Merrill, WI Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Merrill's Overall Cost Of Living
Lower Than The National Average
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 6522 places we measured in Wisconsin. By definition, that implies Merrill ranks as the #5884 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.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Merrill Wisconsin United States
Median Home Value $84,900 $173,600 $204,900
Median Rent $626 $837 $1,023
Median Income $49,249 $59,209 $60,293
Home Value To Income 1.7x 2.9x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.15x 0.17x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Merrill

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Wausau, WI 38,801 87 1.0x
Stevens Point, WI 26,402 88 1.1x
Marshfield, WI 18,305 88 1.1x
Weston, WI 15,093 91 1.1x
Antigo, WI 7,799 82 1.0x
Kronenwetter, WI 7,665 95 1.1x
Rhinelander, WI 7,528 85 1.0x
Rib Mountain, WI 6,033 97 1.2x
Rothschild, WI 5,281 90 1.1x

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