I'll agree with most of that.Wisconsin is not exactly cheap. Compared to CA maybe but still can be pricey in nice established non-rural area. Best advice I have is to move very little and start from scratch there. A small rental truck from UHaul would cost about $2k not including gas and all the other travel costs along the way (hotel, food, etc.). Save all that cash and use it to buy new stuff in WI. Craigslist is also a great way to quickly furnish a place for cheap. You can find all kinds of like new stuff. You'd be surprised.
There won;t be much of a culture shock because, well, WI has very little culture! Beer, brats and large women. Get that down and you are like the natives. Oh, and you have to like cry-baby QBs too.
Seriously though housing costs are very reasonable here. Not sure if they will be looking to rent or buy, a nice apartment or house rental with garage can be had in a good neighborhood for $600-900.
Buying a house in or near Appleton would run around $150,000 to 200,000. That would get you around 1800 sqft, 3 bedroom, 3 car garage, nice yard etc.
They are many benefits to this area.
At a Glance
Gross Metro Product: $13.8 B
Median Household Income: $68,563
Median Home Price: $183,000
Job Growth (2018): 0.5%
Cost of Living: 11% below nat'l avg
College Attainment: 29.9%
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