Neenah 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.
IndexNeenahWisconsinNational
Cost of living index9598100
IndexNeenahWisconsinNational
Goods & Services index102100100
Groceries index106100100
Health care index113112100
Housing index7591100
Transportation index9899100
Utilities index108102100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Neenah, WI is displayed above. In Neenah, WI, the overall cost of living index is 95, which is 3% lower than the Wisconsin average and 5% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Neenah, WI, the city's goods and services are 2% higher than the Wisconsin average and 2% higher than the U.S. average.

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  • The cost of living in Neenah is 3% lower than the Wisconsin average.
  • The cost of living in Neenah is 5% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Neenah is 25% 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$69,049$5,754$1,611$2,072
Renters$28,422$2,369$663$853
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Neenah, WI as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Neenah, WI homeowners, is $69,049. This would allow for a maximum of $1,611 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $28,422 which would result in a maximum of $663 to be spent on rental costs.

Wisconsin Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Wisconsin5%5.6%

Wisconsin Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Wisconsin4.4%7.65%
For those who live in Neenah, WI and want to know what the true cost of living is, they ought to look at both the Wisconsin income tax rate and the Wisconsin sales tax rate. By sales tax, we mean the taxes that are included whenever a person is purchasing any goods or services. The amount that is taxed depends upon the particular state, where some states have a sales tax of zero percent while others can have a tax higher than seven percent. In Wisconsin, the sales tax is 5%, while the most you'll pay in surtax is 5.6%. There is also income tax to consider, which is based upon the amount of money made in a year. Just like sales tax, income tax depends upon the particular state but also depends upon what tax bracket the person is in. Income tax for the state can be higher than nine percent in some states to zero percent in others. For those that live in Wisconsin, the income tax rate ranges between 4.4% to 7.65%.

Goods & Services

ItemNeenahNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.80$14.591.4%
Beauty Salon $27.80$34.6819.8%
Toothpaste $3.05$2.4723.3%
Shampoo $1.49$1.0245.8%
Movie $7.75$9.8721.5%
Bowling $3.50$4.3920.3%

Groceries

ItemNeenahNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.42$4.481.3%
Fried Chicken $1.94$1.4632.5%
Milk $2.97$2.3626.0%
Potatoes $2.64$3.0613.8%
Pizza $9.00$9.242.6%
Beer $7.76$8.6310.1%

Health Care

ItemNeenahNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $71.00$99.7828.8%
Doctor $170.00$105.0361.9%
Dentist $81.60$88.708.0%
Ibuprofen $9.43$9.410.2%
Lipitor $310.90$298.504.2%

Housing

ItemNeenahNational avg.Difference
Home Price $132,900.00$175,700.0024.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $863.16$1,081.0320.2%
Apartment Rent $675.00$920.0026.6%

Transportation

ItemNeenahNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.00$2.094.4%
Tire Balancing $47.33$45.294.5%

Utilities

ItemNeenahNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$191.70$170.8012.2%
Phone $28.78$28.261.9%
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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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Oshkosh, WI66,43093-7%
Menasha, WI17,53593-7%
Omro, WI3,54195-5%
Winneconne, WI2,50695-5%
Waukau, WI29396-4%
Neenah, WI25,69795-5%

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Neenah, WI25,69795-5%
Source: The Neenah, WI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.