Watseka, IL Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
85
Watseka's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
48 out of 338
In Illinois
795 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 Watseka is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Watseka, IL?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Watseka has an overall cost of living index of 85 which is 0.8x lower than the national index of 100.

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

The standard of living in Watseka ranks as #795 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Illinois. By definition, that implies Watseka ranks as the #5,611 most expensive place in the Prairie State.

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Watseka Cost Of Living Vs. Illinois

Living Expense Watseka Illinois National Average
Overall 85 98 100
Services 93 98 100
Groceries 110 97 100
Health 108 100 100
Housing 47 95 100
Transportation 126 112 100
Utilities 90 97 100
For more reading on cost of living around Illinois, check out:
Watseka Cost of Living Vs. IL

Watseka, 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.

$85,500
Median Home Value
$648
Median Rent
$39,281
Median Income
Statistic Watseka Illinois United States
Median Home Value $85,500 $194,500 $217,500
Median Rent $648 $1,010 $1,062
Median Income $39,281 $65,886 $62,843
Home Value To Income 2.2x 3.0x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.2x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Watseka Services Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Watseka Illinois
Shampoo $0.98 $1.01
Movie $7.75 $10.72
Bowling $13.33 $13.86

Detailed Watseka Groceries Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Watseka Illinois
Ground Beef $3.69 $3.9
Fried Chicken $2.31 $1.4
Milk $1.96 $1.96

Detailed Watseka Health Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Watseka Illinois
Haircut $18.33 $17.49
Beauty Salon $32.33 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.24 $2.32

Detailed Watseka Transportation Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Watseka Illinois
Potatoes $3.26 $3.18
Pizza $9.99 $10.39
Beer $8.16 $9.23
Optometrist $144.33 $106.34
Doctor $121.33 $115.25
Dentist $107.0 $98.38

Detailed Watseka Utilities Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Watseka Illinois
Gasoline $3.25 $2.59
Tire Balancing $63.98 $48.9
All Electricity $131.81 $167.6
Phone $188.52 $163.42

Watseka SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
4
Affordability
8
Diversity
4
Safety
5
Amenities
8
Education
5
Commute
9

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Watseka

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Watseka
Bourbonnais, IL 19,653 98 1.2x
Frankfort, IL 18,999 127 1.5x
Richton Park, IL 13,504 96 1.1x
Rantoul, IL 13,218 83 1.0x
Manteno, IL 8,539 101 1.2x
Manhattan, IL 8,164 107 1.3x
Crete, IL 8,118 99 1.2x
Braidwood, IL 6,377 96 1.1x
Monee, IL 5,082 95 1.1x

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