Delafield 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.
Cost of living index12298100
Goods & Services index97100100
Groceries index103100100
Health care index115112100
Housing index17491100
Transportation index8999100
Utilities index110102100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Delafield, WI. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Delafield, WI being 122, that puts it 24% higher than the average of Wisconsin and 22% higher 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 Delafield, WI, the price of goods and services are 3% lower than the average of Wisconsin as well as 3% lower than the nation's average.

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  • The cost of living in Delafield is 24% higher than the Wisconsin average.
  • The cost of living in Delafield is 22% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Delafield is 74% higher 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

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The affordability of the housing market in Delafield, 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 Delafield, WI homeowners, the median income is $109,961. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $2,566 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $50,179. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $1,171 used for their rent related monthly costs.

Wisconsin Sales Tax

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Wisconsin Income Tax

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One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Delafield, WI is the Wisconsin sales tax and Wisconsin income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The Wisconsin sales tax rate is 5% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 5.6%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The Wisconsin income tax rates range from 4.4% to 7.65%.

Goods & Services

ItemDelafieldNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.99$14.599.6%
Beauty Salon $30.60$34.6811.8%
Toothpaste $2.51$2.471.5%
Shampoo $0.89$1.0212.9%
Movie $9.80$9.870.7%
Bowling $3.25$4.3926.0%


ItemDelafieldNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.32$4.4825.8%
Fried Chicken $1.86$1.4627.0%
Milk $2.20$2.366.6%
Potatoes $2.35$3.0623.2%
Pizza $9.00$9.242.6%
Beer $7.97$8.637.7%

Health Care

ItemDelafieldNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $52.40$99.7847.5%
Doctor $166.00$105.0358.0%
Dentist $91.60$88.703.3%
Ibuprofen $9.19$9.412.4%
Lipitor $315.77$298.505.8%


ItemDelafieldNational avg.Difference
Home Price $354,600.00$175,700.00101.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,141.54$1,081.035.6%
Apartment Rent $991.00$920.007.7%


ItemDelafieldNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.89$2.099.6%
Tire Balancing $37.95$45.2916.2%


ItemDelafieldNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$169.20$170.800.9%
Phone $35.25$28.2624.8%
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.
Palmyra, WI1,66896-4%
Lannon, WI1,13997-3%
Hebron, WI17299-1%
Sullivan, WI731100-0%
Pewaukee village, WI8,2331011%
Delafield, WI7,13612222%

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Wetumpka, AL7,13692-8%
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Salem, IL7,13583-17%
Greenville CDP (Westchester County), NY7,13819898%
Delafield, WI7,13612222%
Source: The Delafield, WI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.