Sister Bay 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.
IndexSister BayWisconsinNational
Cost of living index10297100
IndexSister BayWisconsinNational
Goods & Services index9398100
Groceries index9199100
Health care index104112100
Housing index11691100
Transportation index103103100
Utilities index103100100

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  • The cost of living in Sister Bay is 5% higher than the Wisconsin average.
  • The cost of living in Sister Bay is 2% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Sister Bay is 16% 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$40,750$3,396$951$1,223
Renters$22,321$1,860$521$670

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

ItemSister BayNational avg.Difference
Haircut $9.88$15.5636.5%
Beauty Salon $23.75$36.1134.2%
Toothpaste $1.51$2.4739.0%
Shampoo $0.90$0.966.9%
Movie $10.06$10.130.6%
Bowling $2.60$4.7445.1%

Groceries

ItemSister BayNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.85$3.983.3%
Fried Chicken $1.42$1.410.6%
Milk $1.66$2.0619.5%
Potatoes $1.78$2.9840.5%
Pizza $8.97$9.475.4%
Beer $7.44$8.7915.4%

Health Care

ItemSister BayNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $60.59$101.0440.0%
Doctor $138.70$107.4429.1%
Dentist $86.47$90.424.4%
Ibuprofen $9.33$9.280.6%
Lipitor $438.22$426.502.7%

Housing

ItemSister BayNational avg.Difference
Home Price $232,900.00$175,700.0032.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $877.86$1,133.2322.5%
Apartment Rent $726.00$920.0021.1%

Transportation

ItemSister BayNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.96$1.991.6%
Tire Balancing $51.31$45.7612.1%

Utilities

ItemSister BayNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$145.56$163.8111.1%
Phone $34.63$28.3922.0%
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.
Baileys Harbor, WI26811010%
Egg Harbor, WI27811515%
Ephraim, WI21811616%
Ellison Bay, WI24212222%
Sister Bay, WI6941022%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Homecroft, IN69490-10%
Agency, IA69479-21%
McBain, MI69481-19%
Rolling Fields, KY69416666%
Byromville, GA69482-18%
Sister Bay, WI6941022%
Source: The Sister Bay, WI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.