Ann Arbor, MI Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
110
Ann Arbor's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average
161 out of 173
In Michigan
4,134 out of 6,399
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Ann Arbor is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Ann Arbor, MI?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Ann Arbor has an overall cost of living index of 110 which is 1.1x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Michigan, Ann Arbor has a cost of living index that's 1.2x higher than Michigan's index of 89.

The standard of living in Ann Arbor ranks as #4,135 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Michigan. By definition, that implies Ann Arbor ranks as the #2,271 most expensive place in the Wolverine State.

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Ann Arbor Cost Of Living Vs. Michigan

Living Expense Ann Arbor Michigan National Average
Overall 110 89 100
Services 104 95 100
Groceries 93 88 100
Health 93 94 100
Housing 130 74 100
Transportation 114 106 100
Utilities 94 99 100
For more reading on cost of living around Michigan, check out:
Ann Arbor Cost of Living Vs. MI

Ann Arbor, MI Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in Michigan, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.

Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.

$323,400
Median Home Value
$1,237
Median Rent
$65,745
Median Income
Statistic Ann Arbor Michigan United States
Median Home Value $323,400 $154,900 $217,500
Median Rent $1,237 $871 $1,062
Median Income $65,745 $57,144 $62,843
Home Value To Income 4.9x 2.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.23x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Ann Arbor Services Costs Vs. Michigan

Item Ann Arbor Michigan
Shampoo $0.94 $1.01
Movie $11.09 $10.72
Bowling $19.6 $13.86

Detailed Ann Arbor Groceries Costs Vs. Michigan

Item Ann Arbor Michigan
Ground Beef $3.92 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.12 $1.4
Milk $1.27 $1.96

Detailed Ann Arbor Health Costs Vs. Michigan

Item Ann Arbor Michigan
Haircut $17.38 $17.49
Beauty Salon $52.83 $38.17
Toothpaste $1.97 $2.32

Detailed Ann Arbor Transportation Costs Vs. Michigan

Item Ann Arbor Michigan
Potatoes $3.1 $3.18
Pizza $10.49 $10.39
Beer $8.15 $9.23
Optometrist $83.25 $106.34
Doctor $100.0 $115.25
Dentist $93.78 $98.38

Detailed Ann Arbor Utilities Costs Vs. Michigan

Item Ann Arbor Michigan
Gasoline $2.9 $2.59
Tire Balancing $59.77 $48.9
All Electricity $152.8 $167.6
Phone $175.97 $163.42

Ann Arbor SnackAbility

8.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
5
Diversity
8.5
Safety
6
Amenities
9.5
Education
9.5
Commute
8.5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Ann Arbor

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Ann Arbor
Westland, MI 81,938 90 0.8x
Novi, MI 60,014 112 1.0x
Ypsilanti, MI 20,828 93 0.8x
Wixom, MI 13,902 101 0.9x
South Lyon, MI 11,788 97 0.9x
Saline, MI 9,251 102 0.9x
Plymouth, MI 9,124 106 1.0x
Whitmore Lake, MI 6,618 96 0.9x
Milan, MI 6,107 95 0.9x
Northville, MI 6,007 115 1.0x

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