Springfield, IL Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
93
Springfield's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
112 out of 338
In Illinois
2,137 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 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 93 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 #2,137 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Illinois. By definition, that implies Springfield ranks as the #4,282 most expensive place in the Prairie State.

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Springfield Cost Of Living Vs. Illinois

Living Expense Springfield Illinois National Average
Overall 93 98 100
Services 107 95 100
Groceries 96 97 100
Health 103 99 100
Housing 72 96 100
Transportation 101 105 100
Utilities 90 94 100
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.

$131,300
Median Home Value
$820
Median Rent
$54,164
Median Income
Statistic Springfield Illinois United States
Median Home Value $131,300 $202,100 $229,800
Median Rent $820 $1,038 $1,096
Median Income $54,164 $68,428 $64,994
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 $1.06
Movie $11.99 $10.68
Bowling $6.4 $14.67

Detailed Springfield Groceries Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Springfield Illinois
Ground Beef $3.69 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.4 $1.39
Milk $1.72 $2.05

Detailed Springfield Health Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Springfield Illinois
Haircut $10.71 $18.62
Beauty Salon $32.39 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.21 $2.34

Detailed Springfield Transportation Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Springfield Illinois
Potatoes $2.86 $3.29
Pizza $12.73 $10.62
Beer $8.22 $9.38
Optometrist $74.0 $108.57
Doctor $133.89 $116.17
Dentist $89.33 $99.13

Detailed Springfield Utilities Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Springfield Illinois
Gasoline $2.25 $2.22
Tire Balancing $48.87 $50.07
All Electricity $159.87 $167.67
Phone $23.34 $175.64

Springfield SnackAbility

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

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Springfield

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Springfield
Jacksonville, IL 18,784 88 0.9x
Lincoln, IL 13,742 88 0.9x
Chatham, IL 13,231 102 1.1x
Middletown, KY 7,885 103 1.1x
Clinton, IL 6,982 80 0.9x
Mount Zion, IL 5,707 87 0.9x
Carlinville, IL 5,645 84 0.9x
Beardstown, IL 5,504 84 0.9x
Pana, IL 5,338 76 0.8x

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