Cost of living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Summary of cost of living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $3,612
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $1,807
  • Cost of living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is cheaper than in 80% of cities in USA (48 out of 60)
  • Cost of living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is cheaper than in 77% of cities in N. America (56 out of 73)
  • Cost of living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is more expensive than in 58% of cities in the World (112 out of 266)

List of prices in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. Current as of Feb 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $15
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $3.73
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.58
12 eggs, large $2.10
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $2.80
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $5.28
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $2.82
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.16
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.22
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $14
2 liters of coca-cola $2.10
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.71
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $1,400
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $970
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $165
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $1,054
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $675
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $105
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $41
40” flat screen tv $331
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $99
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $8
Hourly rate for cleaning help $18
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $48
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $43
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $90
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $102
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $26,309
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.70
Monthly ticket public transport $70
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $18
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $6
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $30
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $147
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $2.96
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.61
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.18
Tube of toothpaste $1.34
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $20
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $35
2 tickets to the movies $21
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $212
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $61
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.22
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $5.46
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $421
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.11
1 month of gym membership in business district $33
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $8
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 404 prices entered by 37 different people.
Latest price update: February 26, 2020

Milwaukee position in our World Ranking

the world
112th
out of 266
n. america
56th
out of 73
usa
48th
out of 60

Cheapest and most expensive products in Milwaukee compared to other cities:

the world
5th
n. america
1st
n. america
3rd
n. america
4th
usa
1st
usa
2nd

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