Milwaukee Makes Top 10 Lists When You Adjust for Cost of Living!

New research is out and Milwaukee is on TWO Top 10 Lists!

September 17, 2019
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CityLab.com recently published an article that showed which cities around the U.S. are the best to live in according to salaries adjusted for the cost of living. You may be surprised to find out that Milwaukee made the cut for two the Top 10 lists amongst large metros (more than 1 million people).

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Our city is no stranger to getting national attention, Milwaukee was selected to host the 2020 Democratic National Convention which will draw even more awareness around our great city. Earlier this year, the Bucks made it into the Eastern Conference Finals which provided us with national coverage.

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Even down to our culture and food, the Milwaukee Public Market made the 5 Best Farmers Markets in the U.S. list for 2019. The city has so many great things to offer and now we can add this new acknowledgment to the list.

According to the article, an expert analyzed “salary data from Indeed’s job postings to cost of living data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.”

So, where does Milwaukee rank? We’re 9th of the 10, beating out Detroit. Our large metro area includes Milwaukee, Waukesha, and West Allis.

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The article also suggests where the worst cities to live are based on adjusted salaries and for those with the desire to escape and permanently relocate to Hawaii… Urban Honolulu is actually the least cost-effective location to live; followed by Myrtle Beach (a popular vacation spot) and Miami.

Also, worth pointing out, for those that are looking to see Milwaukee become more of a tech hub, Milwaukee also made it on the Top 10 list for adjusted tech salaries – granted, our city landed at the 10th spot, but we made the cut!

Read the full article here. What do you think of these rankings? Let me know on social media at @JMattMke (same handle on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, and TikTok)!