Sun Prairie, WI Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Sun Prairie's Overall Cost Of Living
Higher Than The National Average
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Sun Prairie is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Sun Prairie, WI?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Sun Prairie has an overall cost of living index of 107 which is 1.1x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Wisconsin, Sun Prairie has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than Wisconsin's index of 96.

The standard of living in Sun Prairie ranks as #3874 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Wisconsin. By definition, that implies Sun Prairie ranks as the #2532 most expensive place in the Badger State.

Sun Prairie Cost Of Living Vs. Wisconsin

Living Expense Sun Prairie Wisconsin National Average
Overall 107 96 100
Services 106 98 100
Groceries 106 97 100
Health 123 113 100
Housing 109 88 100
Transportation 104 100 100
Utilities 100 97 100
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Sun Prairie, 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.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Sun Prairie Wisconsin United States
Median Home Value $226,600 $173,600 $204,900
Median Rent $1,044 $837 $1,023
Median Income $70,295 $59,209 $60,293
Home Value To Income 3.2x 2.9x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.18x 0.17x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Sun Prairie

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Sun Prairie
Madison, WI 252,086 108 1.0x
Fitchburg, WI 28,722 114 1.1x
Middleton, WI 19,235 116 1.1x
Waunakee, WI 13,522 118 1.1x
Stoughton, WI 13,080 103 1.0x
Oregon, WI 10,215 107 1.0x
DeForest, WI 9,936 106 1.0x
McFarland, WI 8,492 111 1.0x
Monona, WI 8,068 108 1.0x
Cottage Grove, WI 6,904 113 1.1x

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