Jackson 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.
IndexJacksonWisconsinNational
Cost of living index10098100
IndexJacksonWisconsinNational
Goods & Services index97100100
Groceries index103100100
Health care index115112100
Housing index9991100
Transportation index8999100
Utilities index110102100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Jackson, WI is shown above. Compared to the state average of Wisconsin the cost of living index in Jackson, WI is 100, which is 2% higher than the average in Wisconsin and compared to the national average it is equal to. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Jackson, WI goods and services come in at 3% lower than the average in Wisconsin and are 3% lower than compared to the nationwide average.

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  • The cost of living in Jackson is 2% higher than the Wisconsin average.
  • The cost of living in Jackson is equal to the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Jackson is 1% 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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The salary calculator is meant to help you compare your salary in Jackson, WI to your potential earning power in another city. This can help you deduce what your salary would need to be in any given city in order for you to live the same lifestyle that you do in your current city. In other words, if you plan on moving to a city where the cost of living is higher than in Jackson, WI, you'll have to make more money in the new city in order to maintain the lifestyle you currently enjoy. To use the Jackson, WI salary calculator, simply input the new city, then move the adjustable slider to match your current income. Once you've selected your income, the calculator will determine if that income is sufficient to support your standard of living in the new city you entered. The calculator will also supply you with a rundown of living costs in the new city.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$69,817$5,818$1,629$2,095
Renters$40,611$3,384$948$1,218
A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living is by simply calculating the maximum that a person should spend on housing in Jackson, WI, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The safest way to live in the city is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income that one earns on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. Jackson, WI has a median income of about $69,817 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,629 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $40,611. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $948 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

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 you are determining the total cost of living in Jackson, WI you will want to make sure you consider both the Wisconsin sales tax and the Wisconsin income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Wisconsin is 5%, with the highest surtax being 5.6%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Wisconsin have a range from 4.4% to 7.65%.

Goods & Services

ItemJacksonNational 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%

Groceries

ItemJacksonNational 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

ItemJacksonNational 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%

Housing

ItemJacksonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $180,100.00$175,700.002.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,141.54$1,081.035.6%
Apartment Rent $828.00$920.0010.0%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemJacksonNational 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.

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Theresa, WI1,23694-6%
Lannon, WI1,13997-3%
Brown Deer, WI12,06797-3%
Allenton, WI928100-0%
West Bend, WI31,4961000%
Jackson, WI6,773100-0%

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Source: The Jackson, WI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.