Manhattan, IL Cost Of Living

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

What is the cost of living in Manhattan, IL?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Manhattan has an overall cost of living index of 107 which is 1.1x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Illinois, Manhattan has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than Illinois's index of 98.

The standard of living in Manhattan ranks as #3874 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Illinois. By definition, that implies Manhattan ranks as the #2532 most expensive place in the Prairie State.

Manhattan Cost Of Living Vs. Illinois

Living Expense Manhattan Illinois National Average
Overall 107 98 100
Services 98 98 100
Groceries 100 97 100
Health 110 100 100
Housing 123 95 100
Transportation 117 112 100
Utilities 90 97 100
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Manhattan Cost of Living Vs. IL

Manhattan, 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 Manhattan Illinois United States
Median Home Value $225,200 $187,200 $204,900
Median Rent $1,376 $984 $1,023
Median Income $91,429 $63,575 $60,293
Home Value To Income 2.5x 2.9x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.18x 0.19x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Manhattan

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Manhattan
Orland Park, IL 59,100 112 1.0x
Tinley Park, IL 56,898 106 1.0x
Plainfield, IL 43,048 119 1.1x
Oak Forest, IL 27,843 100 0.9x
New Lenox, IL 26,032 111 1.0x
Mokena, IL 20,720 112 1.0x
Frankfort, IL 18,850 127 1.2x
Lemont, IL 16,935 118 1.1x
Palos Heights, IL 12,534 122 1.1x
Flossmoor, IL 9,427 114 1.1x

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