West Salem, WI Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
99
West Salem's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Lower Than The National Average
96 out of 143
In Wisconsin
3,027 out of 6,412
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means West Salem is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in West Salem, WI?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, West Salem has an overall cost of living index of 99 which is 1.0x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Wisconsin, West Salem has a cost of living index that's 1.0x higher than Wisconsin's index of 97.

The standard of living in West Salem ranks as #3,027 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Wisconsin. By definition, that implies West Salem ranks as the #3,392 most expensive place in the Badger State.

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West Salem Cost Of Living Vs. Wisconsin

Living Expense West Salem Wisconsin National Average
Overall 99 97 100
Services 100 97 100
Groceries 96 100 100
Health 113 111 100
Housing 90 87 100
Transportation 104 95 100
Utilities 107 98 100
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West Salem Cost of Living Vs. WI

West Salem, 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.

$190,400
Median Home Value
$892
Median Rent
$66,027
Median Income
Statistic West Salem Wisconsin United States
Median Home Value $190,400 $189,200 $229,800
Median Rent $892 $872 $1,096
Median Income $66,027 $63,293 $64,994
Home Value To Income 2.9x 3.0x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.16x 0.17x 0.2x

Detailed West Salem Services Costs Vs. Wisconsin

Item West Salem Wisconsin
Shampoo $1.15 $1.06
Movie $8.13 $10.68
Bowling $14.67 $14.67

Detailed West Salem Groceries Costs Vs. Wisconsin

Item West Salem Wisconsin
Ground Beef $3.82 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.73 $1.39
Milk $1.75 $2.05

Detailed West Salem Health Costs Vs. Wisconsin

Item West Salem Wisconsin
Haircut $18.29 $18.62
Beauty Salon $36.11 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.71 $2.34

Detailed West Salem Transportation Costs Vs. Wisconsin

Item West Salem Wisconsin
Potatoes $2.42 $3.29
Pizza $12.22 $10.62
Beer $8.33 $9.38
Optometrist $117.84 $108.57
Doctor $170.77 $116.17
Dentist $96.35 $99.13

Detailed West Salem Utilities Costs Vs. Wisconsin

Item West Salem Wisconsin
Gasoline $2.16 $2.22
Tire Balancing $56.15 $50.07
All Electricity $187.42 $167.67
Phone $179.44 $175.64

West Salem SnackAbility

9
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8
Affordability
8
Diversity
5
Safety
8
Amenities
8
Education
9
Commute
8.5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around West Salem

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. West Salem
La Crosse, WI 51,543 91 0.9x
Winona, MN 26,772 94 0.9x
Onalaska, WI 18,814 98 1.0x
Holmen, WI 10,023 100 1.0x
Sparta, WI 9,751 85 0.9x
Tomah, WI 9,342 87 0.9x
La Crescent, MN 5,135 96 1.0x

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