Lake Bluff, IL Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Lake Bluff'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 Lake Bluff is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Lake Bluff, IL?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Lake Bluff has an overall cost of living index of 161 which is 1.6x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Illinois, Lake Bluff has a cost of living index that's 1.6x higher than Illinois's index of 98.

The standard of living in Lake Bluff ranks as #6020 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Illinois. By definition, that implies Lake Bluff ranks as the #387 most expensive place in the Prairie State.

Lake Bluff Cost Of Living Vs. Illinois

Living Expense Lake Bluff Illinois National Average
Overall 161 98 100
Services 109 98 100
Groceries 104 97 100
Health 100 100 100
Housing 288 95 100
Transportation 125 112 100
Utilities 93 97 100
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Lake Bluff, 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 Lake Bluff Illinois United States
Median Home Value $626,300 $187,200 $204,900
Median Rent - $984 $1,023
Median Income $162,109 $63,575 $60,293
Home Value To Income 3.9x 2.9x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income nanx 0.19x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Lake Bluff

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Lake Bluff
Waukegan, IL 87,571 97 0.6x
Arlington Heights, IL 75,724 123 0.8x
Glenview, IL 47,333 145 0.9x
Buffalo Grove, IL 41,329 123 0.8x
Park Ridge, IL 37,764 132 0.8x
Northbrook, IL 33,463 153 1.0x
North Chicago, IL 30,011 98 0.6x
Highland Park, IL 29,731 151 0.9x
Wilmette, IL 27,419 164 1.0x
Libertyville, IL 20,480 134 0.8x

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