
For more reading on cost of living around Illinois, check out:
Forest Park Cost of Living Vs. IL

Forest Park, 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.

$234,100
Median Home Value
$1,079
Median Rent
$62,664
Median Income
Statistic Forest Park Illinois United States
Median Home Value $234,100 $194,500 $217,500
Median Rent $1,079 $1,010 $1,062
Median Income $62,664 $65,886 $62,843
Home Value To Income 3.7x 3.0x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.21x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Forest Park Services Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Forest Park Illinois
Shampoo $0.92 $1.01
Movie $14.86 $10.72
Bowling $19.0 $13.86

Detailed Forest Park Groceries Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Forest Park Illinois
Ground Beef $4.07 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.74 $1.4
Milk $2.09 $1.96

Detailed Forest Park Health Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Forest Park Illinois
Haircut $22.0 $17.49
Beauty Salon $69.77 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.69 $2.32

Detailed Forest Park Transportation Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Forest Park Illinois
Potatoes $3.74 $3.18
Pizza $10.0 $10.39
Beer $8.14 $9.23
Optometrist $97.0 $106.34
Doctor $105.0 $115.25
Dentist $102.0 $98.38

Detailed Forest Park Utilities Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Forest Park Illinois
Gasoline $3.42 $2.59
Tire Balancing $57.0 $48.9
All Electricity $131.81 $167.6
Phone $200.46 $163.42

Forest Park SnackAbility

7
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
6
Diversity
9.5
Safety
4
Amenities
9
Education
9
Commute
4

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Forest Park

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Forest Park
Cicero, IL 82,330 98 0.9x
Berwyn, IL 55,407 104 1.0x
Wheaton, IL 53,270 121 1.1x
Oak Park, IL 52,233 126 1.2x
Glenview, IL 47,416 145 1.3x
Elmhurst, IL 46,463 132 1.2x
Park Ridge, IL 37,457 132 1.2x
Northbrook, IL 33,343 153 1.4x
Glen Ellyn, IL 27,855 131 1.2x
Wilmette, IL 27,247 164 1.5x

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