Elm Grove, WI Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Elm Grove's Overall Cost Of Living
Higher Than The National Average
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Elm Grove is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Elm Grove, WI?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Elm Grove has an overall cost of living index of 116 which is 1.2x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Wisconsin, Elm Grove has a cost of living index that's 1.2x higher than Wisconsin's index of 96.

The standard of living in Elm Grove ranks as #4571 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Wisconsin. By definition, that implies Elm Grove ranks as the #1835 most expensive place in the Badger State.

Elm Grove Cost Of Living Vs. Wisconsin

Living Expense Elm Grove Wisconsin National Average
Overall 116 96 100
Services 93 98 100
Groceries 93 97 100
Health 114 113 100
Housing 163 88 100
Transportation 102 100 100
Utilities 94 97 100
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Elm Grove, WI Housing Cost Breakdown

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.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Elm Grove Wisconsin United States
Median Home Value $362,200 $173,600 $204,900
Median Rent $955 $837 $1,023
Median Income $115,972 $59,209 $60,293
Home Value To Income 3.1x 2.9x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.1x 0.17x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Elm Grove

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Elm Grove
Milwaukee, WI 596,886 88 0.8x
West Allis, WI 60,250 90 0.8x
Wauwatosa, WI 47,882 101 0.9x
New Berlin, WI 39,774 104 0.9x
Brookfield, WI 38,151 112 1.0x
Greenfield, WI 37,083 95 0.8x
Menomonee Falls, WI 36,784 102 0.9x
Mequon, WI 23,984 120 1.0x
Whitefish Bay, WI 14,039 118 1.0x
Richfield, WI 11,623 110 0.9x

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