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Cost of Living Comparisons

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View a data comparison to see how Milwaukee compares to other major cities in population, commute, living costs, home prices, and median rent.

METRO AREA POPULATION COMMUTE LIVING COSTS HOME PRICES MEDIAN RENT
Atlanta 5.9 million 31 minutes $105,057 $198,500 $1,099
Boston 4.8 million 31 minutes $154,799 $452,900 $1,984
Charlotte, NC 2.5 million 26 minutes $100,103 $226,900 $1,036
Chicago 9.5 million 31 minutes $127,141 $248,500 $1,279
Columbus, OH 2.1 million 24 minutes $93,705 $189,900 $   970
Dallas/Fort Worth 7.4 million 28 minutes $108,772 $247,400 $1,163
Denver 2.9 million 27 minutes $116,821 $414,700 $1,543
Indianapolis 2.0 million 25 minutes $95,769 $171,500 $   907
Kansas City 2.1 million 25 minutes $98,039 $194,800 $   928
MILWAUKEE/RACINE 1.8 million 23 minutes $100,000 $239,600 $   969
Minneapolis/St. Paul 3.6 million 25 minutes $109,701 $252,100 $1,164
Portland, OR 2.5 million 26 minutes $135,191 $381,800 $1,448
San Jose, CA 2.0 million 27 minutes $202,580 $1,180,000 $2,753
Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg 3.1 million 27 minutes $91,950 $220,000 $1,116

 

NOTES: 

Population for metropolitan area taken from 2017 Census estimates.

Commute indicates average one-way commute time (2012-2016 American Community Survey - U.S. Census Bureau data).

Living Costs based on the relative cost-of-living index (ACCRA Cost-of-Living Index- 2018).

Home Prices indicates median sales price of single-family homes (2017- National Association of Realtors).