Bay City, MI Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
85
Bay City's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
46 out of 175
In Michigan
777 out of 6,412
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Bay City is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Bay City, MI?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Bay City has an overall cost of living index of 85 which is 0.8x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Michigan, Bay City has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than Michigan's index of 91.

The standard of living in Bay City ranks as #777 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Michigan. By definition, that implies Bay City ranks as the #5,642 most expensive place in the Wolverine State.

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Bay City Cost Of Living Vs. Michigan

Living Expense Bay City Michigan National Average
Overall 85 91 100
Services 108 95 100
Groceries 99 90 100
Health 95 96 100
Housing 42 76 100
Transportation 109 101 100
Utilities 96 103 100
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Bay City Cost of Living Vs. MI

Bay City, 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.

$68,000
Median Home Value
$635
Median Rent
$38,014
Median Income
Statistic Bay City Michigan United States
Median Home Value $68,000 $162,600 $229,800
Median Rent $635 $892 $1,096
Median Income $38,014 $59,234 $64,994
Home Value To Income 1.8x 2.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.2x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Bay City Services Costs Vs. Michigan

Item Bay City Michigan
Shampoo $0.94 $1.06
Movie $11.26 $10.68
Bowling $19.8 $14.67

Detailed Bay City Groceries Costs Vs. Michigan

Item Bay City Michigan
Ground Beef $4.55 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.13 $1.39
Milk $1.44 $2.05

Detailed Bay City Health Costs Vs. Michigan

Item Bay City Michigan
Haircut $18.95 $18.62
Beauty Salon $54.27 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.43 $2.34

Detailed Bay City Transportation Costs Vs. Michigan

Item Bay City Michigan
Potatoes $4.18 $3.29
Pizza $10.82 $10.62
Beer $8.42 $9.38
Optometrist $81.52 $108.57
Doctor $104.59 $116.17
Dentist $99.57 $99.13

Detailed Bay City Utilities Costs Vs. Michigan

Item Bay City Michigan
Gasoline $2.25 $2.22
Tire Balancing $58.95 $50.07
All Electricity $159.51 $167.67
Phone $178.81 $175.64

Bay City SnackAbility

4
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
3
Affordability
8.5
Diversity
7
Safety
5
Amenities
9
Education
5
Commute
8.5

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