Wauconda, IL Cost Of Living

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2021-02-06
109
Wauconda's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average
238 out of 338
In Illinois
4,052 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 Wauconda is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Wauconda, IL?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Wauconda has an overall cost of living index of 109 which is 1.1x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Illinois, Wauconda has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than Illinois's index of 98.

The standard of living in Wauconda ranks as #4,053 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Illinois. By definition, that implies Wauconda ranks as the #2,353 most expensive place in the Prairie State.

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Wauconda Cost Of Living Vs. Illinois

Living Expense Wauconda Illinois National Average
Overall 109 98 100
Services 109 98 100
Groceries 104 97 100
Health 100 100 100
Housing 113 95 100
Transportation 125 112 100
Utilities 93 97 100
For more reading on cost of living around Illinois, check out:
Wauconda Cost of Living Vs. IL

Wauconda, 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.

$226,600
Median Home Value
$1,166
Median Rent
$81,313
Median Income
Statistic Wauconda Illinois United States
Median Home Value $226,600 $194,500 $217,500
Median Rent $1,166 $1,010 $1,062
Median Income $81,313 $65,886 $62,843
Home Value To Income 2.8x 3.0x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.17x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Wauconda Services Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Wauconda Illinois
Shampoo $0.92 $1.01
Movie $14.86 $10.72
Bowling $19.0 $13.86

Detailed Wauconda Groceries Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Wauconda Illinois
Ground Beef $4.07 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.74 $1.4
Milk $2.09 $1.96

Detailed Wauconda Health Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Wauconda Illinois
Haircut $22.0 $17.49
Beauty Salon $69.77 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.69 $2.32

Detailed Wauconda Transportation Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Wauconda Illinois
Potatoes $3.74 $3.18
Pizza $10.0 $10.39
Beer $8.14 $9.23
Optometrist $97.0 $106.34
Doctor $105.0 $115.25
Dentist $102.0 $98.38

Detailed Wauconda Utilities Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Wauconda Illinois
Gasoline $3.42 $2.59
Tire Balancing $57.0 $48.9
All Electricity $131.81 $167.6
Phone $200.46 $163.42

Wauconda SnackAbility

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

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Wauconda

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Wauconda
Arlington Heights, IL 75,482 123 1.1x
Buffalo Grove, IL 41,062 123 1.1x
Northbrook, IL 33,343 153 1.4x
Highland Park, IL 29,628 151 1.4x
Lake Zurich, IL 19,915 123 1.1x
Deerfield, IL 19,006 148 1.4x
Round Lake, IL 18,349 106 1.0x
Lindenhurst, IL 14,417 111 1.0x
Hawthorn Woods, IL 8,402 166 1.5x
Island Lake, IL 8,035 106 1.0x

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