Viroqua 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.
IndexViroquaWisconsinNational
Cost of living index8796100
IndexViroquaWisconsinNational
Goods & Services index9798100
Groceries index10197100
Health care index100113100
Housing index6088100
Transportation index88100100
Utilities index10697100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Viroqua, WI. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Viroqua, WI being 87, that puts it 10% lower than the average of Wisconsin and 13% lower than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Viroqua, WI, the price of goods and services are 1% lower than the average of Wisconsin as well as 3% lower than the nation's average.
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  • The cost of living in Viroqua is 10% lower than the Wisconsin average.
  • The cost of living in Viroqua is 13% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Viroqua is 40% lower than the national average.
  • Wisconsin general sales tax is 2% lower than the national average.
  • Wisconsin state income tax is 80% 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$49,938$4,162$1,165$1,498
      Renters$19,458$1,622$454$584
      How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Viroqua, WI, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Viroqua, WI homeowners have a median income of $49,938. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,165 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $19,458, which means there is a maximum of $454 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

      Wisconsin Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Wisconsin5%6.75%

      Wisconsin Income Tax

      StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
      Wisconsin4%7.65%
      When assessing the complete cost of living in Viroqua, WI, the Wisconsin income tax and the Wisconsin sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Wisconsin maximum surtax is 6.75%, and the Wisconsin sales tax is 5%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 4% to 7.65% in Wisconsin.

      Goods & Services

      ItemViroquaNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $17.02$17.492.7%
      Beauty Salon $30.00$38.1721.4%
      Toothpaste $3.16$2.3236.2%
      Shampoo $1.10$1.018.7%
      Movie $8.37$10.7222.0%
      Bowling $18.42$13.8632.9%

      Groceries

      ItemViroquaNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.85$3.901.3%
      Fried Chicken $1.44$1.403.2%
      Milk $2.17$1.9610.6%
      Potatoes $2.85$3.1810.5%
      Pizza $10.78$10.393.7%
      Beer $9.34$9.231.2%

      Health Care

      ItemViroquaNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $70.75$106.3433.5%
      Doctor $155.50$115.2534.9%
      Dentist $80.17$98.3818.5%
      Ibuprofen $8.58$9.267.4%
      Lipitor $491.58$466.475.4%

      Housing

      ItemViroquaNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $113,200.00$184,700.0038.7%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,031.73$1,273.3219.0%
      Apartment Rent $546.00$949.0042.5%

      Transportation

      ItemViroquaNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.66$2.592.5%
      Tire Balancing $32.99$48.9032.5%

      Utilities

      ItemViroquaNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$188.14$167.6012.3%
      Phone $177.99$163.428.9%
      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.

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      Source: The Viroqua, WI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.