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The cost of living in Illinois is slightly less than the national average, about 5.5% less. Illinois is quite affordable outside of Chicago and can be a great place to retire. In almost all areas, Illinois has a lower cost of living. However, one area where Illinois is more expensive is transportation. Suppose you don't need to go anywhere. In that case, however, the state is quite affordable, especially in the housing department, where it's nearly 15 points below the national average and almost $100K cheaper than the rest of the country. So check out Illinois and see if it fits within your budget.

COST OF LIVING Illinois United States
Overall 94.5 100
Grocery 97.4 100
Housing 85.2 100
Median Home Cost $194,500 $291,700
Utilities 95.8 100
Transportation 106.5 100
Miscellaneous 96.7 100
100=National Average

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