St. Charles, IL Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
113
St. Charles's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average
264 out of 338
In Illinois
4,358 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 St. Charles is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in St. Charles, IL?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, St. Charles has an overall cost of living index of 113 which is 1.1x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Illinois, St. Charles has a cost of living index that's 1.2x higher than Illinois's index of 98.

The standard of living in St. Charles ranks as #4,360 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Illinois. By definition, that implies St. Charles ranks as the #2,046 most expensive place in the Prairie State.

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St. Charles Cost Of Living Vs. Illinois

Living Expense St. Charles Illinois National Average
Overall 113 98 100
Services 98 98 100
Groceries 100 97 100
Health 110 100 100
Housing 142 95 100
Transportation 117 112 100
Utilities 90 97 100
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St. Charles Cost of Living Vs. IL

St. Charles, 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.

$293,300
Median Home Value
$1,288
Median Rent
$98,393
Median Income
Statistic St. Charles Illinois United States
Median Home Value $293,300 $194,500 $217,500
Median Rent $1,288 $1,010 $1,062
Median Income $98,393 $65,886 $62,843
Home Value To Income 3.0x 3.0x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.16x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed St. Charles Services Costs Vs. Illinois

Item St. Charles Illinois
Shampoo $0.96 $1.01
Movie $10.54 $10.72
Bowling $15.5 $13.86

Detailed St. Charles Groceries Costs Vs. Illinois

Item St. Charles Illinois
Ground Beef $3.96 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.62 $1.4
Milk $2.16 $1.96

Detailed St. Charles Health Costs Vs. Illinois

Item St. Charles Illinois
Haircut $19.28 $17.49
Beauty Salon $39.33 $38.17
Toothpaste $3.16 $2.32

Detailed St. Charles Transportation Costs Vs. Illinois

Item St. Charles Illinois
Potatoes $2.93 $3.18
Pizza $10.68 $10.39
Beer $8.26 $9.23
Optometrist $107.11 $106.34
Doctor $157.4 $115.25
Dentist $103.57 $98.38

Detailed St. Charles Utilities Costs Vs. Illinois

Item St. Charles Illinois
Gasoline $3.1 $2.59
Tire Balancing $56.78 $48.9
All Electricity $131.81 $167.6
Phone $188.88 $163.42

St. Charles SnackAbility

7
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
8
Diversity
8
Safety
8.5
Amenities
9
Education
9
Commute
4

Cost Of Living In Cities Around St. Charles

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. St. Charles
Naperville, IL 147,501 128 1.1x
Elgin, IL 112,653 104 0.9x
Palatine, IL 68,407 116 1.0x
Wheaton, IL 53,270 121 1.1x
Hoffman Estates, IL 50,841 115 1.0x
Elmhurst, IL 46,463 132 1.2x
Bartlett, IL 41,120 118 1.0x
Glen Ellyn, IL 27,855 131 1.2x
West Chicago, IL 27,180 108 1.0x
Batavia, IL 26,250 113 1.0x

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