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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 96.70.

  COST OF LIVINGAurora, IllinoisUnited States
  Overall  97100
  Grocery  102.8100
  Health  103100
  Housing  79100
  Utilities  108100
  Transportation  112100
  Miscellaneous  102100


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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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