Cost of living in Madison, Wisconsin, United States

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $16
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $4.77
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.78
12 eggs, large $2.54
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $4.74
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $5.35
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $2.87
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.21
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.22
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $12
2 liters of Coca-Cola $2.09
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.37
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $1,775
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $1,205
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $93
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $1,179
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $757
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $160
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $50
40” flat screen TV $367
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $100
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $13
Hourly rate for cleaning help $24
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $58
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $35
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $86
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $127
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $22,571
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.57
Monthly ticket public transport $59
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $24
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $15
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $172
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $5.30
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.51
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.48
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.20
Tube of toothpaste $2.16
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $18
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $39
2 tickets to the movies $20
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $114
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $64
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.02
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $4.82
iPod nano 16GB $135
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.13
1 month of gym membership in business district $49
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $8
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 302 prices entered by 32 different people.
Latest price update: March 25, 2017.

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