Cost of Living in Bloomington, IL

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1760
$3754
🛋️ Without rent
$662
$2155
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$1098
$1599
🍽️ Food
$466
$1216
🚐 Transport
$63.2
$179
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3310
😀 Quality of life
64
🏙️ Population
78.7K

The average cost of living in Bloomington is $1760, which is in the top 22% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 2078th out of 9294 in our global list, 1865th out of 2202 in the United States, and 110th out of 122 in Illinois.

The median after-tax salary is $3310, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.9 months. Ranked 4441st (TOP 48%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 1615th best city to live in the United States, and 101st most liveable city in Illinois. With an estimated population of 78.7K, Bloomington is the 486th largest city in the United States.

✈️ Closest airport 7 km Central Illinois Regional Airport at Bloomington-Normal
😷 Air quality Good 10.7 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 737 Illinois State University
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Prices in Bloomington

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$15
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$55.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.08
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.05
 Cappuccino
$3.98
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.49
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$806
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$924
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1491
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1294
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$126
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$194
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$71.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.45%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4538
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2527
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.37
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$35.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$27.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.38
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.62
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.64
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.21
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.81
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.06
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.2
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.87
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.54
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.93
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.05
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.36
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.99
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.05
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.93
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.83
🚬 Cigarette pack
$9.24
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.31
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.96
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.65
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.9
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$25.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$10.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$109
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$44.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$75.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$948
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$7438

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