Glen Ellyn, IL Cost Of Living

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

What is the cost of living in Glen Ellyn, IL?

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

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

The standard of living in Glen Ellyn ranks as #5304 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Illinois. By definition, that implies Glen Ellyn ranks as the #1102 most expensive place in the Prairie State.

Glen Ellyn Cost Of Living Vs. Illinois

Living Expense Glen Ellyn Illinois National Average
Overall 131 98 100
Services 109 98 100
Groceries 104 97 100
Health 100 100 100
Housing 187 95 100
Transportation 125 112 100
Utilities 93 97 100
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Glen Ellyn, 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 Glen Ellyn Illinois United States
Median Home Value $436,500 $187,200 $204,900
Median Rent $1,032 $984 $1,023
Median Income $110,669 $63,575 $60,293
Home Value To Income 3.9x 2.9x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.11x 0.19x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Glen Ellyn

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Glen Ellyn
Arlington Heights, IL 75,724 123 0.9x
Wheaton, IL 53,480 121 0.9x
Downers Grove, IL 49,644 119 0.9x
Glenview, IL 47,333 145 1.1x
Elmhurst, IL 46,331 132 1.0x
Lombard, IL 43,904 114 0.9x
Bartlett, IL 41,316 118 0.9x
Carol Stream, IL 39,989 111 0.8x
Park Ridge, IL 37,764 132 1.0x
Addison, IL 37,089 109 0.8x

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