Little Chute 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.
IndexLittle ChuteWisconsinNational
Cost of living index9197100
IndexLittle ChuteWisconsinNational
Goods & Services index9398100
Groceries index9199100
Health care index104112100
Housing index8291100
Transportation index103103100
Utilities index103100100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Little Chute, WI cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Little Chute, WI is 91, which is 6% lower than the Wisconsin average and 9% lower 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 Little Chute, WI are 5% lower than the Wisconsin average and 7% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Little Chute is 6% lower than the Wisconsin average.
  • The cost of living in Little Chute is 9% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Little Chute is 18% 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$66,542$5,545$1,553$1,996
Renters$43,023$3,585$1,004$1,291
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Little Chute, 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 Little Chute, WI, the median monthly income is $66,542 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,553 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $43,023, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $1,004 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%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Little Chute, 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

ItemLittle ChuteNational avg.Difference
Haircut $9.88$15.5636.5%
Beauty Salon $23.75$36.1134.2%
Toothpaste $1.51$2.4739.0%
Shampoo $0.90$0.966.9%
Movie $10.06$10.130.6%
Bowling $2.60$4.7445.1%

Groceries

ItemLittle ChuteNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.85$3.983.3%
Fried Chicken $1.42$1.410.6%
Milk $1.66$2.0619.5%
Potatoes $1.78$2.9840.5%
Pizza $8.97$9.475.4%
Beer $7.44$8.7915.4%

Health Care

ItemLittle ChuteNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $60.59$101.0440.0%
Doctor $138.70$107.4429.1%
Dentist $86.47$90.424.4%
Ibuprofen $9.33$9.280.6%
Lipitor $438.22$426.502.7%

Housing

ItemLittle ChuteNational avg.Difference
Home Price $140,200.00$175,700.0020.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $877.86$1,133.2322.5%
Apartment Rent $789.00$920.0014.2%

Transportation

ItemLittle ChuteNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.96$1.991.6%
Tire Balancing $51.31$45.7612.1%

Utilities

ItemLittle ChuteNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$145.56$163.8111.1%
Phone $34.63$28.3922.0%
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, WI1,04885-15%
Shiocton, WI91686-14%
Forest Junction, WI63587-13%
Menasha, WI17,53587-13%
Brillion, WI3,18388-12%
Little Chute, WI10,52091-9%

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Union, MO10,51792-8%
Gulf Shores, AL10,5231055%
Lincoln Park, NJ10,51513232%
Doraville, GA10,51398-2%
Burlington, WI10,528100-0%
Little Chute, WI10,52091-9%
Source: The Little Chute, WI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.