Marion, IL Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Marion'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 Marion is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Marion, IL?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Marion has an overall cost of living index of 88 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Illinois, Marion has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than Illinois's index of 98.

The standard of living in Marion ranks as #1324 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Illinois. By definition, that implies Marion ranks as the #5083 most expensive place in the Prairie State.

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Marion Cost Of Living Vs. Illinois

Living Expense Marion Illinois National Average
Overall 88 98 100
Services 98 98 100
Groceries 91 97 100
Health 90 100 100
Housing 61 95 100
Transportation 101 112 100
Utilities 117 97 100
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Marion Cost of Living Vs. IL

Marion, 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 Marion Illinois United States
Median Home Value $117,800 $187,200 $204,900
Median Rent $713 $984 $1,023
Median Income $42,789 $63,575 $60,293
Home Value To Income 2.8x 2.9x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.2x 0.19x 0.2x

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Carbondale, IL 25,846 87 1.0x
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Mount Vernon, IL 14,804 81 0.9x
Herrin, IL 12,869 85 1.0x
Murphysboro, IL 7,951 81 0.9x
Carterville, IL 5,848 93 1.1x
Pinckneyville, IL 5,463 80 0.9x

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