Oak Forest, IL Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
99
Oak Forest'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 Oak Forest is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Oak Forest, IL?

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

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

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

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Oak Forest Cost Of Living Vs. Illinois

Living Expense Oak Forest Illinois National Average
Overall 99 98 100
Services 96 95 100
Groceries 96 97 100
Health 110 99 100
Housing 98 96 100
Transportation 109 105 100
Utilities 87 94 100
For more reading on cost of living around Illinois, check out:
Oak Forest Cost of Living Vs. IL

Oak Forest, 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.

$202,400
Median Home Value
$1,095
Median Rent
$78,865
Median Income
Statistic Oak Forest Illinois United States
Median Home Value $202,400 $202,100 $229,800
Median Rent $1,095 $1,038 $1,096
Median Income $78,865 $68,428 $64,994
Home Value To Income 2.6x 3.0x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.17x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Oak Forest Services Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Oak Forest Illinois
Shampoo $1.08 $1.06
Movie $10.54 $10.68
Bowling $15.5 $14.67

Detailed Oak Forest Groceries Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Oak Forest Illinois
Ground Beef $4.97 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.29 $1.39
Milk $1.69 $2.05

Detailed Oak Forest Health Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Oak Forest Illinois
Haircut $20.12 $18.62
Beauty Salon $37.89 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.73 $2.34

Detailed Oak Forest Transportation Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Oak Forest Illinois
Potatoes $3.81 $3.29
Pizza $10.98 $10.62
Beer $8.53 $9.38
Optometrist $107.11 $108.57
Doctor $157.4 $116.17
Dentist $103.57 $99.13

Detailed Oak Forest Utilities Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Oak Forest Illinois
Gasoline $2.4 $2.22
Tire Balancing $56.78 $50.07
All Electricity $130.12 $167.67
Phone $191.29 $175.64

Oak Forest SnackAbility

9
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8
Affordability
8
Diversity
8.5
Safety
8.5
Amenities
9.5
Education
8
Commute
4

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Oak Forest

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Oak Forest
Tinley Park, IL 56,082 105 1.1x
Downers Grove, IL 49,263 120 1.2x
Westmont, IL 24,677 120 1.2x
Darien, IL 21,843 111 1.1x
Alsip, IL 18,843 104 1.1x
Hinsdale, IL 17,366 193 1.9x
Country Club Hills, IL 16,564 97 1.0x
La Grange, IL 15,555 137 1.4x
Midlothian, IL 14,464 102 1.0x
Hazel Crest, IL 13,918 94 0.9x

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