Illinois is 16.5% more expensive than Kentucky.

If you lived in Illinois instead of Kentucky, you would:

pay 7.8% more for restaurants

 
Kentucky
Illinois
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $13.80
 
$15.94
 
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$7.10
 
$7.89
 
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $1.83
 
$1.89
 

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pay 2.3% more for groceries

 
Kentucky
Illinois
Bread
1 loaf
$2.30
 
$2.28
 
Local cheese (8 oz) $4.40
 
$4.27
 
Milk (1 gallon) $2.18
 
$2.74
 

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pay 37.1% more for transportation

 
Kentucky
Illinois
Gasoline (1 gallon) $4.17
 
$4.40
 
Monthly public transit pass $45.00
 
$95.06
 
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $21,280.00
 
$21,932.34
 

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pay 14.1% more for housing

 
Kentucky
Illinois
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$68.38
 
$64.99
 
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $825.62
 
$1,145.33
 
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $722.67
 
$1,003.81
 

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pay 21.1% more for childcare

 
Kentucky
Illinois
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $655.11
 
$975.12
 
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $10,928.83
 
$10,205.90
 

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pay 22.8% more for entertainment and sports

 
Kentucky
Illinois
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $4.47
 
$4.66
 
Cappuccino in mid-range area $4.09
 
$4.05
 
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$5.90
 
$9.17
 

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pay 10.0% more for clothing

 
Kentucky
Illinois
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$37.44
 
$45.37
 
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$30.38
 
$34.35
 
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$81.28
 
$77.10
 

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