Madison, Wisconsin 

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Cost of Living in Madison, Wisconsin

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

Madison cost of living is 109.6

Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.

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COST OF LIVINGMadisonWisconsinUSA
  Overall11096100
  Grocery100.997.9100
  Health122109100
  Housing11685100
  Median Home Cost$215,400$158,600$185,800
  Utilities105105100
  Transportation106102100
  Miscellaneous106100100
100=National Average
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Reviews for Madison    71 Reviews
Nice, but cold Easters, high taxes, very liberal - 4/1/2018
Madison offers quite a bit for a metro area of 600,000. It is like a small big city. But it suffers these faults: 5 months of winter-like weather (I have seen snow... (Read More)

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Difficult Move From Blue State - 2/16/2018
Since they passed Act 10 in 2007 they have done away with collective bargaining and many protective measurers for workers have been eliminated, like reductions of... (Read More)

Very quickly becoming unaffordable. - 1/22/2018
I call it the most conservative liberal city in the US. After living here 35+ years I've seen the best and worst. There has been a boom in Dane County recently with much... (Read More)


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