According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Appleton has an overall cost of living index of 88 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.
Compared to only Wisconsin, Appleton has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than Wisconsin's index of 96.
The standard of living in Appleton ranks as #1324 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Wisconsin. By definition, that implies Appleton ranks as the #5083 most expensive place in the Badger State.
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Housing swings affordability the most between places in Wisconsin, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.
Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.