Merrill, WI Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
83
Merrill's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
5 out of 142
In Wisconsin
522 out of 6,399
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Merrill is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Merrill, WI?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Merrill has an overall cost of living index of 83 which is 0.8x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Wisconsin, Merrill has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than Wisconsin's index of 96.

The standard of living in Merrill ranks as #522 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Wisconsin. By definition, that implies Merrill ranks as the #5,884 most expensive place in the Badger State.

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Merrill Cost Of Living Vs. Wisconsin

Living Expense Merrill Wisconsin National Average
Overall 83 96 100
Services 96 98 100
Groceries 96 97 100
Health 116 113 100
Housing 52 88 100
Transportation 102 100 100
Utilities 85 97 100
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Merrill Cost of Living Vs. WI

Merrill, WI Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in Wisconsin, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.

Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.

$85,300
Median Home Value
$637
Median Rent
$48,159
Median Income
Statistic Merrill Wisconsin United States
Median Home Value $85,300 $180,600 $217,500
Median Rent $637 $856 $1,062
Median Income $48,159 $61,747 $62,843
Home Value To Income 1.8x 2.9x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.16x 0.17x 0.2x

Detailed Merrill Services Costs Vs. Wisconsin

Item Merrill Wisconsin
Shampoo $1.02 $1.01
Movie $9.0 $10.72
Bowling $12.5 $13.86

Detailed Merrill Groceries Costs Vs. Wisconsin

Item Merrill Wisconsin
Ground Beef $4.37 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.48 $1.4
Milk $1.48 $1.96

Detailed Merrill Health Costs Vs. Wisconsin

Item Merrill Wisconsin
Haircut $15.33 $17.49
Beauty Salon $23.0 $38.17
Toothpaste $1.82 $2.32

Detailed Merrill Transportation Costs Vs. Wisconsin

Item Merrill Wisconsin
Potatoes $2.65 $3.18
Pizza $11.49 $10.39
Beer $8.24 $9.23
Optometrist $130.0 $106.34
Doctor $182.9 $115.25
Dentist $97.0 $98.38

Detailed Merrill Utilities Costs Vs. Wisconsin

Item Merrill Wisconsin
Gasoline $2.8 $2.59
Tire Balancing $46.56 $48.9
All Electricity $128.01 $167.6
Phone $175.83 $163.42

Merrill SnackAbility

8
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
4
Affordability
9
Diversity
4
Safety
7
Amenities
8
Education
6
Commute
9

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Merrill

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Merrill
Wausau, WI 38,735 87 1.0x
Stevens Point, WI 26,229 88 1.1x
Marshfield, WI 18,222 88 1.1x
Weston, WI 15,110 91 1.1x
Kronenwetter, WI 7,796 95 1.1x
Antigo, WI 7,780 82 1.0x
Rhinelander, WI 7,570 85 1.0x
Rib Mountain, WI 6,163 97 1.2x
Rothschild, WI 5,287 90 1.1x

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