Merrimac 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.
IndexMerrimacWisconsinNational
Cost of living index10597100
IndexMerrimacWisconsinNational
Goods & Services index10298100
Groceries index10599100
Health care index120112100
Housing index10691100
Transportation index111103100
Utilities index96100100

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  • The cost of living in Merrimac is 8% higher than the Wisconsin average.
  • The cost of living in Merrimac is 5% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Merrimac is 6% 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$71,250$5,938$1,662$2,138
Renters$16,875$1,406$394$506

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

ItemMerrimacNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.11$15.569.9%
Beauty Salon $40.22$36.1111.4%
Toothpaste $2.72$2.4710.0%
Shampoo $1.07$0.9610.9%
Movie $11.25$10.1311.1%
Bowling $4.41$4.746.8%

Groceries

ItemMerrimacNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.87$3.983.0%
Fried Chicken $1.69$1.4120.3%
Milk $1.89$2.068.4%
Potatoes $2.11$2.9829.2%
Pizza $8.44$9.4710.9%
Beer $8.03$8.798.6%

Health Care

ItemMerrimacNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $62.44$101.0438.2%
Doctor $182.00$107.4469.4%
Dentist $97.44$90.427.8%
Ibuprofen $10.49$9.2813.1%
Lipitor $439.37$426.503.0%

Housing

ItemMerrimacNational avg.Difference
Home Price $200,000.00$175,700.0013.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,323.60$1,133.2316.8%
Apartment Rent $805.00$920.0012.5%

Transportation

ItemMerrimacNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.99$1.990.3%
Tire Balancing $61.78$45.7635.0%

Utilities

ItemMerrimacNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$175.50$163.817.1%
Phone $23.32$28.3917.8%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Bluffview, WI79381-19%
North Freedom, WI67093-7%
Rock Springs, WI35294-6%
Arena, WI80795-5%
Portage, WI10,22796-4%
Merrimac, WI4481055%

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Beech Grove, KY44875-25%
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Trapper Creek, AK4481088%
Bayard, WV44882-18%
Merrimac, WI4481055%
Source: The Merrimac, WI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.