Milwaukee

Quality of life in milwaukee

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

6
171/265
Details
Large apartment$1500.00
Medium apartment$1200.00
Rent index [score]0.59
Small apartment$940.00

Cost of Living

6
140/248
Details
5km taxi ride$10.00
A Cappuccino$4.70
A beer$2.30
A kilogram of Apples$3.30
Bread$1.10
Inflation [score]0.55
Lunch$12.00
Monthly fitness club membership$35.00
Monthly public transport$62.00
Movie ticket$9.60
Price of a meal at a restaurant$70.67

Startups

5
102/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups4
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.37
Coworking spaces [score]0.74
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co17
Meetups [score]0.40
Meetups groups110
Meetups members33126
Number of investors30
Number of startup events in the last 12 months724
Number of upcoming meetup events32
Startup climate scene [score]0.48
Startup events221
Startup events [score]0.79
Startups [score]0.60
Total number of startups243

Venture Capital

2
155/192
Details
Funding accelerator namesVictorySpark
Number of funding accelerators1
Venture capital [score]0.20

Travel Connectivity

2
208/266
Details
Airport hub30
Airport hub [score]0.20
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.11

Commute

5
150/255
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/Milwaukee
Traffic handling [score]0.76

Business Freedom

9
69/264
Details
Business freedom84.70
Business freedom [score]0.86
Freedom from corruption74.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.79
Lack of labor restrictions91.40
Lack of labor restrictions [score]1.00
Time to open a business5.60
Time to open a business [score]0.95

Safety

4
245/266
Details
Crime rate [score]0.23
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year10
Guns per 100 residents69
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.73
Lack of guns [score]0.62
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.68

Healthcare

9
97/265
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.99
Healthcare quality [score]0.83
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

4
142/240
Details
Best university in rankingMedical College of Wisconsin
Best university ranking325
Country mean scores in PISA math test478.04
Country mean scores in PISA reading test497.58
Country mean scores in PISA science test497.41
PISA math ranking (high school)30
PISA ranking24
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.72
PISA reading (high school)16
PISA science (high school)19
Percent of happy students0.77
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.26
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.17
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.18
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.09
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.08
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.07
University quality [score]0.11

Environmental Quality

8
63/266
Details
Air quality [score]0.85
Cleanliness [score]0.65
Drinking water quality [score]0.83
Urban greenery [score]0.87

Economy

7
16/263
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area1.00
Currency for urban areaUSD
GDP growth rate0.02
GDP growth rate [score]0.43
GDP per capita$54596.65
GDP per capita [score]0.87

Taxation

4
163/266
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.54
Income tax level [score]0.30
Profit tax (% of profit)0.44
Time overhead to file company taxes175
VAT (Sales Tax)0.06

Internet Access

4
189/266
Details
Download speed (Mbps)45.63
Internet access (download) [score]0.60
Internet access (upload) [score]0.27
Upload speed (Mbps)5.79

Leisure & Culture

7
84/264
Details
Art galleries195
Art galleries [score]0.77
Cinemas129
Cinemas [score]0.69
Comedy clubs105
Comedy clubs [score]0.86
Concert venues177
Concerts [score]0.87
Historical sites121
Historical sites [score]0.66
Museums110
Museums [score]0.71
Performing art venues168
Performing arts [score]0.77
Sport venues116
Sports [score]0.93
Zoos40
Zoos [score]0.94

Tolerance

5
225/266
Details
LGBT Equality Index82.97
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.85
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulationsAmbiguous
LGBT discrimination legalityIllegal in some contexts
LGBT employment discrimination legalitySexual orientation only
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, surgery not required
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legalitySexual orientation only
LGBT marriage rights✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.12

Outdoors

5
109/266
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.17
Median peak in meters290.00
Seaside waterbody1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)200.00
Water access [score]0.84
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Cost of living

Costs of living in Milwaukee are in the 140th place of all 248 Teleport cities. Sign up for free to get access to our cost of living index and use our international  cost of living calculator to do cost comparison by city.

Housing costs (USD)

$970$1,500
$1200
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$35
Movie ticket$10
Broadband internet connection$48
Monthly public transport$62
Lunch$12
-29%
compared to
San Francisco

Taxation

Personal taxation

Effective income tax rate

14%
For annual salary of $40000
20%
For annual salary of $80000

Value added tax (VAT)

6%
Standard tax rate. Different rates might apply for certain product categories.

Compared to other cities

195/266

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

113/263

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LGBT rights in milwaukee

Discrimination

Illegal In Some Contexts

Marriage

Legal

Adoption

Legal

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On living in ...

Milwaukee is the largest city in the state of Wisconsin, United States. The city's population is 594,833 with an estimated total of 2,025,898 in the Milwaukee metropolitan area (2010). It is the 30th largest city in the U.S. and is in the southeastern portion of the state on the western shore of Lake Michigan.

Milwaukee's human history begins with American Indian people who lived near the confluence of Milwaukee's three rivers into Lake Michigan for centuries. Tribes who inhabited the area that is now Milwaukee included Menominee, Fox, Mascouten, Sauk, and Potawatomi. With the arrival of Europeans and an increasing population, large and often violent divides become more prominent. These settlers built three dueling settlements (Juneautown, Kilbourntown, and Walker's Point) around what is now Downtown. The two former communities were extremely competitive and created two non-aligning street grids. This is why 1st Street is west of the Milwaukee River and the reason that many of the city's bridges cross the river diagonally (connecting the two grids).

Milwaukee has historically been a major immigrant city. During the early 20th Century, German and Polish immigrants tended to dominate, and the city still strongly identifies with its German and, to a slightly lesser extent, Polish heritage. For part of the early 20th century German was even the main language of the city, and German names are still very common.

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Good Country Index

Every city comes with a country. How is this one doing in terms of giving back to the global community? Our friends at The Good Country Index measure what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it takes away, relative to its size.

Overall ranking

United States
23rd from a total of 163 countries

World Order

26th

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

66th

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

34th

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

46th

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

53rd

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

20th

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

12th

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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