Milwaukee, WI Cost of Living


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Milwaukee cost of living score
88
Less expensive
12.0% lower
than the US average
2.1% lower
than the Wisconsin average
Milwaukee, Wisconsin gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 88, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 12.0% lower than the U.S. average and 2.1% higher than the average for Wisconsin.

Milwaukee, WI

Housing costs in Milwaukee?
A typical home costs $180,800, which is 46.5% less expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 25.9% less expensive than the average Wisconsin home, at $244,100. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Milwaukee costs $1,080 per month, which is 24.5% cheaper than the national average of $1,430 and 4.6% more than the state average of $1,030.

Can I afford Milwaukee?
To live comfortably in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a minimum annual income of $34,560 for a family, and $36,000 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Milwaukee?
Milwaukee, Wisconsin offers plenty of affordable housing options along with exciting attractions that make this city worth considering. From single family homes to luxury apartments - Milwaukee has something to offer all kinds of budgets. Furthermore, groceries and transportation expenses remain quite reasonable compared with other parts of the country - making it an attractive choice if your goal is to get the most bang out of your buck.
   Cost of living score
     CategoriesMilwaukeeWisconsinUnited States
  88.089.9100.0
  92.994.7100
  93.298.9100.0
  55.779.3100.0
  $180,800$244,100$338,100
  101.2%99.0%100.0%
  102.186.9100.0
  119.9106.6100.0

   100=National Average

   Average Rent by Bedroom Size
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I have lived in Milwaukee for about 5 years. I really like the area, but I also plan on moving away soon. It is a unique city that has its charm though. Here is my  More

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Over 2 years ago

I've gone to Milwaukee many times for vacation, and it is a beautiful city with great lakeside views and beaches, stunning river walks, and of course the delicous cheese  More

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Over 3 years ago

Pretty decent city with some things to offer although crime is on the rise and segregation is out of control by race and income  More

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