Western Springs, IL Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Western Springs's Overall Cost Of Living
Higher Than The National Average
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Western Springs is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Western Springs, IL?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Western Springs has an overall cost of living index of 151 which is 1.5x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Illinois, Western Springs has a cost of living index that's 1.5x higher than Illinois's index of 98.

The standard of living in Western Springs ranks as #5858 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Illinois. By definition, that implies Western Springs ranks as the #548 most expensive place in the Prairie State.

Western Springs Cost Of Living Vs. Illinois

Living Expense Western Springs Illinois National Average
Overall 151 98 100
Services 109 98 100
Groceries 104 97 100
Health 100 100 100
Housing 254 95 100
Transportation 125 112 100
Utilities 93 97 100
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Western Springs, 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.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Western Springs Illinois United States
Median Home Value $590,800 $187,200 $204,900
Median Rent $1,941 $984 $1,023
Median Income $161,563 $63,575 $60,293
Home Value To Income 3.7x 2.9x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.14x 0.19x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Western Springs

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Western Springs
Naperville, IL 147,411 128 0.8x
Wheaton, IL 53,480 121 0.8x
Glenview, IL 47,333 145 1.0x
Elmhurst, IL 46,331 132 0.9x
Park Ridge, IL 37,764 132 0.9x
Glen Ellyn, IL 27,958 131 0.9x
Brookfield, IL 18,858 110 0.7x
Hinsdale, IL 17,654 190 1.3x
Westchester, IL 16,573 113 0.7x
La Grange, IL 15,632 137 0.9x

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