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.
A general overview of the cost of living index for West Milwaukee, WI is displayed above. In West Milwaukee, WI, the overall cost of living index is 91, which is 5% lower than the Wisconsin average and 9% lower 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 West Milwaukee, WI, the city's goods and services are 3% lower than the Wisconsin average and 5% lower than the U.S. average.
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The cost of living in West Milwaukee is 5% lower than the Wisconsin average.
The cost of living in West Milwaukee is 9% lower than the national average.
The cost of housing in West Milwaukee is 25% 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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Use the salary calculator to compare your current income in West Milwaukee, WI to any other city in the country. The calculator will tell you how much income you would need to make in a particular city to live at the same level based on the cost of living in each city. For example, if the cost of living in the city you are looking to move to is higher than that of West Milwaukee, WI, then you would need to earn a higher salary in order to enjoy the same standard of living. To use the West Milwaukee, WI salary calculator, enter the name of the new city, then move the slider to your current salary level. The salary calculator will do the rest and let you know if your salary would need to increase or decrease for the new city. You will also see a complete overview of the cost of living.
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How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in West Milwaukee, 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 West Milwaukee, WI homeowners have a median income of $44,833. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,046 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $30,824, which means there is a maximum of $719 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.
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The Wisconsin sales tax and Wisconsin income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in West Milwaukee, WI. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Wisconsin sales tax is 5% and the maximum surtax is 6.75%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Wisconsin income tax rates range from 4% to 7.65%.
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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.