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.
|Living Expense||Oak Forest||Illinois||National Average|
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.
|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|