According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Milwaukee has an overall cost of living index of 89 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.
Compared to only Wisconsin, Milwaukee has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than Wisconsin's index of 97.
The standard of living in Milwaukee ranks as #1,460 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Wisconsin. By definition, that implies Milwaukee ranks as the #4,958 most expensive place in the Badger State.
|Living Expense||Milwaukee||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.
|City||Population||Cost Of Living||Vs. Milwaukee|
|West Allis, WI||59,861||92||1.0x|
|Menomonee Falls, WI||37,611||103||1.2x|
|Whitefish Bay, WI||13,890||120||1.3x|