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.
|Living Expense||Lake Bluff||Illinois||National Average|
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.
|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|