Forest Junction 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.
IndexForest JunctionWisconsinNational
Cost of living index9098100
IndexForest JunctionWisconsinNational
Goods & Services index97100100
Groceries index91100100
Health care index107112100
Housing index6891100
Transportation index10399100
Utilities index111102100

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  • The cost of living in Forest Junction is 8% lower than the Wisconsin average.
  • The cost of living in Forest Junction is 10% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Forest Junction is 32% 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$66,944$5,579$1,562$2,009
Renters$24,583$2,049$574$738

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

ItemForest JunctionNational avg.Difference
Haircut $10.00$14.5931.5%
Beauty Salon $25.38$34.6826.8%
Toothpaste $1.86$2.4724.8%
Shampoo $0.81$1.0220.7%
Movie $10.00$9.871.3%
Bowling $2.60$4.3940.8%

Groceries

ItemForest JunctionNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.26$4.484.8%
Fried Chicken $1.57$1.467.2%
Milk $2.32$2.361.6%
Potatoes $1.83$3.0640.2%
Pizza $9.00$9.242.6%
Beer $7.41$8.6314.2%

Health Care

ItemForest JunctionNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $61.25$99.7838.6%
Doctor $138.88$105.0332.2%
Dentist $85.52$88.703.6%
Ibuprofen $9.22$9.412.0%
Lipitor $320.38$298.507.3%

Housing

ItemForest JunctionNational avg.Difference
Home Price $121,000.00$175,700.0031.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $907.91$1,081.0316.0%
Apartment Rent $607.00$920.0034.0%

Transportation

ItemForest JunctionNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.01$2.093.9%
Tire Balancing $56.00$45.2923.7%

Utilities

ItemForest JunctionNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$169.27$170.800.9%
Phone $35.98$28.2627.3%
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.
Hilbert, WI1,04887-13%
Valders, WI1,04289-11%
Collins, WI17889-11%
Reedsville, WI1,07089-11%
St. Nazianz, WI73292-8%
Forest Junction, WI63590-10%

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Westover Hills, TX635206106%
Arivaca, AZ63589-11%
Mokelumne Hill, CA63511515%
Alda, NE63584-16%
Cook, MN63585-15%
Forest Junction, WI63590-10%
Source: The Forest Junction, WI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.