Eau Claire Cost of Living 2017, National Survey
Posted: January 1, 2018
Prices of consumer goods and services are collected by Eau Claire's Economic Development Division three times a year in order to measure regional differences. The composite index is based on six components - housing, utilities, grocery items, transportation, health care, and miscellaneous goods and services. Eau Claire's composite index slightly worsened from 95.0 in 2016 to 95.1 over the past year.
While everday living expenses in Eau Claire fall below the national average, they are also some of the lowest of the six Wisconsin metro areas participating in the survey. Among the indivdual categories, Eau Claire ranks particulatly well nationally and compared to the other Wisconsin metro areas in the Housing, Utilities, and Grocery Items categories.
The full report is available upon request.