Milwaukee

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

7
163/263
Details
Large apartment$1405.80
Medium apartment$1089.82
Rent index [score]0.67
Small apartment$773.84

Cost of Living

5
147/261
Details
5km taxi ride$9.10
A Cappuccino$4.50
A beer$2.20
A kilogram of Apples$4.40
Bread$0.90
Inflation [score]0.51
Lunch$13.00
Monthly fitness club membership$36.00
Monthly public transport$61.00
Movie ticket$11.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$74.79

Startups

5
99/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups9
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.40
Coworking spaces [score]0.66
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co6
Meetups [score]0.34
Meetups groups88
Meetups members23901
Number of investors30
Number of startup events in the last 12 months364
Number of upcoming meetup events27
Startup climate scene [score]0.51
Startup events34
Startup events42
Startup events [score]0.58
Startups [score]0.61
Total number of startups122

Venture Capital

4
80/227
Details
Funding accelerator namesVictorySpark
Number of funding accelerators1
Venture capital [score]0.43

Travel Connectivity

2
201/260
Details
Airport hub30
Airport hub [score]0.20
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.12

Commute

5
184/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/Milwaukee
Traffic handling [score]0.70

Business Freedom

9
67/259
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

5
239/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.27
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year10
Guns per 100 residents76
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.73
Lack of guns [score]0.64
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.68

Healthcare

6
193/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.28
Healthcare quality [score]0.78
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

5
120/230
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)32
PISA ranking25
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.82
PISA reading (high school)20
PISA science (high school)24
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
54/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.80
Cleanliness [score]0.75
Drinking water quality [score]0.83
Urban greenery [score]0.85

Economy

6
16/258
Details
Currency for urban areaUSD
GDP growth rate0.02
GDP growth rate [score]0.43
GDP per capita$54596.65
GDP per capita [score]0.86

Taxation

4
157/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.54
Income tax level [score]0.32
Profit tax (% of profit)0.44
Time overhead to file company taxes175
VAT (Sales Tax)0.06

Internet Access

5
160/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)37.28
Internet access (download) [score]0.66
Internet access (upload) [score]0.27
Upload speed (Mbps)5.66

Leisure & Culture

7
81/263
Details
Art galleries195
Art galleries [score]0.77
Cinemas138
Cinemas [score]0.69
Comedy clubs114
Comedy clubs [score]0.87
Concert venues169
Concerts [score]0.86
Historical sites122
Historical sites [score]0.67
Museums111
Museums [score]0.71
Performing art venues167
Performing arts [score]0.79
Sport venues115
Sports [score]0.93
Zoos43
Zoos [score]0.94

Tolerance

9
8/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index86.72
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.89
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]0.93

Outdoors

5
105/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.18
Median peak in meters290.00
Seaside waterbody1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)200.00
Water access [score]0.84
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Milwaukee are in the 147th place of all 261 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)

$1,140$1,672
$1406
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$36
Movie ticket$11
Broadband internet connection$48
Monthly public transport$61
Lunch$13
-26%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Milwaukee are above average. For this job type, Milwaukee ranks 56th for salaries among 264 cities. Get access to our salary comparison calculator by signing up. Compare salaries city by city with our free salary wizard and convert your own salary to a local salary in Milwaukee.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$66,769
Median salary
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Safety

Overall crime rates

Assault
Very High
52/53
Theft
Moderate
44/51
Robbery
High
42/46

Crime rate development in the last 12 months

Change in the last 12 months

  • Assault35%
  • Robbery-11%
  • Theft61%

Gun crimes & Ownership

75.92
Guns per 100 people
9.93
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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The overall crime rate puts Milwaukee in position 237 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Embassies

Consulate General of Afghanistan in Los, Angeles, United States

120 South Doheny Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, United States

Phone: +1-310-288-8334,+1-310-288-8334

U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan

Great Massoud Road, Wazir Akbar Khan , Kabul, Afghanistan

Phone: (+93) 700-10-8001

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LGBT rights in Milwaukee

Discrimination

Illegal In Some Contexts

Marriage

Legal

Adoption

Legal

Climate

Average number of clear days per year

90

Climate type

Warm Summer Continental

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Milwaukee

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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