Wheaton, IL Cost Of Living

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

What is the cost of living in Wheaton, IL?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Wheaton has an overall cost of living index of 121 which is 1.2x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Illinois, Wheaton has a cost of living index that's 1.2x higher than Illinois's index of 98.

The standard of living in Wheaton ranks as #4868 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Illinois. By definition, that implies Wheaton ranks as the #1539 most expensive place in the Prairie State.

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Wheaton Cost Of Living Vs. Illinois

Living Expense Wheaton Illinois National Average
Overall 121 98 100
Services 98 98 100
Groceries 100 97 100
Health 110 100 100
Housing 169 95 100
Transportation 117 112 100
Utilities 90 97 100
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Wheaton Cost of Living Vs. IL

Wheaton, 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 Wheaton Illinois United States
Median Home Value $350,300 $187,200 $204,900
Median Rent $1,353 $984 $1,023
Median Income $98,544 $63,575 $60,293
Home Value To Income 3.6x 2.9x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.16x 0.19x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Wheaton

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Wheaton
Naperville, IL 147,411 128 1.1x
Arlington Heights, IL 75,724 123 1.0x
Downers Grove, IL 49,644 119 1.0x
Elmhurst, IL 46,331 132 1.1x
Lombard, IL 43,904 114 0.9x
Bartlett, IL 41,316 118 1.0x
Carol Stream, IL 39,989 111 0.9x
Park Ridge, IL 37,764 132 1.1x
Glendale Heights, IL 34,280 105 0.9x
Glen Ellyn, IL 27,958 131 1.1x

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