Waterloo, IL Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
92
Waterloo's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
107 out of 338
In Illinois
1,974 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 Waterloo is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Waterloo, IL?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Waterloo has an overall cost of living index of 92 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

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

The standard of living in Waterloo ranks as #1,974 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Illinois. By definition, that implies Waterloo ranks as the #4,444 most expensive place in the Prairie State.

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Waterloo Cost Of Living Vs. Illinois

Living Expense Waterloo Illinois National Average
Overall 92 98 100
Services 91 95 100
Groceries 100 97 100
Health 90 99 100
Housing 94 96 100
Transportation 91 105 100
Utilities 97 94 100
For more reading on cost of living around Illinois, check out:
Waterloo Cost of Living Vs. IL

Waterloo, 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.

$204,400
Median Home Value
$766
Median Rent
$71,207
Median Income
Statistic Waterloo Illinois United States
Median Home Value $204,400 $202,100 $229,800
Median Rent $766 $1,038 $1,096
Median Income $71,207 $68,428 $64,994
Home Value To Income 2.9x 3.0x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.13x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Waterloo Services Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Waterloo Illinois
Shampoo $1.1 $1.06
Movie $9.81 $10.68
Bowling $15.64 $14.67

Detailed Waterloo Groceries Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Waterloo Illinois
Ground Beef $4.13 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.67 $1.39
Milk $1.86 $2.05

Detailed Waterloo Health Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Waterloo Illinois
Haircut $17.58 $18.62
Beauty Salon $38.54 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.36 $2.34

Detailed Waterloo Transportation Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Waterloo Illinois
Potatoes $2.98 $3.29
Pizza $9.9 $10.62
Beer $9.38 $9.38
Optometrist $76.71 $108.57
Doctor $75.53 $116.17
Dentist $98.39 $99.13

Detailed Waterloo Utilities Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Waterloo Illinois
Gasoline $2.03 $2.22
Tire Balancing $41.83 $50.07
All Electricity $149.35 $167.67
Phone $193.9 $175.64

Waterloo SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
7
Affordability
8.5
Diversity
4
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8
Education
8.5
Commute
6

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Waterloo

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Waterloo
Belleville, IL 41,256 86 0.9x
Oakville, MO 36,117 99 1.1x
Affton, MO 19,580 89 1.0x
Concord, MO 18,521 97 1.1x
Fairview Heights, IL 16,143 87 0.9x
Swansea, IL 14,100 94 1.0x
Shiloh, IL 13,465 98 1.1x
Columbia, IL 10,692 94 1.0x
Sunset Hills, MO 8,466 119 1.3x
Shrewsbury, MO 6,108 93 1.0x

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