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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In Wisconsin 2018

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  • Antigo, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,930
71
  • Merrill, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,354
75
  • Wisconsin Rapids, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,987
  • Wisconsin Rapids, WI - The Heart of Cranberry Country My family and I moved to the city of Wisconsin Rapids, WI in late September last year. During the time of our move, we had the wonderful opportunity
70
  • Marinette, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,836
  • I'm someone who's lived in Marinette for a short period of my life but I can say it was a good experience. Marinette is a small town filled with pretty suburb houses and colorful trees almost everywhere.
66
  • Beloit, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 36,812
  • Beloit is not a town that I found very visually appealing. The roads and many of the building show their age and could use a fresh coat of paint. That also means there's history there, and that's why I
67
  • Rhinelander, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,552
69
  • Two Rivers, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,409
  • I have lived in Two Rivers, Wisconsin for the past 10 years and honestly life couldn't get much better once I relocated here! People are really great in this town, they are friendly and warm and helpful.
74
  • Shawano, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,130
72
  • Wausau, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 39,138
  • I grew up in Wausau, and I will say that it is definitely a good place to raise a family, has a lower cost of living, as well as a crime rate that is below average.Some of the city ordinances are
68
  • Manitowoc, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 33,183
  • If you're thinking of moving to Manitowoc, keep in mind that it can be a very low-key city. While the real estate here looks pretty affordable, it's partly due to the fact that crime is higher than most
74
  • Sparta, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,659
76
  • New London, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,085
75
  • Stevens Point, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,714
  • I have lived in Stevens Point my entire life, born and raised I am currently 21 years old and definitely searching for my escape route. It is a great small town to raise a family as well as retire.
77
  • Prairie du Chien, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,771
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  • Marshfield, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,410
  • When you hear Marshfield, you think of swamps, right? The deputy surveyor promises that "This Township is nearly all Dry Land, There being no Swamp of consequence in it." The local industry was
74
  • Tomah, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,380
71
  • Menasha, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,930
  • my beliefs may be different than that of others. i tend to like outdoors activities that are done in the nice weather. hunting isnt big for me. it is a big deal here. as well, the packers are huge. in
68
  • Green Bay, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 104,951
  • WARNING! Stay Out Of Green Bay, Wisconsin!!!Slum Lord Land- Police Will Submit Eviction For Repeated Calls Reporting Ill Bread Neighbors Or Illegal Activity. ((they say your bothering themNot Welcoming
69
  • Berlin, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,471
74
  • Janesville, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 63,880
  • A year ago, in June of 2010, my boyfriend and I took a trip across Michigan, down to Indiana and up Illinois, until we finally reached our destination of Janesville, Wisconsin. We spent 4 days and 3
64
  • Racine, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 77,931
  • I visited Racine, WI on business and was quite surprised at what I found. Wisconsin is generally nature oriented with lots of open fields and farm land, Racine was no exception. Racine is located on a
74
  • Rothschild, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,307
74
  • Sheboygan, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 48,813
  • Living in Sheboygan is beach living at its best, in the Midwest. I have lived here for almost three years now and each year gets better and better. Sheboygan is located almost smack dab between Green Bay
69
  • Waupaca, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,026
68
  • North Fond du Lac, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,020
78
  • Sturgeon Bay, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,007
77
  • Appleton, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 73,446
  • I've lived in Appleton my entire life and have no desire to leave. Appleton offers the activities and events of a big city but maintains a close community feel. For example, if I spent an evening seeing
68
  • Ashland, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,083
69
  • Rice Lake, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,343
75
  • Ripon, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,712
53
  • Delavan, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,410
58
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 598,672
  • I had lived on the East Side of Milwaukee for ten years, until I recently had gotten married and had a child. We now live out in the suburbs. The east side of Milwaukee is one of the safest and cleanest
72
  • Weston, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,989
  • Weston, Wisconsin is a very small suburban village located in Marathon County; the city only holds about 15,000 residents. It is obvious with such a small town everyone knows who's who. Job growth has
75
  • Kimberly, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,679
77
  • Oshkosh, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 66,713
  • I visited Oshkosh, Wisconsin last year for three days at a local hotel. My favorite part of the visit to Oshkosh was walking in the downtown historic districts. These houses and buildings have existed
75
  • Little Chute, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,815
  • I experienced great stay while living in Little Chute Wisconsin. The city is in Outagamie County. Little Chute is close to Sherwood Wisconsin. The township has a solid education system that supports both
78
  • Kaukauna, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,791
  • Living in Kaukauna, WI has plenty to offer, and it has a high livability score. There are not many residents in this town and, it is safe. The crime rate is lower than the national average, and the cost
69
  • Waupun, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,337
  • Waupun, Wisconsin is just a fantastic place. I don't know how else to put it. I have lived all over the United States and in my humble opinion, Waupun is one of the best areas in Wisconsin. I have been
71
  • Fond du Lac, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 43,018
  • Fond du Lac, WI is one of those areas that doesn't offer much in the way of things to do, but there is a serenity offered as well. You can sit on your front porch and listen to the crickets or greet
75
  • Richland Center, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,076
76
  • Ashwaubenon, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,157
  • Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin is a suburb of Green Bay located just southwest of the city. It is a great community and is conveniently located near Green Bay's main airport. The city boasts itself as a safe
72
  • Chippewa Falls, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,939
  • Living in Chippewa Falls, WI has been a joy for me and my family. We moved here in the summer of last year, and can not think of living any place else but here. It is a small town just outside of the
72
  • Beaver Dam, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,440
  • Living in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin is truly a unique experience! Winters can be chilly, but if you like the snow and all the activities that come with it like sledding, skiing and snowball fights this
73
  • Platteville, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,020
  • Life in Platteville, WI is a wonderful experience all around. The people living in Platteville are down-to-earth, friendly folks who are proud of the great place they can call home. We have fantastic
77
  • Plymouth, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,454
73
  • Plover, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,350
  • Plover is a contemporary village within Portage County. A couple of reasons I adore living here is the low crime rates, a host of local Amenities, reasonable cost of living and high income per capita,
79
  • Neenah, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,849
  • Living in Neenah is fun even though it can be pretty quiet. It's right on the northern part of Lake Winnebago which is the best area in Neenah. In the summer it is a lot of fun to spend the day on the
73
  • Allouez, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,933
  • Allouez, WI is a small, suburban center that is at the heart of Green Bay. There are many individuals who are proud to call this area home, and I came to find there were definitely a lot of positives to
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  • West Allis, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 60,543
  • If you are an avid fan of clowns you will be sure to have a great time in West Allis. But if you want a little more excitement West Allis is probably not the best place for you to visit. I went to the
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  • St. Francis, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,516

Finding an affordable place to live in Wisconsin is not always an easy task. While housing prices continue to rebound and general goods and services continue to rise, it feels like affordable living could be a thing of the past. Luckily, there are still some cities in Wisconsin that qualify as affordable. Using science and data, AreaVibes has compiled a list of the most affordable places to live in Wisconsin. These cities have the lowest cost of living in all of Wisconsin.

Listed above are the most affordable places to live in Wisconsin with a population of more than 5,000 people. To calculate the most affordable cities in Wisconsin, the cost of living index for each city was calculated, then compared to the national average of 100. The cost of living index takes into account the following categories: goods and services, groceries, health care, housing, transportation and utilities.

To customize your list of affordable places to live in Wisconsin, you can adjust the filters to meet your needs. This will allow you to select the city size (population) as well as what other categories (amenities, crime, education, employment, housing and weather) might be important to you. Finally, you are also able to select your home or rental price range to ensure that the cities on your list fit your budget.