Clayton 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.
IndexClaytonWisconsinNational
Cost of living index9398100
IndexClaytonWisconsinNational
Goods & Services index112100100
Groceries index107100100
Health care index110112100
Housing index6191100
Transportation index10499100
Utilities index92102100

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  • The cost of living in Clayton is 5% lower than the Wisconsin average.
  • The cost of living in Clayton is 7% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Clayton is 39% 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$43,438$3,620$1,013$1,303
Renters$28,611$2,384$668$858

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

ItemClaytonNational 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

ItemClaytonNational 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

ItemClaytonNational 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

ItemClaytonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $100,000.00$175,700.0043.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $839.64$1,081.0322.3%
Apartment Rent $663.00$920.0027.9%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemClaytonNational 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.
Clear Lake, WI91990-10%
Turtle Lake, WI1,16892-8%
Almena, WI68892-8%
Ridgeland, WI23392-8%
Prairie Farm, WI47693-7%
Clayton, WI74293-7%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Caledonia, OH74281-19%
Bluffs, IL74279-21%
Baileyton, AL74283-17%
Middletown, MI74283-17%
Eighty Four, PA74296-4%
Clayton, WI74293-7%
Source: The Clayton, WI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.