Eau Claire, WI Cost of Living

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Eau Claire cost of living score
Less expensive
9.4% lower
than the US average
0.8% higher
than the Wisconsin average
Eau Claire, Wisconsin gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 90.6, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 9.4% lower than the U.S. average and 0.8% lower than the average for Wisconsin.

Eau Claire, WI

Housing costs in Eau Claire?
A typical home costs $272,600, which is 19.4% less expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 11.7% more expensive than the average Wisconsin home, at $244,100. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Eau Claire costs $960 per month, which is 32.9% cheaper than the national average of $1,430 and 7.3% cheaper than the state average of $1,030.

Can I afford Eau Claire?
To live comfortably in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, a minimum annual income of $52,200 for a family, and $30,400 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Eau Claire?
Eau Claire, Wisconsin has a cost of living index rating slightly lower than that if the nation at 96 due mostly to its relatively low housing costs making up 33%, transportation at 12%, groceries (10%), utilities (8%) and healthcare making up 8%. Although utility costs remain relatively high due largely to expensive power sources such as coal or nuclear energy most other categories are either on par or even below average providing citizens with an overall reasonable cost of living compared with almost everywhere else in America while still affording them access to city amenities like cultural centers, recreational facilities and educational institutes.
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I was born in Spokane, Washington but we moved to Eau Claire when I was no more than 2 years old, so you can bet that all I remember is Eau Claire and Chippewa. I went  More

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Over 9 years ago

I am considering moving there because summer in Denver CO metro area is too hot to me although it is dry. Eau Claire seems to be a best place to move but my most  More

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