Almena 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.
IndexAlmenaWisconsinNational
Cost of living index9298100
IndexAlmenaWisconsinNational
Goods & Services index112100100
Groceries index107100100
Health care index110112100
Housing index5691100
Transportation index10499100
Utilities index92102100

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  • The cost of living in Almena is 6% lower than the Wisconsin average.
  • The cost of living in Almena is 8% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Almena is 44% 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$38,750$3,229$904$1,163
Renters$24,500$2,042$572$735

Wisconsin Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Wisconsin5%5.6%

Wisconsin Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Wisconsin4.4%7.65%

Goods & Services

ItemAlmenaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.50$14.5919.9%
Beauty Salon $31.40$34.689.5%
Toothpaste $3.66$2.4748.0%
Shampoo $1.06$1.023.7%
Movie $9.25$9.876.3%
Bowling $6.00$4.3936.6%

Groceries

ItemAlmenaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.38$4.482.2%
Fried Chicken $1.67$1.4614.1%
Milk $2.54$2.367.8%
Potatoes $2.25$3.0626.5%
Pizza $11.00$9.2419.0%
Beer $8.24$8.634.6%

Health Care

ItemAlmenaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $121.33$99.7821.6%
Doctor $146.30$105.0339.3%
Dentist $84.40$88.704.8%
Ibuprofen $9.56$9.411.6%
Lipitor $300.89$298.500.8%

Housing

ItemAlmenaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $85,000.00$175,700.0051.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $839.64$1,081.0322.3%
Apartment Rent $683.00$920.0025.8%

Transportation

ItemAlmenaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.14$2.092.4%
Tire Balancing $49.65$45.299.6%

Utilities

ItemAlmenaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$184.37$170.807.9%
Phone $19.99$28.2629.3%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Haugen, WI33392-8%
Clear Lake, WI91990-10%
Turtle Lake, WI1,16892-8%
Dallas, WI38892-8%
Barron, WI3,39292-8%
Almena, WI68892-8%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Lake Winola, PA68899-1%
South Wilmington, IL68893-7%
Sidell, IL68881-19%
Tribune, KS68883-17%
Cygnet, OH68887-13%
Almena, WI68892-8%
Source: The Almena, WI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.