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Overall 3%
Goods & Services 7%
Housing 22%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2019 and was released from C2ER in January, 2020; this is the most current data available.
The cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. For example, if the cost of living is 90, then it is 10% lower than average. If the cost of living is 110, then it is 10% higher than average. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods & services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). If the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexCalumet FarmsMilwaukeeWisconsin
Cost of living1038896
Goods & Services939398
Groceries939397
Health care114114113
Housing1226988
Transportation102102100
Utilities949497

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Calumet Farms is 8% higher than the Milwaukee average
  • The cost of living in Calumet Farms is 3% higher than the national average
  • Calumet Farms housing is 22% higher than the national average
  • Wisconsin general sales tax is 2% lower than the national average
  • Wisconsin state income tax is 80% higher than the national average

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      Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

      Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
      Household$55,938$4,662$1,305$1,678

      Wisconsin Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Wisconsin5%6.75%

      Wisconsin Income Tax

      StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
      Wisconsin4%7.65%

      Goods & Services

      ItemMilwaukeeNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $20.43$17.4916.8%
      Beauty Salon $38.60$38.171.1%
      Toothpaste $1.92$2.3217.3%
      Shampoo $0.99$1.012.2%
      Movie $11.04$10.722.9%
      Bowling $16.00$13.8615.4%

      Groceries

      ItemMilwaukeeNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.66$3.906.2%
      Fried Chicken $1.32$1.405.4%
      Milk $1.71$1.9612.9%
      Potatoes $2.58$3.1818.9%
      Pizza $9.99$10.393.9%
      Beer $8.07$9.2312.6%

      Health Care

      ItemMilwaukeeNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $53.00$106.3450.2%
      Doctor $183.67$115.2559.4%
      Dentist $102.20$98.383.9%
      Ibuprofen $8.72$9.265.8%
      Lipitor $494.39$466.476.0%

      Housing

      ItemMilwaukeeNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $115,500.00$184,700.0037.5%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,249.28$1,273.321.9%
      Apartment Rent $798.00$949.0015.9%

      Transportation

      ItemMilwaukeeNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.78$2.597.2%
      Tire Balancing $47.04$48.903.8%

      Utilities

      ItemMilwaukeeNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$153.62$167.608.3%
      Phone $177.30$163.428.5%
      Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

      Nearby cities with low cost of living

      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      West Milwaukee, WI4,21489-11%
      West Allis, WI60,54390-10%
      St. Francis, WI9,51690-10%
      Cudahy, WI18,32191-9%
      Brown Deer, WI12,07592-8%
      Milwaukee, WI598,67288-12%

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      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Louisville, KY611,57393-7%
      Las Vegas, NV613,29599-1%
      Oklahoma City, OK620,01588-12%
      Portland, OR620,58912727%
      Baltimore, MD621,0001000%
      Milwaukee, WI598,67288-12%
      Source: The Calumet Farms, Milwaukee, WI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.