Northeast Wisconsin Cost of Living

Our advantage is value in Northeast Wisconsin

By any measure, the 18 county region of New North is a great place to live, work and play. With diverse communities, wide-ranging housing options and inclusive environments, the New North region is a perfect place to make your home.

We boast a low cost of living - the New North region's Cost of Living Index is 10.5% lower than the nation's average.  From the cost of housing, dining, recreation, goods and services, utilities, healthcare and transportation to taxes and college tuition, your money goes further in Northeast Wisconsin.

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  • Each major city in the New North region ranks consistently more affordable than the nation's overall average cost of living. Green Bay, the largest city of the New North region hosts a cost of living index 12.20% lower than the U.S. average, significantly below other large Midwestern cities, like Chicago or Minneapolis, MN. 

Overall Cost of Living


New North Average
New North: Green Bay 
New North: Appleton 
New North: Oshkosh 
New North: Sheboygan 
New North: Marinette 
New North: Neenah 
New North: Manitowoc 
New North: Fond du Lac 
Chicago, IL 
Minneapolis, MN 
United States Average

Cost of Living Index


 Source: Sperling’s Best Places Cost of Living Index, 2015

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