According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Wood River has an overall cost of living index of 82 which is 0.8x lower than the national index of 100.
Compared to only Illinois, Wood River has a cost of living index that's 0.8x lower than Illinois's index of 98.
The standard of living in Wood River ranks as #377 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Illinois. By definition, that implies Wood River ranks as the #6,041 most expensive place in the Prairie State.
|Living Expense||Wood River||Illinois||National Average|
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.
|City||Population||Cost Of Living||Vs. Wood River|
|Old Jamestown, MO||19,602||98||1.2x|
|Fairview Heights, IL||16,143||87||1.1x|
|Glen Carbon, IL||12,468||97||1.2x|