Normal, IL Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
97
Normal's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Lower Than The National Average
138 out of 338
In Illinois
2,808 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 Normal is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Normal, IL?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Normal has an overall cost of living index of 97 which is 1.0x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Illinois, Normal has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than Illinois's index of 98.

The standard of living in Normal ranks as #2,809 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Illinois. By definition, that implies Normal ranks as the #3,597 most expensive place in the Prairie State.

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Normal Cost Of Living Vs. Illinois

Living Expense Normal Illinois National Average
Overall 97 98 100
Services 103 98 100
Groceries 91 97 100
Health 95 100 100
Housing 90 95 100
Transportation 108 112 100
Utilities 98 97 100
For more reading on cost of living around Illinois, check out:
Normal Cost of Living Vs. IL

Normal, 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.

$170,200
Median Home Value
$875
Median Rent
$58,111
Median Income
Statistic Normal Illinois United States
Median Home Value $170,200 $194,500 $217,500
Median Rent $875 $1,010 $1,062
Median Income $58,111 $65,886 $62,843
Home Value To Income 2.9x 3.0x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.18x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Normal Services Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Normal Illinois
Shampoo $1.71 $1.01
Movie $7.91 $10.72
Bowling $15.0 $13.86

Detailed Normal Groceries Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Normal Illinois
Ground Beef $3.24 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.03 $1.4
Milk $1.04 $1.96

Detailed Normal Health Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Normal Illinois
Haircut $18.0 $17.49
Beauty Salon $32.5 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.49 $2.32

Detailed Normal Transportation Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Normal Illinois
Potatoes $3.11 $3.18
Pizza $10.99 $10.39
Beer $7.99 $9.23
Optometrist $127.88 $106.34
Doctor $106.5 $115.25
Dentist $87.5 $98.38

Detailed Normal Utilities Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Normal Illinois
Gasoline $2.99 $2.59
Tire Balancing $48.0 $48.9
All Electricity $157.13 $167.6
Phone $188.52 $163.42

Normal SnackAbility

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

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Normal

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Normal
Champaign, IL 87,636 92 0.9x
Bloomington, IL 78,015 96 1.0x
East Peoria, IL 22,851 91 0.9x
Washington, IL 16,567 98 1.0x
Morton, IL 16,562 100 1.0x
Rantoul, IL 13,218 83 0.9x
Mahomet, IL 8,392 101 1.0x
Chillicothe, IL 6,218 90 0.9x
Eureka, IL 5,731 90 0.9x
Monticello, IL 5,695 93 1.0x

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