According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Madison has an overall cost of living index of 109 which is 1.1x higher than the national index of 100.
Compared to only Wisconsin, Madison has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than Wisconsin's index of 97.
The standard of living in Madison ranks as #4,039 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Wisconsin. By definition, that implies Madison ranks as the #2,380 most expensive place in the Badger State.
|Living Expense||Madison||Wisconsin||National Average|
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||$262,400||$189,200||$229,800|
|Home Value To Income||3.9x||3.0x||3.5x|
|Rent To Monthly Income||0.2x||0.17x||0.2x|
|City||Population||Cost Of Living||Vs. Madison|
|Sun Prairie, WI||33,954||108||1.0x|