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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 Illinois, Illinois is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Illinois, Illinois is more expensive.

Overall, Illinois, Illinois cost of living is 96.20.

  COST OF LIVINGIllinois, IllinoisUnited States
  Overall  96100
  Grocery  97.1100
  Health  100100
  Housing  89100
  Utilities  101100
  Transportation  104100
  Miscellaneous  98100

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36 years here
I'm tired of everyone thinking chicago is all illinois is.... Even the politicians think only of Chicago... We have not had a state budget set yet amd people in small... (read more)
Response to comments about Danville Illinois
I grew up in Danville Illinois. Yes, the town has went down a whole lot but I think there are a number of factors that contributed to it. First of all, we could never... (read more)
We all must follow the work!!
I live in a small town in central Illinois it's not a bad place to live if you are self employed or are able to work from home. We are about an hour and a half from... (read more)
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Decisions decisions
Well there's not much to say about where I live. I dislike the state of Illinois its so corrupt. My husband and I are big outdoors folk. And here in this "wonderful"... (read more)
re: Tired of the struggle - 7/9/2012
Why will you trade the crooked politicians you know - for the devil you don't know? Politicians are inheritently evil and are only serving to get re-elected so why would... (read more)
treats its retirees well
Retired, long term resident who hates hot weather. Taxes are good here for retirees. No retirement income of any kind is subject to income tax. Sales tax on... (read more)
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