Hudson 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.
IndexHudsonWisconsinNational
Cost of living index10998100
IndexHudsonWisconsinNational
Goods & Services index109100100
Groceries index105100100
Health care index103112100
Housing index11891100
Transportation index10299100
Utilities index91102100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Hudson, WI cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Hudson, WI is 109, which is 11% higher than the Wisconsin average and 9% higher than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Hudson, WI are 9% higher than the Wisconsin average and 9% higher than the national average.

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  • The cost of living in Hudson is 11% higher than the Wisconsin average.
  • The cost of living in Hudson is 9% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Hudson is 18% 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

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$81,929$6,827$1,912$2,458
Renters$37,099$3,092$866$1,113
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Hudson, WI, all you must look at is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In Hudson, WI, the median monthly income is $81,929 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,912 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $37,099, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $866 on monthly rental expenses.

Wisconsin Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Wisconsin5%5.6%

Wisconsin Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Wisconsin4.4%7.65%
The Wisconsin sales tax and Wisconsin income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Hudson, WI. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Wisconsin sales tax is 5% and the maximum surtax is 5.6%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Wisconsin income tax rates range from 4.4% to 7.65%.

Goods & Services

ItemHudsonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $22.74$14.5955.8%
Beauty Salon $33.43$34.683.6%
Toothpaste $3.44$2.4739.1%
Shampoo $1.05$1.022.7%
Movie $9.88$9.870.1%
Bowling $4.16$4.395.3%

Groceries

ItemHudsonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.76$4.4816.0%
Fried Chicken $1.92$1.4631.1%
Milk $2.24$2.365.0%
Potatoes $3.22$3.065.2%
Pizza $10.57$9.2414.4%
Beer $8.66$8.630.3%

Health Care

ItemHudsonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $81.89$99.7817.9%
Doctor $131.17$105.0324.9%
Dentist $86.82$88.702.1%
Ibuprofen $11.79$9.4125.3%
Lipitor $250.88$298.5016.0%

Housing

ItemHudsonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $217,400.00$175,700.0023.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,173.84$1,081.038.6%
Apartment Rent $975.00$920.006.0%

Transportation

ItemHudsonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.97$2.095.8%
Tire Balancing $55.48$45.2922.5%

Utilities

ItemHudsonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$158.73$170.807.1%
Phone $24.99$28.2611.6%
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.
Landfall, MN79679-21%
Hammond, WI1,92897-3%
Somerset, WI2,65597-3%
New Richmond, WI8,50198-2%
St. Paul Park, MN5,32799-1%
Hudson, WI13,0231099%

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St. Helens, OR13,0171088%
Grain Valley, MO13,03795-5%
Lewisville, NC13,0371066%
Middleburg, FL13,04295-5%
Fostoria, OH13,00383-17%
Hudson, WI13,0231099%
Source: The Hudson, WI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.