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Cost of Living

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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.

Madison, Wisconsin cost of living is 109.60.

Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
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  COST OF LIVINGMadison, WisconsinUnited States
  Overall  110100
  Grocery  100.9100
  Health  122100
  Housing  116100
  Utilities  105100
  Transportation  106100
  Miscellaneous  106100


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Mad City

Madison has a lot going for it: good employment ops., lots of culture, a little leftover hippyness to take the edge off and it's the capital. Living there, you get the... (Read More)



nice college town

Madison is a mid sized city located in South Central Wisconsin. Some of the biggest employers are The University of Wisconsin, UW hospital ( Voted number 1 hospital in... (Read More)



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)



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