Cost of Living in Rock Island, IL

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1834
$4188
🛋️ Without rent
$632
$2131
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$1202
$2057
🍽️ Food
$446
$1163
🚐 Transport
$55.5
$150
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3722
😀 Quality of life
62
🏙️ Population
37.1K

The average cost of living in Rock Island is $1834, which is in the top 21% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 1939th out of 9294 in our global list, 1772nd out of 2202 in the United States, and 102nd out of 122 in Illinois.

The median after-tax salary is $3722, which is enough to cover living expenses for 2 months. Ranked 4766th (TOP 51%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 1762nd best city to live in the United States, and 107th most liveable city in Illinois. With an estimated population of 37.1K, Rock Island is the 1204th largest city in the United States.

✈️ Closest airport 7 km Quad City International Airport
😷 Air quality Good 11.8 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 2339 Augustana College
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Prices in Rock Island

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$10
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$49.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.21
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.01
 Cappuccino
$3.02
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.67
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1241
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$996
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2228
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1767
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$77.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$118
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$79.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.44%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4528
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2527
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.19
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$56.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.19
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.38
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.44
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.2
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.98
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.58
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.72
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.66
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.7
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.37
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.75
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.11
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.11
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.66
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.07
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.95
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.75
🚬 Cigarette pack
$6.98
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.35
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.93
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.67
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.9
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$38.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$9.54
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$108
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$42.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$69.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$992
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13258

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