Cost of Living in Charleston, IL

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1942
$4470
🛋️ Without rent
$724
$2359
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$1219
$2111
🍽️ Food
$529
$1377
🚐 Transport
$55.7
$150
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3724
😀 Quality of life
60
🏙️ Population
17.3K

The average cost of living in Charleston is $1942, which is in the top 13% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 1197th out of 9294 in our global list, 1078th out of 2202 in the United States, and 47th out of 122 in Illinois.

The median after-tax salary is $3724, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.9 months. Ranked 5091st (TOP 55%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 1909th best city to live in the United States, and 116th most liveable city in Illinois. With an estimated population of 17.3K, Charleston is the 2123rd largest city in the United States.

✈️ Closest airport 62 km University of Illinois Willard Airport
😷 Air quality Good 10.7 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 1354 Eastern Illinois University
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Prices in Charleston

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$15
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$58.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.16
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.91
 Cappuccino
$4.34
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.99
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1244
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$994
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2253
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1788
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$108
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$163
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$67.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.07%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4490
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2531
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.18
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$56.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.26
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.93
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.76
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.91
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.1
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.5
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.69
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.93
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.12
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.46
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.21
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.08
🍾 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
$8.42
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.94
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.64
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.89
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$38.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$110
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$43.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$77.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$948
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13321

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