Cost of Living

The overall cost of living in Washington County is two percent above the U.S. average while boasting lower than average food costs and miscellaneous expenses.

Comparative Residential Cost of Living
Washington County United States
Overall: 102 100
Food: 97.4 100
Utilities: 107 100
Miscellaneous: 93 100

Overall: The total of all the cost of living categories weighted as follows: housing (30%), food and groceries (15%), transportation (10%), utilities (6%), health care (7%), and miscellaneous expenses such as clothing, services, and entertainment (32%).

Food: The average cost of food and groceries, not including restaurants.

Utilities: The average cost of heating or cooling a typical residence in the respective area, including electricity and natural gas.

Miscellaneous: The cost index of goods and services not included in the other cost of living categories, including clothing, restaurants, repairs, entertainment, and other services.

Cost of Living in Washington County, Wisconsin. (2016). Sperling’s Best Places. Retrieved 1.19.2018, from

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