Chilton 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.
IndexChiltonWisconsinNational
Cost of living index9498100
IndexChiltonWisconsinNational
Goods & Services index102100100
Groceries index106100100
Health care index113112100
Housing index7291100
Transportation index9899100
Utilities index108102100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Chilton, WI. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Chilton, WI being 94, that puts it 4% lower than the average of Wisconsin and 6% lower than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Chilton, WI, the price of goods and services are 2% higher than the average of Wisconsin as well as 2% higher than the nation's average.

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  • The cost of living in Chilton is 4% lower than the Wisconsin average.
  • The cost of living in Chilton is 6% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Chilton is 28% 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$60,638$5,053$1,415$1,819
Renters$31,660$2,638$739$950
The affordability of the housing market in Chilton, WI as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Chilton, WI homeowners, the median income is $60,638. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,415 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $31,660. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $739 used for their rent related monthly 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 considering the overall cost of living expenses in Chilton, WI, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Wisconsin, as well as the rate for income tax in Wisconsin. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Wisconsin is 5.6%, and the sales tax in the state of Wisconsin is 5%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Wisconsin starts from 4.4% and goes up to 7.65%.

Goods & Services

ItemChiltonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.80$14.591.4%
Beauty Salon $27.80$34.6819.8%
Toothpaste $3.05$2.4723.3%
Shampoo $1.49$1.0245.8%
Movie $7.75$9.8721.5%
Bowling $3.50$4.3920.3%

Groceries

ItemChiltonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.42$4.481.3%
Fried Chicken $1.94$1.4632.5%
Milk $2.97$2.3626.0%
Potatoes $2.64$3.0613.8%
Pizza $9.00$9.242.6%
Beer $7.76$8.6310.1%

Health Care

ItemChiltonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $71.00$99.7828.8%
Doctor $170.00$105.0361.9%
Dentist $81.60$88.708.0%
Ibuprofen $9.43$9.410.2%
Lipitor $310.90$298.504.2%

Housing

ItemChiltonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $130,900.00$175,700.0025.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $863.16$1,081.0320.2%
Apartment Rent $601.00$920.0034.7%

Transportation

ItemChiltonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.00$2.094.4%
Tire Balancing $47.33$45.294.5%

Utilities

ItemChiltonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$191.70$170.8012.2%
Phone $28.78$28.261.9%
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.
Hilbert, WI1,04887-13%
Valders, WI1,04289-11%
Collins, WI17889-11%
Reedsville, WI1,07089-11%
New Holstein, WI3,22392-8%
Chilton, WI3,95394-6%

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Riva, MD3,95514545%
Glenwood Landing, NY3,95517777%
Chilton, WI3,95394-6%
Source: The Chilton, WI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.