Cost of Living in Carol Stream, IL

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1948
$4470
🛋️ Without rent
$723
$2356
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$1225
$2114
🍽️ Food
$529
$1376
🚐 Transport
$55.7
$150
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3755
😀 Quality of life
71
🏙️ Population
39.9K

The average cost of living in Carol Stream is $1948, which is in the top 9% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 831st out of 9294 in our global list, 713th out of 2202 in the United States, and 23rd out of 122 in Illinois.

The median after-tax salary is $3755, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.9 months. Ranked 1841st (TOP 20%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 381st best city to live in the United States, and 41st most liveable city in Illinois. With an estimated population of 39.9K, Carol Stream is the 1121st largest city in the United States.

✈️ Closest airport 9 km Dupage Airport
😷 Air quality Moderate 12.4 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 1716 Wheaton College - Illinois
Cost of living in Carol Stream infographic

Share this infographic!

Prices in Carol Stream

Prices for goods and services in Carol Stream are partly crowdsourced by our visitors, just like yourself. Please consider telling us about your city.

Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$15.2
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$59.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.15
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.96
 Cappuccino
$4.28
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.96
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1258
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1000
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2231
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1795
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$107
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$165
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$67.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.09%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4546
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2520
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.21
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$57
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.26
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.94
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.73
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.92
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.09
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.56
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.69
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.91
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.09
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.49
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.36
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.2
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.04
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.3
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.85
🚬 Cigarette pack
$8.37
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.34
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.91
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.66
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.89
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$38.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$110
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$43.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$77.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$945
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13297

Carol Stream hotels map