Cataract 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.
IndexCataractWisconsinNational
Cost of living index8497100
IndexCataractWisconsinNational
Goods & Services index9498100
Groceries index9599100
Health care index109112100
Housing index5991100
Transportation index94103100
Utilities index93100100

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  • The cost of living in Cataract is 14% lower than the Wisconsin average.
  • The cost of living in Cataract is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Cataract is 41% 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$52,656$4,388$1,229$1,580
Renters$38,500$3,208$898$1,155

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

ItemCataractNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.98$15.562.7%
Beauty Salon $19.59$36.1145.7%
Toothpaste $2.33$2.475.9%
Shampoo $0.95$0.961.2%
Movie $9.00$10.1311.1%
Bowling $3.25$4.7431.4%

Groceries

ItemCataractNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.33$3.988.7%
Fried Chicken $1.56$1.4110.9%
Milk $1.74$2.0615.8%
Potatoes $2.12$2.9828.8%
Pizza $10.66$9.4712.6%
Beer $7.80$8.7911.3%

Health Care

ItemCataractNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $115.92$101.0414.7%
Doctor $153.30$107.4442.7%
Dentist $85.22$90.425.7%
Ibuprofen $9.49$9.282.3%
Lipitor $409.19$426.504.1%

Housing

ItemCataractNational avg.Difference
Home Price $86,100.00$175,700.0051.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,034.50$1,133.238.7%
Apartment Rent $755.00$920.0017.9%

Transportation

ItemCataractNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.08$1.994.3%
Tire Balancing $33.03$45.7627.8%

Utilities

ItemCataractNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$142.66$163.8112.9%
Phone $28.88$28.391.7%
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.
Millston, WI14381-19%
Tunnel City, WI17981-19%
Black River Falls, WI3,59186-14%
Sparta, WI9,61086-14%
Melrose, WI54992-8%
Cataract, WI13684-16%

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
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Horseshoe Beach, FL13696-4%
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Worcester, VT13611111%
Slate Springs, MS13677-23%
Cataract, WI13684-16%
Source: The Cataract, WI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.