Waterloo, IL Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
95
Waterloo's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
121 out of 338
In Illinois
2,509 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 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 95 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Illinois, Waterloo has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than Illinois's index of 98.

The standard of living in Waterloo ranks as #2,510 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Illinois. By definition, that implies Waterloo ranks as the #3,897 most expensive place in the Prairie State.

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Waterloo Cost Of Living Vs. Illinois

Living Expense Waterloo Illinois National Average
Overall 95 98 100
Services 91 98 100
Groceries 105 97 100
Health 92 100 100
Housing 94 95 100
Transportation 95 112 100
Utilities 101 97 100
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.

$192,100
Median Home Value
$830
Median Rent
$67,682
Median Income
Statistic Waterloo Illinois United States
Median Home Value $192,100 $194,500 $217,500
Median Rent $830 $1,010 $1,062
Median Income $67,682 $65,886 $62,843
Home Value To Income 2.8x 3.0x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.15x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Waterloo Services Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Waterloo Illinois
Shampoo $1.06 $1.01
Movie $9.83 $10.72
Bowling $14.83 $13.86

Detailed Waterloo Groceries Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Waterloo Illinois
Ground Beef $4.01 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.67 $1.4
Milk $1.9 $1.96

Detailed Waterloo Health Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Waterloo Illinois
Haircut $17.0 $17.49
Beauty Salon $39.71 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.32 $2.32

Detailed Waterloo Transportation Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Waterloo Illinois
Potatoes $3.49 $3.18
Pizza $9.96 $10.39
Beer $9.26 $9.23
Optometrist $78.67 $106.34
Doctor $71.67 $115.25
Dentist $102.57 $98.38

Detailed Waterloo Utilities Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Waterloo Illinois
Gasoline $2.57 $2.59
Tire Balancing $44.41 $48.9
All Electricity $163.79 $167.6
Phone $191.07 $163.42

Waterloo SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
8
Affordability
8.5
Diversity
4
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8
Education
8.5
Commute
5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Waterloo

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Waterloo
Belleville, IL 41,585 85 0.9x
Oakville, MO 36,407 99 1.0x
Affton, MO 20,148 90 0.9x
Concord, MO 17,912 97 1.0x
Fairview Heights, IL 16,125 90 0.9x
Swansea, IL 13,851 95 1.0x
Shiloh, IL 13,482 100 1.1x
Columbia, IL 10,752 97 1.0x
Sunset Hills, MO 8,472 122 1.3x
Shrewsbury, MO 6,150 94 1.0x

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