According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Oak Park has an overall cost of living index of 126 which is 1.3x higher than the national index of 100.
Compared to only Illinois, Oak Park has a cost of living index that's 1.3x higher than Illinois's index of 98.
The standard of living in Oak Park ranks as #5091 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Illinois. By definition, that implies Oak Park ranks as the #1315 most expensive place in the Prairie State.
|Living Expense||Oak Park||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 Park||Cicero, IL||83,147||98||0.8x||Berwyn, IL||55,949||104||0.8x||Glenview, IL||47,333||145||1.2x||Elmhurst, IL||46,331||132||1.0x||Park Ridge, IL||37,764||132||1.0x||Northbrook, IL||33,463||153||1.2x||Glen Ellyn, IL||27,958||131||1.0x||Wilmette, IL||27,419||164||1.3x||Melrose Park, IL||25,311||103||0.8x||Elmwood Park, IL||24,680||110||0.9x|