Springfield, IL Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
91
Springfield's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
100 out of 338
In Illinois
1,886 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 Springfield is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Springfield, IL?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Springfield has an overall cost of living index of 91 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

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

The standard of living in Springfield ranks as #1,887 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Illinois. By definition, that implies Springfield ranks as the #4,520 most expensive place in the Prairie State.

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Springfield Cost Of Living Vs. Illinois

Living Expense Springfield Illinois National Average
Overall 91 98 100
Services 105 98 100
Groceries 95 97 100
Health 104 100 100
Housing 70 95 100
Transportation 102 112 100
Utilities 89 97 100
For more reading on cost of living around Illinois, check out:
Springfield Cost of Living Vs. IL

Springfield, 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.

$133,400
Median Home Value
$805
Median Rent
$54,648
Median Income
Statistic Springfield Illinois United States
Median Home Value $133,400 $194,500 $217,500
Median Rent $805 $1,010 $1,062
Median Income $54,648 $65,886 $62,843
Home Value To Income 2.4x 3.0x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.18x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Springfield Services Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Springfield Illinois
Shampoo $0.89 $1.01
Movie $11.99 $10.72
Bowling $6.4 $13.86

Detailed Springfield Groceries Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Springfield Illinois
Ground Beef $3.69 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.4 $1.4
Milk $1.72 $1.96

Detailed Springfield Health Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Springfield Illinois
Haircut $10.71 $17.49
Beauty Salon $32.39 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.21 $2.32

Detailed Springfield Transportation Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Springfield Illinois
Potatoes $2.86 $3.18
Pizza $12.73 $10.39
Beer $8.22 $9.23
Optometrist $74.0 $106.34
Doctor $133.89 $115.25
Dentist $89.33 $98.38

Detailed Springfield Utilities Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Springfield Illinois
Gasoline $2.25 $2.59
Tire Balancing $48.87 $48.9
All Electricity $159.87 $167.6
Phone $23.34 $163.42

Springfield SnackAbility

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

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Springfield

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Springfield
Jacksonville, IL 18,859 87 1.0x
Lincoln, IL 13,652 86 0.9x
Chatham, IL 13,072 100 1.1x
Middletown, KY 7,891 101 1.1x
Clinton, IL 7,062 81 0.9x
Mount Zion, IL 5,975 87 1.0x
Beardstown, IL 5,682 83 0.9x
Carlinville, IL 5,540 85 0.9x
Pana, IL 5,447 79 0.9x

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