A new report from a bill payment service says Evanston is the 11th most expensive city in Illinois for a collection of 10 common household bills.
Doxo.com says the average monthly tab for those bills is $2,917 in Evanston, up nearly 14% from $2,563 a year ago.
The report adds that household expenses in Evanston are 42.5% higher than the national average.
The U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community survey says the median household income in Evanston, at $82,154, is 18% higher than the national average of $69,717.
Here’s a look at the 20 most expensive communities in Illinois according to the report.
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Doxo claims to have eight million customers nationwide. That would be about 6% of the nation’s 124 million households. So there’s potential that the data for individual communities may have a significant margin of error,
It’s also not clear how the composition of Doxo’s customer base compares to the population as a whole.
Here’s what Doxo says is the average payment in Evanston for common monthly bills.
Bill Type Average monthly payment in Evanston Mortgage $2,456 Rent $1,553 Auto loans $851 Utilities $247 Health insurance $105 Auto insurance $207 Cable and internet $204 Alarm and security $97 Life insurance $110