Illinois is 6.2% more expensive than South Carolina.

If you lived in Illinois instead of South Carolina, you would:

pay 7.9% more for restaurants

 
South Carolina
Illinois
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $13.60
 
$15.94
 
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$7.61
 
$7.89
 
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $1.82
 
$1.89
 

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pay 10.1% less for groceries

 
South Carolina
Illinois
Bread
1 loaf
$2.56
 
$2.28
 
Local cheese (8 oz) $5.05
 
$4.27
 
Milk (1 gallon) $3.03
 
$2.74
 

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pay 39.4% more for transportation

 
South Carolina
Illinois
Gasoline (1 gallon) $3.99
 
$4.40
 
Monthly public transit pass $39.50
 
$95.06
 
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $21,408.00
 
$21,932.34
 

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pay 5.5% less for housing

 
South Carolina
Illinois
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$65.64
 
$64.99
 
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $1,392.69
 
$1,145.33
 
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $904.52
 
$1,003.81
 

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pay 3.7% less for childcare

 
South Carolina
Illinois
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $902.20
 
$975.12
 
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $12,071.17
 
$10,205.90
 

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pay 12.4% more for entertainment and sports

 
South Carolina
Illinois
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $4.41
 
$4.66
 
Cappuccino in mid-range area $4.11
 
$4.05
 
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$6.56
 
$9.17
 

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pay 3.3% more for clothing

 
South Carolina
Illinois
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$39.08
 
$45.37
 
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$33.84
 
$34.35
 
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$76.85
 
$77.10
 

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