Prairie du Sac 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.
IndexPrairie du SacWisconsinNational
Cost of living index10597100
IndexPrairie du SacWisconsinNational
Goods & Services index10298100
Groceries index10599100
Health care index120112100
Housing index10891100
Transportation index111103100
Utilities index96100100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Prairie du Sac, WI cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Prairie du Sac, WI is 105, which is 8% higher than the Wisconsin average and 5% higher 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 Prairie du Sac, WI are 5% higher than the Wisconsin average and 2% higher than the national average.

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  • The cost of living in Prairie du Sac is 8% higher than the Wisconsin average.
  • The cost of living in Prairie du Sac is 5% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Prairie du Sac is 8% 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$72,755$6,063$1,698$2,183
Renters$40,050$3,338$934$1,202
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Prairie du Sac, WI by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Prairie du Sac, WI have a median income of $72,755. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,698 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $40,050, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $934.

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 considering the overall cost of living expenses in Prairie du Sac, WI, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Wisconsin, as well as the rate for income tax in Wisconsin. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Wisconsin is 5.6%, and the sales tax in the state of Wisconsin is 5%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Wisconsin starts from 4.4% and goes up to 7.65%.

Goods & Services

ItemPrairie du SacNational 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

ItemPrairie du SacNational 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

ItemPrairie du SacNational 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

ItemPrairie du SacNational avg.Difference
Home Price $194,700.00$175,700.0010.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,323.60$1,133.2316.8%
Apartment Rent $918.00$920.000.2%

Transportation

ItemPrairie du SacNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.99$1.990.3%
Tire Balancing $61.78$45.7635.0%

Utilities

ItemPrairie du SacNational 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.

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Prairie du Sac, WI4,1371055%

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Prairie du Sac, WI4,1371055%
Source: The Prairie du Sac, WI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.