Westby 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.
IndexWestbyWisconsinNational
Cost of living index8598100
IndexWestbyWisconsinNational
Goods & Services index93100100
Groceries index95100100
Health care index109112100
Housing index6391100
Transportation index9799100
Utilities index91102100

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  • The cost of living in Westby is 14% lower than the Wisconsin average.
  • The cost of living in Westby is 15% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Westby is 37% 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$59,464$4,955$1,387$1,784
Renters$25,221$2,102$588$757

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

ItemWestbyNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.65$14.596.5%
Beauty Salon $28.33$34.6818.3%
Toothpaste $2.18$2.4711.9%
Shampoo $0.95$1.027.0%
Movie $9.00$9.878.8%
Bowling $3.25$4.3926.0%

Groceries

ItemWestbyNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.74$4.485.9%
Fried Chicken $1.36$1.467.1%
Milk $2.51$2.366.5%
Potatoes $2.52$3.0617.7%
Pizza $9.00$9.242.6%
Beer $7.64$8.6311.5%

Health Care

ItemWestbyNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $115.00$99.7815.3%
Doctor $152.90$105.0345.6%
Dentist $81.60$88.708.0%
Ibuprofen $9.05$9.413.8%
Lipitor $282.82$298.505.3%

Housing

ItemWestbyNational avg.Difference
Home Price $106,500.00$175,700.0039.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $930.34$1,081.0313.9%
Apartment Rent $626.00$920.0032.0%

Transportation

ItemWestbyNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.20$2.095.2%
Tire Balancing $33.00$45.2927.1%

Utilities

ItemWestbyNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$144.02$170.8015.7%
Phone $28.16$28.260.3%
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.
Readstown, WI40986-14%
Ontario, WI51780-20%
Melvina, WI8080-20%
La Farge, WI66887-13%
Viola, WI71388-12%
Westby, WI2,24685-15%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Kinsey, AL2,24680-20%
Goldsby, OK2,24692-8%
Kirbyville, TX2,24678-22%
Sand Hill, PA2,2461033%
Huachuca City, AZ2,24686-14%
Westby, WI2,24685-15%
Source: The Westby, WI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.