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Cost of Living

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Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Aurora, Illinois is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Aurora, Illinois is more expensive.

Overall, Aurora, Illinois cost of living is 101.90.

  COST OF LIVINGAurora, IllinoisUnited States
  Overall  102100
  Grocery  109.9100
  Health  102100
  Housing  83100
  Utilities  104100
  Transportation  123100
  Miscellaneous  107100

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Winters too long!
Winters too long,cold and snowy, i dread it more every year! Will retire out of here in a few... (read more)
7 months good 5 months gloomy, cold, wet and... (read more)
Something for everyone
Aurora is the second largest city in Illinois. For families, the Fox Valley Park district offers affordable activities for all age ranges. A network of bike trails along... (read more)
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Quality of Life
I have lived in Aurora, or nearby, for 22 years. As with any community, it has changes with the times. Quality of life can only be determined by the individual, not by... (read more)
I grew up in the Fox Valley and moved to Chicago in my late teens. After returning to the area after 20yrs, I decided to buy in the historic East side in Aurora (Lincoln... (read more)
What makes the quality of life here in the burbs of Chicago has got to be the traffic. The housing stock went way up with little or no upgrading of the roads to get to... (read more)
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