Elmhurst, IL Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Elmhurst's Overall Cost Of Living
Higher Than The National Average
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Elmhurst is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Elmhurst, IL?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Elmhurst has an overall cost of living index of 132 which is 1.3x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Illinois, Elmhurst has a cost of living index that's 1.3x higher than Illinois's index of 98.

The standard of living in Elmhurst ranks as #5342 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Illinois. By definition, that implies Elmhurst ranks as the #1064 most expensive place in the Prairie State.

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Elmhurst Cost Of Living Vs. Illinois

Living Expense Elmhurst Illinois National Average
Overall 132 98 100
Services 109 98 100
Groceries 104 97 100
Health 100 100 100
Housing 190 95 100
Transportation 125 112 100
Utilities 93 97 100
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Elmhurst, 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.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Elmhurst Illinois United States
Median Home Value $418,900 $187,200 $204,900
Median Rent $1,504 $984 $1,023
Median Income $113,207 $63,575 $60,293
Home Value To Income 3.7x 2.9x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.16x 0.19x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Elmhurst

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Elmhurst
Glenview, IL 47,333 145 1.1x
Lombard, IL 43,904 114 0.9x
Buffalo Grove, IL 41,329 123 0.9x
Park Ridge, IL 37,764 132 1.0x
Addison, IL 37,089 109 0.8x
Northbrook, IL 33,463 153 1.2x
Glen Ellyn, IL 27,958 131 1.0x
Wilmette, IL 27,419 164 1.2x
Melrose Park, IL 25,311 103 0.8x
Villa Park, IL 21,893 111 0.8x

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