Cologne vs Milwaukee - Cost of Living Comparison

Cologne Milwaukee
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1502
$1755
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3553
$4081
🏠 One person rent
$800
$1015
🏘️ Family rent
$1406
$1560
🍽️ Food expenses
$375
$455
🚐 Transport expenses
$205
$116
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2485
$4324
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
12 km
🎓 Higher education
91
87
😀 Quality of life
95
91
🏙️ Population
1.08M
600K

The cost of living in Cologne is 14% less expensive than in Milwaukee. Cities ranked 2657th and 2084th ($1502 vs $1755) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 13th and 1866th in Germany and the United States, respectively. Check Germany vs the United States comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.7 months in Cologne compared to 2.5 months in Milwaukee. Cologne ranked 3rd best city to live in Germany vs Milwaukee ranked 16th in the United States, while ranked 15th and 84th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cologne vs Milwaukee

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Cologne Milwaukee
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12
$12.8
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$43.4
$45.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.6
$8.1
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.95
$4.46
 Cappuccino
$2.83
$4.53
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.32
$2.3
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$746
$1094
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$597
$795
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1462
$1665
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1077
$1263
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$143
$106
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$221
$162
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.1
$54.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.4%
5.05%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6543
$3633
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4352
$747
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.1
$2.5
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$97.6
$60.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.7
$16.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.94
$1.18
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.02
$0.76
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.73
$2.09
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.8
$2.89
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.73
$2.78
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.6
$10.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.02
$8.41
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.5
$13.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.68
$3.97
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$1.35
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$4.86
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$3.04
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$2
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
$2.05
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.25
$0.93
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.68
$1.95
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.08
$13
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.8
$2.28
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.34
$9.51
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.01
$6.98
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.02
$4.1
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.48
$3.59
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.64
$1.56
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$30
$45.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.5
$11.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$47.9
$164
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.9
$15.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$87.2
$46.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.9
$83.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$512
$1260
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10097
$14325

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Distance City Cost of living
9.2 km or 5.7 mi Hurth
$1222
10 km or 6.4 mi Leverkusen
$1474
10 km or 6.4 mi Frechen
$1221
13 km or 7.9 mi Bruhl
$1161
13 km or 7.9 mi Pulheim
$1219
14 km or 8.4 mi Wesseling
$1214
14 km or 8.5 mi Bergisch Gladbach
$1186
15 km or 9.3 mi Niederkassel
$1217
16 km or 10 mi Rosrath
$1219
18 km or 11 mi Monheim am Rhein
$1220
19 km or 12 mi Dormagen
$1220
19 km or 12 mi Erftstadt
$1218
19 km or 12 mi Langenfeld
$1217
20 km or 12 mi Troisdorf
$1221
20 km or 12 mi Leichlingen
$1219
20 km or 12 mi Kerpen
$1218
21 km or 13 mi Bornheim
$1213
21 km or 13 mi Lohmar
$1215
22 km or 14 mi Bergheim
$1138
23 km or 15 mi Siegburg
$1212
24 km or 15 mi Overath
$1217
25 km or 16 mi Sankt Augustin
$1219
25 km or 16 mi Bonn
$1440
26 km or 16 mi Hilden
$1218
26 km or 16 mi Solingen
$969
27 km or 17 mi Elsdorf
$1214
28 km or 17 mi Wermelskirchen
$1221
28 km or 17 mi Haan
$1215
28 km or 18 mi Bedburg
$1214
29 km or 18 mi Hennef
$1216
31 km or 19 mi Grevenbroich
$1218
31 km or 19 mi Remscheid
$1209
31 km or 20 mi Erkrath
$1221
33 km or 20 mi Konigswinter
$1215
34 km or 21 mi Euskirchen
$1211
34 km or 21 mi Neuss
$1281
34 km or 21 mi Mettmann
$1218
35 km or 21 mi Zulpich
$1221
35 km or 21 mi Meckenheim
$1218
35 km or 22 mi Dusseldorf
$1470

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Distance City Cost of living
5.6 km or 3.5 mi West Allis
$1953
6.3 km or 3.9 mi Wauwatosa
$1851
10 km or 6.4 mi Greenfield
$1947
13 km or 8.3 mi Brookfield
$1949
15 km or 9.4 mi New Berlin
$1946
17 km or 11 mi South Milwaukee
$1940
17 km or 11 mi Menomonee Falls
$1938
17 km or 11 mi Franklin
$1945
19 km or 12 mi Oak Creek
$1944
19 km or 12 mi Mequon
$1934
22 km or 14 mi Muskego
$1950
23 km or 14 mi Waukesha
$1658
27 km or 17 mi Caledonia
$1936
37 km or 23 mi Mount Pleasant
$1948
38 km or 24 mi Racine
$1949
46 km or 28 mi West Bend
$1948
53 km or 33 mi Kenosha
$1922
57 km or 36 mi Pleasant Prairie
$1947
64 km or 40 mi Watertown
$1940
67 km or 42 mi Zion
$1578
74 km or 46 mi Fort Atkinson
$1973
76 km or 47 mi Round Lake Beach
$1937
76 km or 47 mi Gurnee
$1936
77 km or 48 mi Waukegan
$1825
78 km or 49 mi Grayslake
$1947
80 km or 50 mi Sheboygan
$1417
81 km or 51 mi North Chicago
$1945
84 km or 52 mi McHenry
$1898
85 km or 53 mi Libertyville
$2201
87 km or 54 mi Mundelein
$1869
90 km or 56 mi Fond du Lac
$1827
91 km or 57 mi Woodstock
$1854
91 km or 57 mi Vernon Hills
$1906
96 km or 60 mi Janesville
$1674
97 km or 60 mi Crystal Lake
$1874
97 km or 60 mi Highland Park
$1931
98 km or 61 mi Buffalo Grove
$2298
101 km or 63 mi Lake in the Hills
$1937
102 km or 63 mi Wheeling
$1937
103 km or 64 mi Northbrook
$1941