Sterling, Illinois gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living index of 74.3, which means the total cost of housing, food, child care, transportation, health care, taxes, and other necessities is 25.7 percent lower than the U.S. average and 20.7 percent higher than the average for Illinois.
A typical home costs $111,400, which is 67.1 percent less expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 53.9 percent less expensive than the average Illinois home, at $241,700. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Sterling costs $800 per month, which is 44.1 percent more than the national average of $1,430 and 57.5 percent more than the state average of $1,260.
To live comfortably in Sterling, Illinois, a minimum annual income of $21,240 for a family, and $24,400 for a single person is recommended.
Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Sterling is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Sterling, Illinois is more expensive.
Sterling cost of living is 74.3