Shell Lake 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.
IndexShell LakeWisconsinNational
Cost of living index9598100
IndexShell LakeWisconsinNational
Goods & Services index112100100
Groceries index107100100
Health care index110112100
Housing index6791100
Transportation index10499100
Utilities index92102100

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  • The cost of living in Shell Lake is 3% lower than the Wisconsin average.
  • The cost of living in Shell Lake is 5% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Shell Lake is 33% 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$56,364$4,697$1,315$1,691
Renters$20,365$1,697$475$611

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

ItemShell LakeNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.50$14.5919.9%
Beauty Salon $31.40$34.689.5%
Toothpaste $3.66$2.4748.0%
Shampoo $1.06$1.023.7%
Movie $9.25$9.876.3%
Bowling $6.00$4.3936.6%

Groceries

ItemShell LakeNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.38$4.482.2%
Fried Chicken $1.67$1.4614.1%
Milk $2.54$2.367.8%
Potatoes $2.25$3.0626.5%
Pizza $11.00$9.2419.0%
Beer $8.24$8.634.6%

Health Care

ItemShell LakeNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $121.33$99.7821.6%
Doctor $146.30$105.0339.3%
Dentist $84.40$88.704.8%
Ibuprofen $9.56$9.411.6%
Lipitor $300.89$298.500.8%

Housing

ItemShell LakeNational avg.Difference
Home Price $122,500.00$175,700.0030.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $839.64$1,081.0322.3%
Apartment Rent $543.00$920.0041.0%

Transportation

ItemShell LakeNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.14$2.092.4%
Tire Balancing $49.65$45.299.6%

Utilities

ItemShell LakeNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$184.37$170.807.9%
Phone $19.99$28.2629.3%
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.
Haugen, WI33392-8%
Spooner, WI2,63493-7%
Cumberland, WI2,41495-5%
Barronett, WI12498-2%
Trego, WI1071055%
Shell Lake, WI1,40295-5%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Otterbein, IN1,40283-17%
Vernon, FL1,40277-23%
Halifax, VA1,40297-3%
Keenesburg, CO1,40199-1%
Moodus, CT1,40312626%
Shell Lake, WI1,40295-5%
Source: The Shell Lake, WI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.