Cost of Living in Elgin, Illinois

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Elgin, Illinois's cost of living is 3% higher than the national average. The cost of living in any area can vary based on factors such as your career, its average salary and the real estate market of that area. PayScale's Cost of Living Calculator can help you find out more about how your individual needs will factor in when beginning your research to figure out how much it would cost you to relocate.

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Cost of Living in Elgin, Illinois by Expense Category

Housing, Utilities & Transportation
Elgin's housing expenses are 12% higher than the national average and the utility prices are 16% lower than the national average. Transportation expenses like bus fares and gas prices are 11% higher than the national average.
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Median Rent
$1,222 / month
Energy Bill
$140.67 / month
Phone Bill
$149.95 / month
$2.91 / gallon
Food & Grocery
Elgin has grocery prices that are 2% higher than the national average.
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Healthcare in Elgin is 9% higher than the national average.
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