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  COST OF LIVING OVERVIEW
  

Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Madison, Wisconsin is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Madison, Wisconsin is more expensive.

Overall, Madison, Wisconsin cost of living is 115.70.

  COST OF LIVINGMadison, WisconsinUnited States
  Overall  116100
  Grocery  104.6100
  Health  121100
  Housing  128100
  Utilities  102100
  Transportation  111100
  Miscellaneous  111100
  COST OF LIVING COMMENTS
  
Thinking about Madison
I'll start off this post with a sigh, because no matter where it is you look, people complain, and people cheer. I guess it just depends on your state of mind and what... (read more)
Nice town but too few good jobs
My wife and I moved here a year ago because she is a resident at St. Mary's Hospital. Since, with a masters in biology and undergrads in bio and chemistry I have been... (read more)
Pretty city but clueless
My wife and I moved here a year ago because she is a resident at St. Mary's Hospital. Since, with a masters in biology and undergrads in bio and chemistry I have been... (read more)
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  GENERAL COMMENTS
  
Why we like Madison and perhaps why we don't so mu
We met at Madison in our 40s and got married. We bought a house in town with a nice yard, close to bus transportation so Jim could get to work and near a good grocery... (read more)
re: Safest place to live! - 2/5/2012
I've lived in the Madison area for 29 years after moving here from Lincoln, NE. Madison is a great place to raise a family and there are many things to do...festivals,... (read more)
Safest place to live!
I have lived in Madison all my life and I will be the first to say that this city is a very safe place to raise a family, go to school, and even just a relocation for a... (read more)
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