Marion, IL Cost Of Living

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2021-02-06
88
Marion's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
75 out of 338
In Illinois
1,324 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 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 #1,324 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Illinois. By definition, that implies Marion ranks as the #5,083 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.

$115,500
Median Home Value
$740
Median Rent
$43,502
Median Income
Statistic Marion Illinois United States
Median Home Value $115,500 $194,500 $217,500
Median Rent $740 $1,010 $1,062
Median Income $43,502 $65,886 $62,843
Home Value To Income 2.7x 3.0x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.2x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Marion Services Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Marion Illinois
Shampoo $0.91 $1.01
Movie $8.72 $10.72
Bowling $13.0 $13.86

Detailed Marion Groceries Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Marion Illinois
Ground Beef $3.95 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.29 $1.4
Milk $0.88 $1.96

Detailed Marion Health Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Marion Illinois
Haircut $20.6 $17.49
Beauty Salon $34.0 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.02 $2.32

Detailed Marion Transportation Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Marion Illinois
Potatoes $2.92 $3.18
Pizza $9.99 $10.39
Beer $8.67 $9.23
Optometrist $116.6 $106.34
Doctor $98.75 $115.25
Dentist $88.17 $98.38

Detailed Marion Utilities Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Marion Illinois
Gasoline $2.72 $2.59
Tire Balancing $48.0 $48.9
All Electricity $217.34 $167.6
Phone $181.43 $163.42

Marion SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
6
Affordability
7
Diversity
7
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8
Education
8
Commute
8.5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Marion

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Marion
Elizabethtown, KY 29,620 95 1.1x
Carbondale, IL 25,597 87 1.0x
Jackson, MO 14,872 93 1.1x
Mount Vernon, IL 14,742 81 0.9x
Herrin, IL 12,827 85 1.0x
Murphysboro, IL 7,757 81 0.9x
Carterville, IL 5,868 93 1.1x
Pinckneyville, IL 5,436 80 0.9x

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