Palos Heights, IL Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
124
Palos Heights's Overall Cost Of Living
1.2x
Higher Than The National Average
298 out of 338
In Illinois
4,999 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 Palos Heights is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Palos Heights, IL?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Palos Heights has an overall cost of living index of 124 which is 1.2x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Illinois, Palos Heights has a cost of living index that's 1.3x higher than Illinois's index of 98.

The standard of living in Palos Heights ranks as #5,001 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Illinois. By definition, that implies Palos Heights ranks as the #1,417 most expensive place in the Prairie State.

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Palos Heights Cost Of Living Vs. Illinois

Living Expense Palos Heights Illinois National Average
Overall 124 98 100
Services 115 95 100
Groceries 108 97 100
Health 100 99 100
Housing 158 96 100
Transportation 113 105 100
Utilities 91 94 100
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Palos Heights Cost of Living Vs. IL

Palos Heights, 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.

$295,100
Median Home Value
$1,362
Median Rent
$90,995
Median Income
Statistic Palos Heights Illinois United States
Median Home Value $295,100 $202,100 $229,800
Median Rent $1,362 $1,038 $1,096
Median Income $90,995 $68,428 $64,994
Home Value To Income 3.2x 3.0x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.18x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Palos Heights Services Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Palos Heights Illinois
Shampoo $1.06 $1.06
Movie $14.85 $10.68
Bowling $15.76 $14.67

Detailed Palos Heights Groceries Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Palos Heights Illinois
Ground Beef $4.87 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.99 $1.39
Milk $2.42 $2.05

Detailed Palos Heights Health Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Palos Heights Illinois
Haircut $27.76 $18.62
Beauty Salon $65.57 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.46 $2.34

Detailed Palos Heights Transportation Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Palos Heights 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 Palos Heights Utilities Costs Vs. Illinois

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

Palos Heights SnackAbility

10
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
7
Diversity
6
Safety
9
Amenities
9
Education
9
Commute
5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Palos Heights

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Palos Heights
Naperville, IL 147,734 125 1.0x
Oak Lawn, IL 55,432 106 0.9x
Elmhurst, IL 46,571 131 1.1x
Glen Ellyn, IL 27,741 132 1.1x
Oak Forest, IL 27,403 99 0.8x
Lisle, IL 23,363 117 0.9x
Darien, IL 21,843 111 0.9x
Alsip, IL 18,843 104 0.8x
Hinsdale, IL 17,366 193 1.6x
Palos Hills, IL 17,172 105 0.8x

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