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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 Milwaukee, Wisconsin is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Milwaukee, Wisconsin is more expensive.

Overall, Milwaukee, Wisconsin cost of living is 85.30.

  COST OF LIVINGMilwaukee, WisconsinUnited States
  Overall  85100
  Grocery  97.4100
  Health  116100
  Housing  53100
  Utilities  109100
  Transportation  102100
  Miscellaneous  94100


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i have lived in milwaukee most of my life, but mo
they think by building apartment building and condo buildings that milwaukee will remain a thriving young family middle class. allis chalmers,caterpillar,milwaukee... (read more)
some good, some not so good
I was born and raised here, moved away in 1984 and moved back in 2003. A lot has changed, some good and some bad. Most of the manufacturing jobs and companies have... (read more)
Parking Nazis
Watch out! Parking Nazis will make you feel very unwelcome if you move... (read more)
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It's actually pretty decent
I've lived here my whole life, that's 23 years of Milwaukee experience and let me just's changed. But that's what's great about living here, you are constantly... (read more)
re: Quality of life in Milwaukee - 11/28/2013
Thank you, Vera. This is such a genuine assessment!! (By the way, I just love the Midwest and the direct, honest, friendly way about people there!) When I was living in... (read more)
re: Quality of life in Milwaukee - 11/28/2013
Thanks Vera, You confirmed what I have been reading about Milwaukee, it is a segregated city. What would happen if the Hispanics, or Aftican Americans lived all over the... (read more)
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