Wood River, IL Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
82
Wood River's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
28 out of 338
In Illinois
377 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 Wood River is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Wood River, IL?

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.

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Wood River Cost Of Living Vs. Illinois

Living Expense Wood River Illinois National Average
Overall 82 98 100
Services 91 95 100
Groceries 100 97 100
Health 90 99 100
Housing 55 96 100
Transportation 89 105 100
Utilities 95 94 100
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Wood River Cost of Living Vs. IL

Wood River, 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.

$86,400
Median Home Value
$796
Median Rent
$50,047
Median Income
Statistic Wood River Illinois United States
Median Home Value $86,400 $202,100 $229,800
Median Rent $796 $1,038 $1,096
Median Income $50,047 $68,428 $64,994
Home Value To Income 1.7x 3.0x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.19x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Wood River Services Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Wood River Illinois
Shampoo $1.1 $1.06
Movie $9.81 $10.68
Bowling $15.64 $14.67

Detailed Wood River Groceries Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Wood River Illinois
Ground Beef $4.13 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.67 $1.39
Milk $1.86 $2.05

Detailed Wood River Health Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Wood River Illinois
Haircut $17.58 $18.62
Beauty Salon $38.54 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.36 $2.34

Detailed Wood River Transportation Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Wood River Illinois
Potatoes $2.98 $3.29
Pizza $9.9 $10.62
Beer $9.38 $9.38
Optometrist $76.71 $108.57
Doctor $75.53 $116.17
Dentist $98.39 $99.13

Detailed Wood River Utilities Costs Vs. Illinois

Item Wood River Illinois
Gasoline $2.03 $2.22
Tire Balancing $41.83 $50.07
All Electricity $149.35 $167.67
Phone $193.9 $175.64

Wood River SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
5
Affordability
8.5
Diversity
5
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8
Education
6
Commute
7

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Wood River

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Wood River
Alton, IL 26,490 83 1.0x
Edwardsville, IL 25,332 98 1.2x
Collinsville, IL 24,489 90 1.1x
Old Jamestown, MO 19,602 98 1.2x
Godfrey, IL 17,540 90 1.1x
Fairview Heights, IL 16,143 87 1.1x
Glen Carbon, IL 12,468 97 1.2x
Troy, IL 10,278 90 1.1x
Bethalto, IL 9,258 86 1.0x
Maryville, IL 7,962 98 1.2x

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