Rockford, IL Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
85
Rockford's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
48 out of 338
In Illinois
795 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 Rockford is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Rockford, IL?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Rockford has an overall cost of living index of 85 which is 0.8x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Illinois, Rockford has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than Illinois's index of 98.

The standard of living in Rockford ranks as #795 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Illinois. By definition, that implies Rockford ranks as the #5,611 most expensive place in the Prairie State.

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Rockford Cost Of Living Vs. Illinois

Living Expense Rockford Illinois National Average
Overall 85 98 100
Services 96 98 100
Groceries 94 97 100
Health 105 100 100
Housing 57 95 100
Transportation 109 112 100
Utilities 90 97 100
For more reading on cost of living around Illinois, check out:
Rockford Cost of Living Vs. IL

Rockford, 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.

$91,600
Median Home Value
$772
Median Rent
$44,252
Median Income
Statistic Rockford Illinois United States
Median Home Value $91,600 $194,500 $217,500
Median Rent $772 $1,010 $1,062
Median Income $44,252 $65,886 $62,843
Home Value To Income 2.1x 3.0x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.21x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Rockford Services Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Rockford Illinois
Shampoo $1.03 $1.01
Movie $11.59 $10.72
Bowling $12.83 $13.86

Detailed Rockford Groceries Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Rockford Illinois
Ground Beef $3.91 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.49 $1.4
Milk $1.84 $1.96

Detailed Rockford Health Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Rockford Illinois
Haircut $16.1 $17.49
Beauty Salon $32.29 $38.17
Toothpaste $1.83 $2.32

Detailed Rockford Transportation Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Rockford Illinois
Potatoes $3.23 $3.18
Pizza $10.49 $10.39
Beer $8.01 $9.23
Optometrist $70.14 $106.34
Doctor $151.0 $115.25
Dentist $96.67 $98.38

Detailed Rockford Utilities Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Rockford Illinois
Gasoline $2.94 $2.59
Tire Balancing $51.17 $48.9
All Electricity $131.21 $167.6
Phone $188.52 $163.42

Rockford SnackAbility

4
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
5
Affordability
8
Diversity
9.5
Safety
3
Amenities
9
Education
6
Commute
8.5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Rockford

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Rockford
Beloit, WI 36,836 84 1.0x
Belvidere, IL 25,027 86 1.0x
Loves Park, IL 23,710 88 1.0x
Machesney Park, IL 22,817 89 1.0x
Roscoe, IL 10,757 95 1.1x
South Beloit, IL 7,900 88 1.0x
Rockton, IL 7,638 93 1.1x

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