Cost of living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Summary of cost of living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $3,709
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $1,904
  • Cost of living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is cheaper than in 88% of cities in USA (42 out of 48)
  • Cost of living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is cheaper than in 83% of cities in N. America (50 out of 60)
  • Cost of living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is more expensive than in 53% of cities in the World (102 out of 217)

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

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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 $4.31
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.63
12 eggs, large $2.15
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $2.85
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $5.60
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $2.79
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.16
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.35
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $15
2 liters of coca-cola $2.02
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.67
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $1,482
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $1,092
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $171
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $1,063
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $702
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 $319
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $93
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $8
Hourly rate for cleaning help $19
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $49
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $44
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $90
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $103
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $25,639
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.69
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) $145
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $2.79
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.42
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.13
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 $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 $59
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $10
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 221 prices entered by 24 different people.
Latest price update: October 26, 2020

Milwaukee position in our World Ranking

the world
102nd
out of 217
n. america
50th
out of 60
usa
42nd
out of 48

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

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