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Cost of Living

Based on the after-tax cost for a professional/managerial standard of living, the Cost of Living Index (COLI) is the most reliable source of city-to-city comparisons of key consumer costs available. Kankakee County has historically scored below the national average in the COLI index.

The Q1 2021 COLI report indicated that the Kankakee Metropolitan Statistical Area (Kankakee County) registered a composite index of 88.4, with the average rental, housing and energy costs lower than the national average. Connect with us for deeper data on Kankakee County’s cost of living in the areas of housing, transportation, utilities, housing and other categories.

The COLI survey is administered by the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER).