Pleasant Prairie 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.
IndexPleasant PrairieWisconsinNational
Cost of living index10597100
IndexPleasant PrairieWisconsinNational
Goods & Services index9498100
Groceries index10599100
Health care index115112100
Housing index11791100
Transportation index101103100
Utilities index109100100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Pleasant Prairie, WI. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Pleasant Prairie, WI being 105, that puts it 8% higher than the average of Wisconsin and 5% higher than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Pleasant Prairie, WI, the price of goods and services are 4% lower than the average of Wisconsin as well as 6% lower than the nation's average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Pleasant Prairie is 8% higher than the Wisconsin average.
  • The cost of living in Pleasant Prairie is 5% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Pleasant Prairie is 17% 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$79,625$6,635$1,858$2,389
Renters$42,703$3,559$996$1,281
The affordability of the housing market in Pleasant Prairie, WI as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Pleasant Prairie, WI homeowners, the median income is $79,625. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,858 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $42,703. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $996 used for their rent related monthly 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%
When you are determining the total cost of living in Pleasant Prairie, 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

ItemPleasant PrairieNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.55$15.566.4%
Beauty Salon $32.05$36.1111.2%
Toothpaste $2.29$2.477.3%
Shampoo $0.98$0.961.9%
Movie $10.10$10.130.3%
Bowling $3.24$4.7431.6%

Groceries

ItemPleasant PrairieNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $2.85$3.9828.4%
Fried Chicken $2.03$1.4144.1%
Milk $2.21$2.067.0%
Potatoes $2.01$2.9832.6%
Pizza $8.95$9.475.6%
Beer $7.96$8.799.4%

Health Care

ItemPleasant PrairieNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $57.99$101.0442.6%
Doctor $164.14$107.4452.8%
Dentist $95.80$90.426.0%
Ibuprofen $10.63$9.2814.5%
Lipitor $442.75$426.503.8%

Housing

ItemPleasant PrairieNational avg.Difference
Home Price $204,300.00$175,700.0016.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,137.24$1,133.230.4%
Apartment Rent $1,097.00$920.0019.2%

Transportation

ItemPleasant PrairieNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.09$1.994.7%
Tire Balancing $42.13$45.767.9%

Utilities

ItemPleasant PrairieNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$166.59$163.811.7%
Phone $34.20$28.3920.5%
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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Zion, IL24,29295-5%
Kenosha, WI99,70995-5%
Pleasant Prairie, WI20,0151055%

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Source: The Pleasant Prairie, WI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.