According to Sperling’s Best Places, with the number 100 representing the national average, La Crosse scored 84.4 for overall cost of living, meaning the cost to live an average lifestyle in La Crosse is substantially less expensive then the national average. Learn more here.

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Indexes La Crosse Chicago Differences
Overall Index: Homeowner, No Child care,
Taxes Not Considered
84.4 106.9 26.7% more
Food and Groceries 92.9 97.2 4.6% more
Housing (Homeowner) 68 99.1 45.7% more
Median Home Cost $157,200 $229,100 $71,900 (45.7% more)
Utilities 98.9 92.8 6.2% less
Transportation 74.1 138.5 86.9% more
Health 105 90.6 13.7% less

La Crosse "Considering" Campaign

Below is LADCO’s “Considering Campaign”, highlighting the differences in cost of living between La Crosse and other metropolitan areas in the Midwest. 

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