Blair 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.
IndexBlairWisconsinNational
Cost of living index8897100
IndexBlairWisconsinNational
Goods & Services index10298100
Groceries index9599100
Health care index111112100
Housing index5791100
Transportation index109103100
Utilities index94100100

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  • The cost of living in Blair is 10% lower than the Wisconsin average.
  • The cost of living in Blair is 12% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Blair is 43% 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$48,603$4,050$1,134$1,458
Renters$28,047$2,337$654$841

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

ItemBlairNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.33$15.5611.4%
Beauty Salon $31.67$36.1112.3%
Toothpaste $2.55$2.473.1%
Shampoo $1.04$0.968.1%
Movie $9.47$10.136.5%
Bowling $4.30$4.749.1%

Groceries

ItemBlairNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.72$3.986.7%
Fried Chicken $1.54$1.419.2%
Milk $1.79$2.0613.4%
Potatoes $2.00$2.9833.0%
Pizza $11.44$9.4720.8%
Beer $7.56$8.7914.0%

Health Care

ItemBlairNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $115.00$101.0413.8%
Doctor $149.69$107.4439.3%
Dentist $88.62$90.422.0%
Ibuprofen $8.82$9.285.0%
Lipitor $447.40$426.504.9%

Housing

ItemBlairNational avg.Difference
Home Price $95,500.00$175,700.0045.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $910.06$1,133.2319.7%
Apartment Rent $579.00$920.0037.1%

Transportation

ItemBlairNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.01$1.990.8%
Tire Balancing $59.00$45.7628.9%

Utilities

ItemBlairNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$167.94$163.812.5%
Phone $23.33$28.3917.8%
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.
Taylor, WI46285-15%
Hixton, WI52587-13%
Ettrick, WI61789-11%
Independence, WI1,55790-10%
Whitehall, WI1,66190-10%
Blair, WI1,29988-12%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Goodman, MO1,29979-21%
Atkinson, NE1,29986-14%
St. Vincent College, PA1,29995-5%
Bevil Oaks, TX1,29995-5%
Honeyville, UT1,29998-2%
Blair, WI1,29988-12%
Source: The Blair, WI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.