Normal, IL Cost Of Living

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

What is the cost of living in Normal, IL?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Normal has an overall cost of living index of 97 which is 1.0x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Illinois, Normal has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than Illinois's index of 98.

The standard of living in Normal ranks as #2809 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Illinois. By definition, that implies Normal ranks as the #3597 most expensive place in the Prairie State.

For more reading on life in Normal, check out:

Normal Cost Of Living Vs. Illinois

Living Expense Normal Illinois National Average
Overall 97 98 100
Services 103 98 100
Groceries 91 97 100
Health 95 100 100
Housing 90 95 100
Transportation 108 112 100
Utilities 98 97 100
For more reading on cost of living around Illinois, check out:
Normal Cost of Living Vs. IL

Normal, 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 Normal Illinois United States
Median Home Value $169,700 $187,200 $204,900
Median Rent $854 $984 $1,023
Median Income $55,193 $63,575 $60,293
Home Value To Income 3.1x 2.9x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.19x 0.19x 0.2x

Normal SnackAbility

Overall SnackAbility

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Normal

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Normal
Champaign, IL 86,791 92 0.9x
Bloomington, IL 78,331 96 1.0x
East Peoria, IL 22,876 91 0.9x
Morton, IL 16,731 100 1.0x
Washington, IL 16,556 98 1.0x
Rantoul, IL 13,222 83 0.9x
Mahomet, IL 8,327 101 1.0x
Chillicothe, IL 6,135 90 0.9x
Eureka, IL 6,114 90 0.9x
Monticello, IL 5,809 93 1.0x

Articles About Illinois

Enjoy The Snack?