Cost of living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Summary of cost of living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $3,825
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $2,018
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List of prices in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. Current as of Apr 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $14
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $4.23
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.67
12 eggs, large $1.93
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $2.81
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $5.56
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $2.43
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.18
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.34
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $16
2 liters of coca-cola $2.01
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.85
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $1,661
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $1,130
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $161
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $1,099
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $738
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $91
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $39
40” flat screen tv $290
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $97
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $8
Hourly rate for cleaning help $19
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $47
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $50
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $84
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $112
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $24,250
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.67
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) $29
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $161
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $2.83
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.42
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.07
Tube of toothpaste $1.41
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $19
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $38
2 tickets to the movies $22
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $230
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $65
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.55
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $4.95
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $421
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.10
1 month of gym membership in business district $35
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $8
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 199 prices entered by 20 different people.
Latest price update: April 18, 2021

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