Murphysboro, IL Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
78
Murphysboro's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
5 out of 338
In Illinois
113 out of 6,412
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Murphysboro is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Murphysboro, IL?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Murphysboro has an overall cost of living index of 78 which is 0.8x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Illinois, Murphysboro has a cost of living index that's 0.8x lower than Illinois's index of 98.

The standard of living in Murphysboro ranks as #113 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Illinois. By definition, that implies Murphysboro ranks as the #6,306 most expensive place in the Prairie State.

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Murphysboro Cost Of Living Vs. Illinois

Living Expense Murphysboro Illinois National Average
Overall 78 98 100
Services 94 95 100
Groceries 104 97 100
Health 88 99 100
Housing 47 96 100
Transportation 92 105 100
Utilities 97 94 100
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Murphysboro Cost of Living Vs. IL

Murphysboro, 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.

$69,900
Median Home Value
$625
Median Rent
$37,929
Median Income
Statistic Murphysboro Illinois United States
Median Home Value $69,900 $202,100 $229,800
Median Rent $625 $1,038 $1,096
Median Income $37,929 $68,428 $64,994
Home Value To Income 1.8x 3.0x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.2x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Murphysboro Services Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Murphysboro Illinois
Shampoo $1.1 $1.06
Movie $9.81 $10.68
Bowling $15.64 $14.67

Detailed Murphysboro Groceries Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Murphysboro Illinois
Ground Beef $4.13 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.67 $1.39
Milk $1.86 $2.05

Detailed Murphysboro Health Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Murphysboro Illinois
Haircut $17.58 $18.62
Beauty Salon $38.54 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.36 $2.34

Detailed Murphysboro Transportation Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Murphysboro Illinois
Potatoes $2.98 $3.29
Pizza $9.9 $10.62
Beer $9.38 $9.38
Optometrist $76.71 $108.57
Doctor $75.53 $116.17
Dentist $98.39 $99.13

Detailed Murphysboro Utilities Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Murphysboro Illinois
Gasoline $2.03 $2.22
Tire Balancing $41.83 $50.07
All Electricity $149.35 $167.67
Phone $193.9 $175.64

Murphysboro SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
3
Affordability
8.5
Diversity
8
Safety
6
Amenities
8
Education
7
Commute
9

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Murphysboro

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Murphysboro
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Carbondale, IL 25,400 85 1.1x
Marion, IL 17,539 86 1.1x
Jackson, MO 14,893 92 1.2x
Mount Vernon, IL 14,769 79 1.0x
Herrin, IL 12,806 81 1.0x
Perryville, MO 8,500 85 1.1x
Chester, IL 8,264 79 1.0x
Carterville, IL 5,861 93 1.2x
Pinckneyville, IL 5,391 81 1.0x

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