Wilmette, IL Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-08
166
Wilmette's Overall Cost Of Living
1.7x
Higher Than The National Average
330 out of 338
In Illinois
6,083 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 Wilmette is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Wilmette, IL?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Wilmette has an overall cost of living index of 166 which is 1.7x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Illinois, Wilmette has a cost of living index that's 1.7x higher than Illinois's index of 98.

The standard of living in Wilmette ranks as #6,087 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Illinois. By definition, that implies Wilmette ranks as the #332 most expensive place in the Prairie State.

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Wilmette Cost Of Living Vs. Illinois

Living Expense Wilmette Illinois National Average
Overall 166 98 100
Services 116 95 100
Groceries 108 97 100
Health 100 99 100
Housing 297 96 100
Transportation 113 105 100
Utilities 95 94 100
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Wilmette Cost of Living Vs. IL

Wilmette, 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.

$685,600
Median Home Value
$1,498
Median Rent
$161,765
Median Income
Statistic Wilmette Illinois United States
Median Home Value $685,600 $202,100 $229,800
Median Rent $1,498 $1,038 $1,096
Median Income $161,765 $68,428 $64,994
Home Value To Income 4.2x 3.0x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.11x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Wilmette Services Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Wilmette Illinois
Shampoo $1.06 $1.06
Movie $14.85 $10.68
Bowling $15.76 $14.67

Detailed Wilmette Groceries Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Wilmette Illinois
Ground Beef $4.87 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.99 $1.39
Milk $2.42 $2.05

Detailed Wilmette Health Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Wilmette Illinois
Haircut $27.76 $18.62
Beauty Salon $65.57 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.46 $2.34

Detailed Wilmette Transportation Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Wilmette Illinois
Potatoes $3.23 $3.29
Pizza $12.0 $10.62
Beer $8.61 $9.38
Optometrist $96.76 $108.57
Doctor $104.96 $116.17
Dentist $101.82 $99.13

Detailed Wilmette Utilities Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Wilmette Illinois
Gasoline $2.51 $2.22
Tire Balancing $56.85 $50.07
All Electricity $131.89 $167.67
Phone $203.16 $175.64

Wilmette SnackAbility

7
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
9.5
Affordability
8
Diversity
8
Safety
N/A
Amenities
9.5
Education
10
Commute
3

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Wilmette

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Wilmette
Arlington Heights, IL 75,071 125 0.8x
Evanston, IL 73,979 128 0.8x
Skokie, IL 63,300 120 0.7x
Glenview, IL 47,218 147 0.9x
Elmhurst, IL 46,571 131 0.8x
Buffalo Grove, IL 40,804 121 0.7x
Park Ridge, IL 37,431 131 0.8x
Northbrook, IL 33,216 156 0.9x
Highland Park, IL 29,596 152 0.9x
Morton Grove, IL 22,937 124 0.7x

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