Cost of Living Index for Third Quarter 2017 Released
Posted: November 1, 2017
The Eau Claire Metro ranks third of the six participating areas within the State of Wisconsin, with a composite index of 93.3% the national average. Comparatively, Madison's Metro was rated at 106.4%. Milwaukee's at 96.9%, and Fond du Lac at 95.0%. Wisconsin Rapids-Marshfield rated lowest of the six participating regions of Wisconsin at 90.0%. Among the individual categories, Eau Claire ranked the lowest compared to the rest of the state participants in the cost for housing category.
The third quarter prices were collected in July. The next data collection will occur in January for the first quarter of 2018.