Allouez cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexAllouezWisconsinNational
Cost of living index9497100
IndexAllouezWisconsinNational
Goods & Services index9398100
Groceries index9199100
Health care index104112100
Housing index9091100
Transportation index103103100
Utilities index103100100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Allouez, WI is displayed above. In Allouez, WI, the overall cost of living index is 94, which is 3% lower than the Wisconsin average and 6% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Allouez, WI, the city's goods and services are 5% lower than the Wisconsin average and 7% lower than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Allouez is 3% lower than the Wisconsin average.
  • The cost of living in Allouez is 6% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Allouez is 10% lower than the national average.
  • Wisconsin general sales tax is 2% lower than the national average.
  • Wisconsin state income tax is 98% higher than the national average.

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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$70,323$5,860$1,641$2,110
Renters$38,664$3,222$902$1,160
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Allouez, WI as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Allouez, WI homeowners, is $70,323. This would allow for a maximum of $1,641 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $38,664 which would result in a maximum of $902 to be spent on rental costs.

Wisconsin Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Wisconsin5%5.6%

Wisconsin Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Wisconsin4.4%7.65%
When you are determining the total cost of living in Allouez, WI you will want to make sure you consider both the Wisconsin sales tax and the Wisconsin income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Wisconsin is 5%, with the highest surtax being 5.6%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Wisconsin have a range from 4.4% to 7.65%.

Goods & Services

ItemAllouezNational avg.Difference
Haircut $9.88$15.5636.5%
Beauty Salon $23.75$36.1134.2%
Toothpaste $1.51$2.4739.0%
Shampoo $0.90$0.966.9%
Movie $10.06$10.130.6%
Bowling $2.60$4.7445.1%

Groceries

ItemAllouezNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.85$3.983.3%
Fried Chicken $1.42$1.410.6%
Milk $1.66$2.0619.5%
Potatoes $1.78$2.9840.5%
Pizza $8.97$9.475.4%
Beer $7.44$8.7915.4%

Health Care

ItemAllouezNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $60.59$101.0440.0%
Doctor $138.70$107.4429.1%
Dentist $86.47$90.424.4%
Ibuprofen $9.33$9.280.6%
Lipitor $438.22$426.502.7%

Housing

ItemAllouezNational avg.Difference
Home Price $150,800.00$175,700.0014.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $877.86$1,133.2322.5%
Apartment Rent $908.00$920.001.3%

Transportation

ItemAllouezNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.96$1.991.6%
Tire Balancing $51.31$45.7612.1%

Utilities

ItemAllouezNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$145.56$163.8111.1%
Phone $34.63$28.3922.0%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

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Maribel, WI34686-14%
Pulaski, WI3,50788-12%
Green Bay, WI104,57489-11%
Denmark, WI2,17289-11%
Greenleaf, WI69490-10%
Allouez, WI13,94894-6%

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Source: The Allouez, WI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.