According to the most recent data on the cost of living, South Elgin has an overall cost of living index of 105 which is 1.1x higher than the national index of 100.
Compared to only Illinois, South Elgin has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than Illinois's index of 98.
The standard of living in South Elgin ranks as #3705 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Illinois. By definition, that implies South Elgin ranks as the #2702 most expensive place in the Prairie State.
|Living Expense||South Elgin||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. South Elgin||Naperville, IL||147,411||128||1.2x||Elgin, IL||113,023||104||1.0x||Arlington Heights, IL||75,724||123||1.2x||Mount Prospect, IL||55,127||118||1.1x||Wheaton, IL||53,480||121||1.2x||Hoffman Estates, IL||51,282||115||1.1x||Elmhurst, IL||46,331||132||1.3x||Bartlett, IL||41,316||118||1.1x||Streamwood, IL||40,413||110||1.0x||St. Charles, IL||32,772||113||1.1x|