Bruce 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.
IndexBruceWisconsinNational
Cost of living index8496100
IndexBruceWisconsinNational
Goods & Services index9997100
Groceries index9697100
Health care index112114100
Housing index4588100
Transportation index109100100
Utilities index104102100

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  • The cost of living in Bruce is 12% lower than the Wisconsin average.
  • The cost of living in Bruce is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Bruce is 55% lower than the national average.
  • Wisconsin general sales tax is 2% lower than the national average.
  • Wisconsin state income tax is 80% 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$34,500$2,875$805$1,035
Renters$20,833$1,736$486$625

Wisconsin Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Wisconsin5%6.75%

Wisconsin Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemBruceNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.40$16.092.0%
Beauty Salon $34.40$37.337.9%
Toothpaste $2.09$2.4514.7%
Shampoo $1.05$1.005.3%
Movie $9.57$10.286.9%
Bowling $3.56$4.9327.8%

Groceries

ItemBruceNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.31$3.8013.2%
Fried Chicken $1.56$1.4011.9%
Milk $1.73$2.0113.7%
Potatoes $2.20$3.0127.0%
Pizza $11.50$9.8916.3%
Beer $7.80$8.9012.3%

Health Care

ItemBruceNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $118.33$102.1615.8%
Doctor $152.26$108.3640.5%
Dentist $91.27$92.531.4%
Ibuprofen $8.94$9.283.6%
Lipitor $430.58$425.821.1%

Housing

ItemBruceNational avg.Difference
Home Price $80,400.00$184,700.0056.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,025.86$1,202.4414.7%
Apartment Rent $472.00$949.0050.3%

Transportation

ItemBruceNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.39$2.246.5%
Tire Balancing $52.40$46.2913.2%

Utilities

ItemBruceNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$177.55$165.967.0%
Phone $29.33$28.682.2%
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.
Weyerhaeuser, WI24384-16%
Exeland, WI20585-15%
Conrath, WI11786-14%
Ladysmith, WI3,24886-14%
Tony, WI10087-13%
Bruce, WI75384-16%

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Marine on St. Croix, MN75312626%
Lometa, TX75375-25%
Liverpool, PA75390-10%
Cottondale, FL75381-19%
Vandling, PA75392-8%
Bruce, WI75384-16%
Source: The Bruce, WI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.