Wisconsin Dells 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.
IndexWisconsin DellsWisconsinNational
Cost of living index9996100
IndexWisconsin DellsWisconsinNational
Goods & Services index10697100
Groceries index10397100
Health care index122114100
Housing index8188100
Transportation index107100100
Utilities index105102100

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  • The cost of living in Wisconsin Dells is 3% higher than the Wisconsin average.
  • The cost of living in Wisconsin Dells is 1% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Wisconsin Dells is 19% 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$55,366$4,614$1,292$1,661
Renters$34,125$2,844$796$1,024

Wisconsin Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Wisconsin5%6.75%

Wisconsin Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Wisconsin4%7.65%

Goods & Services

ItemWisconsin DellsNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.22$16.0913.3%
Beauty Salon $41.66$37.3311.6%
Toothpaste $2.58$2.455.4%
Shampoo $1.01$1.000.6%
Movie $11.41$10.2811.0%
Bowling $4.81$4.932.5%

Groceries

ItemWisconsin DellsNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.95$3.803.8%
Fried Chicken $1.77$1.4027.0%
Milk $1.97$2.011.9%
Potatoes $2.25$3.0125.4%
Pizza $9.77$9.891.1%
Beer $8.13$8.908.7%

Health Care

ItemWisconsin DellsNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $60.83$102.1640.5%
Doctor $182.00$108.3668.0%
Dentist $101.89$92.5310.1%
Ibuprofen $10.54$9.2813.6%
Lipitor $429.85$425.820.9%

Housing

ItemWisconsin DellsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $160,200.00$184,700.0013.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,383.77$1,202.4415.1%
Apartment Rent $647.00$949.0031.8%

Transportation

ItemWisconsin DellsNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.21$2.241.3%
Tire Balancing $58.00$46.2925.3%

Utilities

ItemWisconsin DellsNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$176.68$165.966.5%
Phone $29.99$28.684.6%
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.
Lyndon Station, WI49190-10%
Oxford, WI53191-9%
North Freedom, WI66592-8%
Lake Delton, WI2,96195-5%
Rock Springs, WI38595-5%
Wisconsin Dells, WI2,63199-1%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Vergennes, VT2,6311099%
Newton, IL2,63180-20%
Westhampton, NY2,63117070%
Geneva, WA2,63012929%
Hoisington, KS2,63281-19%
Wisconsin Dells, WI2,63199-1%
Source: The Wisconsin Dells, WI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.