Windsor 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.
Cost of living index10898100
Goods & Services index102100100
Groceries index105100100
Health care index122112100
Housing index11991100
Transportation index10699100
Utilities index92102100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Windsor, WI cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Wisconsin and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Windsor, WI is 108, which is 10% higher than the Wisconsin average and 8% higher than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Windsor, WI are 2% higher than the average for Wisconsin and 2% higher than the rest of the country.

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  • The cost of living in Windsor is 10% higher than the Wisconsin average.
  • The cost of living in Windsor is 8% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Windsor is 19% 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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The salary calculator is used in order to provide a comparison of your current salary in Windsor, WI to another city of your choice. The calculator will inform you of what your salary needs to be in any specific city in order for you to maintain your living standard based on what the city’s cost of living is. As an example, if you are seeking to move to a city that has a higher cost of living compared to Windsor, WI, you would have to earn a higher income to maintain a standard of living that is similar. To get started with the Windsor, WI salary calculator, input the new city’s name and then move the slider to indicate your current income. The salary calculator will now process the numbers and show you whether you need to earn more or less in the chosen city. A comprehensive breakdown of the cost of living will also be shown.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Windsor, 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 Windsor, WI have a median income of $98,309. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $2,294 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $33,939, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $792.

Wisconsin Sales Tax

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Wisconsin Income Tax

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For those who live in Windsor, WI and want to know what the true cost of living is, they ought to look at both the Wisconsin income tax rate and the Wisconsin sales tax rate. By sales tax, we mean the taxes that are included whenever a person is purchasing any goods or services. The amount that is taxed depends upon the particular state, where some states have a sales tax of zero percent while others can have a tax higher than seven percent. In Wisconsin, the sales tax is 5%, while the most you'll pay in surtax is 5.6%. There is also income tax to consider, which is based upon the amount of money made in a year. Just like sales tax, income tax depends upon the particular state but also depends upon what tax bracket the person is in. Income tax for the state can be higher than nine percent in some states to zero percent in others. For those that live in Wisconsin, the income tax rate ranges between 4.4% to 7.65%.

Goods & Services

ItemWindsorNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.67$14.5914.2%
Beauty Salon $44.00$34.6826.9%
Toothpaste $2.49$2.470.7%
Shampoo $1.02$1.020.2%
Movie $11.08$9.8712.3%
Bowling $4.00$4.398.9%


ItemWindsorNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.26$4.484.8%
Fried Chicken $2.35$1.4660.5%
Milk $2.59$2.369.9%
Potatoes $1.99$3.0635.0%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $8.09$8.636.3%

Health Care

ItemWindsorNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $58.00$99.7841.9%
Doctor $173.00$105.0364.7%
Dentist $98.67$88.7011.2%
Ibuprofen $11.26$9.4119.6%
Lipitor $318.79$298.506.8%


ItemWindsorNational avg.Difference
Home Price $228,800.00$175,700.0030.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,245.22$1,081.0315.2%
Apartment Rent $849.00$920.007.7%


ItemWindsorNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.11$2.090.8%
Tire Balancing $55.00$45.2921.5%


ItemWindsorNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$183.62$170.807.5%
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.
Doylestown, WI30396-4%
Marshall, WI3,91298-2%
Poynette, WI2,51699-1%
Fall River, WI1,5631000%
Lodi, WI3,0501011%
Windsor, WI3,9021088%

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Windsor, WI3,9021088%
Source: The Windsor, WI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.