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Cost of Living Comparison

Cost of Living Indexes
Nat’l Average
Kenosha, WI
Milwaukee, WI
Chicago, IL
Overall
100=national average
(lower = better)

100.0
88.7
103.2
115.2
Housing
Comprises 30%
of overall COL

100.0
62.4
104
127.1
Food & Groceries
Comprises 15%
of overall COL

100.0
100.9
100.2
105.2
Transportation
Comprises 10%
of overall COL

100.0
105.0
103.8
117.3
Utilities
Comprises 6%
of overall COL

100.0
125.8
124.8
107.3
Health
Comprises 7%
of overall COL

100.0
98.8
98.3
114.8
Miscellaneous
Comprises 32%
of overall COL

100.0
97.9
97.3
105.5

Housing
Nat’l Average
Kenosha, WI
Milwaukee, WI
Chicago, IL
House
Purchase Cost

Median home cost –
12 months ending '05


$208,500
$163,900
$132,800
$403,000
Home Appreciation
12 months ending '05

13.62%
9.38%
11.23%
11.8%

Other Costs
Nat’l Average
Kenosha, WI
Milwaukee, WI
Chicago, IL
Sales Tax Rate
Total local, county and state

6.35%
5.50%
5.50%
8.00%
Income Tax Rate
Total local, county and state

4.60%
6.93%
6.93%
3.0%

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