Tenney-Lapham 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.
IndexTenney-LaphamMadisonWisconsin
Cost of living index11410896
IndexTenney-LaphamMadisonWisconsin
Goods & Services index10610697
Groceries index10310397
Health care index122122114
Housing index13111388
Transportation index107107100
Utilities index105105102

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  • The cost of living in Tenney-Lapham is 19% higher than the Madison average.
  • The cost of living in Tenney-Lapham is 14% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Tenney-Lapham is 31% higher than the national average.
  • Wisconsin general sales tax is 2% lower than the national average.
  • Wisconsin state income tax is 80% 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)
Household$51,115$4,260$1,193$1,534

Wisconsin Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Wisconsin5%6.75%

Wisconsin Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Wisconsin4%7.65%

Goods & Services

ItemMadisonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.22$16.0913.3%
Beauty Salon $41.66$37.3311.6%
Toothpaste $2.58$2.455.4%
Shampoo $1.01$1.000.6%
Movie $11.41$10.2811.0%
Bowling $4.81$4.932.5%

Groceries

ItemMadisonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.95$3.803.8%
Fried Chicken $1.77$1.4027.0%
Milk $1.97$2.011.9%
Potatoes $2.25$3.0125.4%
Pizza $9.77$9.891.1%
Beer $8.13$8.908.7%

Health Care

ItemMadisonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $60.83$102.1640.5%
Doctor $182.00$108.3668.0%
Dentist $101.89$92.5310.1%
Ibuprofen $10.54$9.2813.6%
Lipitor $429.85$425.820.9%

Housing

ItemMadisonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $217,000.00$184,700.0017.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,383.77$1,202.4415.1%
Apartment Rent $959.00$949.001.1%

Transportation

ItemMadisonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.21$2.241.3%
Tire Balancing $58.00$46.2925.3%

Utilities

ItemMadisonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$176.68$165.966.5%
Phone $29.99$28.684.6%
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.
Stoughton, WI13,0411044%
Deerfield, WI2,4881044%
Dane, WI1,0431066%
DeForest, WI9,4681066%
Sun Prairie, WI31,7211077%
Madison, WI246,0341088%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Norfolk, VA245,7241088%
Irvine, CA246,99217979%
Lubbock, TX244,50788-12%
Chandler, AZ242,1311066%
Laredo, TX251,67177-23%
Madison, WI246,0341088%
Source: The Tenney-Lapham, Madison, WI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.