North Chicago, IL Cost Of Living

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-07
99
North Chicago's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Lower Than The National Average
163 out of 338
In Illinois
3,027 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 North Chicago is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in North Chicago, IL?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, North Chicago has an overall cost of living index of 99 which is 1.0x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Illinois, North Chicago has a cost of living index that's 1.0x higher than Illinois's index of 98.

The standard of living in North Chicago ranks as #3,027 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Illinois. By definition, that implies North Chicago ranks as the #3,392 most expensive place in the Prairie State.

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North Chicago Cost Of Living Vs. Illinois

Living Expense North Chicago Illinois National Average
Overall 99 98 100
Services 115 95 100
Groceries 106 97 100
Health 100 99 100
Housing 77 96 100
Transportation 115 105 100
Utilities 92 94 100
For more reading on cost of living around Illinois, check out:
North Chicago Cost of Living Vs. IL

North Chicago, 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.

$107,900
Median Home Value
$1,250
Median Rent
$47,213
Median Income
Statistic North Chicago Illinois United States
Median Home Value $107,900 $202,100 $229,800
Median Rent $1,250 $1,038 $1,096
Median Income $47,213 $68,428 $64,994
Home Value To Income 2.3x 3.0x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.32x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed North Chicago Services Costs Vs. Illinois

Item North Chicago Illinois
Shampoo $1.06 $1.06
Movie $14.85 $10.68
Bowling $15.76 $14.67

Detailed North Chicago Groceries Costs Vs. Illinois

Item North Chicago Illinois
Ground Beef $4.87 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.99 $1.39
Milk $2.42 $2.05

Detailed North Chicago Health Costs Vs. Illinois

Item North Chicago Illinois
Haircut $27.76 $18.62
Beauty Salon $65.57 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.46 $2.34

Detailed North Chicago Transportation Costs Vs. Illinois

Item North Chicago Illinois
Potatoes $3.23 $3.29
Pizza $12.0 $10.62
Beer $8.61 $9.38
Optometrist $96.76 $108.57
Doctor $104.96 $116.17
Dentist $101.82 $99.13

Detailed North Chicago Utilities Costs Vs. Illinois

Item North Chicago Illinois
Gasoline $2.51 $2.22
Tire Balancing $56.85 $50.07
All Electricity $131.89 $167.67
Phone $203.16 $175.64

North Chicago SnackAbility

7
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
8
Affordability
6
Diversity
10
Safety
N/A
Amenities
9.5
Education
6
Commute
9

Cost Of Living In Cities Around North Chicago

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. North Chicago
Waukegan, IL 87,157 98 1.0x
Arlington Heights, IL 75,071 125 1.3x
Glenview, IL 47,218 147 1.5x
Buffalo Grove, IL 40,804 121 1.2x
Northbrook, IL 33,216 156 1.6x
Gurnee, IL 30,519 117 1.2x
Highland Park, IL 29,596 152 1.5x
Wilmette, IL 27,114 166 1.7x
Libertyville, IL 20,300 134 1.4x
Lake Zurich, IL 19,912 125 1.3x

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