Forest Hills, MI Cost Of Living

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2021-02-06
112
Forest Hills's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average
163 out of 173
In Michigan
4,290 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 Forest Hills is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Forest Hills, MI?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Forest Hills has an overall cost of living index of 112 which is 1.1x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Michigan, Forest Hills has a cost of living index that's 1.3x higher than Michigan's index of 89.

The standard of living in Forest Hills ranks as #4,292 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Michigan. By definition, that implies Forest Hills ranks as the #2,114 most expensive place in the Wolverine State.

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Forest Hills Cost Of Living Vs. Michigan

Living Expense Forest Hills Michigan National Average
Overall 112 89 100
Services 95 95 100
Groceries 91 88 100
Health 96 94 100
Housing 148 74 100
Transportation 106 106 100
Utilities 99 99 100
For more reading on cost of living around Michigan, check out:
Forest Hills Cost of Living Vs. MI

Forest Hills, 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.

$347,500
Median Home Value
$1,368
Median Rent
$119,404
Median Income
Statistic Forest Hills Michigan United States
Median Home Value $347,500 $154,900 $217,500
Median Rent $1,368 $871 $1,062
Median Income $119,404 $57,144 $62,843
Home Value To Income 2.9x 2.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.14x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Forest Hills Services Costs Vs. Michigan

Item Forest Hills Michigan
Shampoo $0.87 $1.01
Movie $11.27 $10.72
Bowling $17.0 $13.86

Detailed Forest Hills Groceries Costs Vs. Michigan

Item Forest Hills Michigan
Ground Beef $3.49 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.19 $1.4
Milk $1.76 $1.96

Detailed Forest Hills Health Costs Vs. Michigan

Item Forest Hills Michigan
Haircut $16.34 $17.49
Beauty Salon $34.33 $38.17
Toothpaste $1.78 $2.32

Detailed Forest Hills Transportation Costs Vs. Michigan

Item Forest Hills Michigan
Potatoes $2.92 $3.18
Pizza $9.99 $10.39
Beer $8.25 $9.23
Optometrist $102.67 $106.34
Doctor $98.67 $115.25
Dentist $95.25 $98.38

Detailed Forest Hills Utilities Costs Vs. Michigan

Item Forest Hills Michigan
Gasoline $2.79 $2.59
Tire Balancing $52.0 $48.9
All Electricity $167.87 $167.6
Phone $178.16 $163.42

Forest Hills SnackAbility

7.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
9/10
Housing
9
Affordability
8.5
Diversity
6
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8
Education
10
Commute
8.5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Forest Hills

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Forest Hills
Grand Rapids, MI 198,401 88 0.8x
Wyoming, MI 75,702 86 0.8x
Kentwood, MI 51,693 90 0.8x
Jenison, MI 17,431 93 0.8x
Cutlerville, MI 16,895 89 0.8x
Grandville, MI 15,942 90 0.8x
Northview, MI 15,394 92 0.8x
East Grand Rapids, MI 11,759 115 1.0x
Comstock Park, MI 10,306 88 0.8x
Hudsonville, MI 7,366 90 0.8x

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