BROOKFIELD, WI — If you’re looking to rent an apartment in the metro Milwaukee area, a new study has shown where the most expensive – and the cheapest – places to rent in the area.

According to Rent Cafe, renters in Brookfield typically see the highest monthly rates, while those in Racine see the cheapest prices.

The average rent in Wisconsin cities is generally lower than the national average rent, the study found The fastest-growing rents in August were in West Allis, where rental apartment prices increased by 13.2 percent year over year, $122 more since last year. Greenfield apartments saw the second highest annual increase, jumping by 6.1 percent, making them $61 more expensive than last year. The slowest rising rents were in Verona, where prices increased by 1.6 percent compared to August last year.

Here is a breakdown of the average rent prices as of August 2019.


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