Sussex 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.
IndexSussexWisconsinNational
Cost of living index11098100
IndexSussexWisconsinNational
Goods & Services index97100100
Groceries index103100100
Health care index115112100
Housing index13491100
Transportation index8999100
Utilities index110102100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Sussex, WI is displayed above. In Sussex, WI, the overall cost of living index is 110, which is 12% higher than the Wisconsin average and 10% higher 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 Sussex, WI, the city's goods and services are 3% lower than the Wisconsin average and 3% lower than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Sussex is 12% higher than the Wisconsin average.
  • The cost of living in Sussex is 10% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Sussex is 34% 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$100,411$8,368$2,343$3,013
Renters$45,568$3,797$1,063$1,367
The affordability of the housing market in Sussex, 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 Sussex, WI homeowners, the median income is $100,411. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $2,343 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $45,568. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $1,063 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%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Sussex, WI is the Wisconsin sales tax and Wisconsin income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The Wisconsin sales tax rate is 5% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 5.6%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The Wisconsin income tax rates range from 4.4% to 7.65%.

Goods & Services

ItemSussexNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.99$14.599.6%
Beauty Salon $30.60$34.6811.8%
Toothpaste $2.51$2.471.5%
Shampoo $0.89$1.0212.9%
Movie $9.80$9.870.7%
Bowling $3.25$4.3926.0%

Groceries

ItemSussexNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.32$4.4825.8%
Fried Chicken $1.86$1.4627.0%
Milk $2.20$2.366.6%
Potatoes $2.35$3.0623.2%
Pizza $9.00$9.242.6%
Beer $7.97$8.637.7%

Health Care

ItemSussexNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $52.40$99.7847.5%
Doctor $166.00$105.0358.0%
Dentist $91.60$88.703.3%
Ibuprofen $9.19$9.412.4%
Lipitor $315.77$298.505.8%

Housing

ItemSussexNational avg.Difference
Home Price $259,300.00$175,700.0047.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,141.54$1,081.035.6%
Apartment Rent $952.00$920.003.5%

Transportation

ItemSussexNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.89$2.099.6%
Tire Balancing $37.95$45.2916.2%

Utilities

ItemSussexNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$169.20$170.800.9%
Phone $35.25$28.2624.8%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
West Milwaukee, WI4,21493-7%
West Allis, WI60,59595-5%
Neosho, WI60099-1%
Lannon, WI1,13997-3%
Brown Deer, WI12,06797-3%
Sussex, WI10,63211010%

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Sussex, WI10,63211010%
Source: The Sussex, WI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.