Cost of living in Springfield, Illinois, United States

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $12
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $2.68
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.53
12 eggs, large $1.72
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $3.19
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $3.40
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $2.88
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.54
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $5.17
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $14
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.93
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.62
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $1,051
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $930
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $159
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $848
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $883
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $148
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $64
40” flat screen TV $288
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $107
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $14
Hourly rate for cleaning help $16
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $57
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $44
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $100
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $107
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $23,469
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.62
Monthly ticket public transport $35
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $16
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $4.25
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $123
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $5.65
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $2.58
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.50
4 rolls of toilet paper $5.50
Tube of toothpaste $0.63
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $5.00
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $32
2 tickets to the movies $21
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $110
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $55
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $17
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.75
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $3.96
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB $431
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district $29
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $6.00
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 159 prices entered by 19 different people.
Latest price update: August 19, 2018.

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