Oak Park, IL Cost Of Living

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2021-02-06
126
Oak Park's Overall Cost Of Living
1.3x
Higher Than The National Average
304 out of 338
In Illinois
5,088 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 Oak Park is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

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

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 #5,091 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Illinois. By definition, that implies Oak Park ranks as the #1,315 most expensive place in the Prairie State.

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Oak Park Cost Of Living Vs. Illinois

Living Expense Oak Park Illinois National Average
Overall 126 98 100
Services 109 98 100
Groceries 104 97 100
Health 100 100 100
Housing 169 95 100
Transportation 125 112 100
Utilities 93 97 100
For more reading on cost of living around Illinois, check out:
Oak Park Cost of Living Vs. IL

Oak Park, 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.

$387,300
Median Home Value
$1,175
Median Rent
$94,646
Median Income
Statistic Oak Park Illinois United States
Median Home Value $387,300 $194,500 $217,500
Median Rent $1,175 $1,010 $1,062
Median Income $94,646 $65,886 $62,843
Home Value To Income 4.1x 3.0x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.15x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Oak Park Services Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Oak Park Illinois
Shampoo $0.92 $1.01
Movie $14.86 $10.72
Bowling $19.0 $13.86

Detailed Oak Park Groceries Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Oak Park Illinois
Ground Beef $4.07 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.74 $1.4
Milk $2.09 $1.96

Detailed Oak Park Health Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Oak Park Illinois
Haircut $22.0 $17.49
Beauty Salon $69.77 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.69 $2.32

Detailed Oak Park Transportation Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Oak Park Illinois
Potatoes $3.74 $3.18
Pizza $10.0 $10.39
Beer $8.14 $9.23
Optometrist $97.0 $106.34
Doctor $105.0 $115.25
Dentist $102.0 $98.38

Detailed Oak Park Utilities Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Oak Park Illinois
Gasoline $3.42 $2.59
Tire Balancing $57.0 $48.9
All Electricity $131.81 $167.6
Phone $200.46 $163.42

Oak Park SnackAbility

9
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
9
Affordability
8
Diversity
9
Safety
5
Amenities
10
Education
9.5
Commute
3

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Oak Park

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Oak Park
Cicero, IL 82,330 98 0.8x
Berwyn, IL 55,407 104 0.8x
Glenview, IL 47,416 145 1.2x
Elmhurst, IL 46,463 132 1.0x
Park Ridge, IL 37,457 132 1.0x
Northbrook, IL 33,343 153 1.2x
Glen Ellyn, IL 27,855 131 1.0x
Wilmette, IL 27,247 164 1.3x
Melrose Park, IL 25,605 103 0.8x
Elmwood Park, IL 24,468 110 0.9x

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