Forest Hills, MI Cost Of Living

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-03-08
Forest Hills's Overall Cost Of Living
Higher Than The National Average
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 #4292 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Michigan. By definition, that implies Forest Hills ranks as the #2114 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
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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.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Forest Hills Michigan United States
Median Home Value $329,900 $146,200 $204,900
Median Rent $1,363 $850 $1,023
Median Income $117,173 $54,938 $60,293
Home Value To Income 2.8x 2.7x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.14x 0.19x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Forest Hills

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Forest Hills
Grand Rapids, MI 197,081 88 0.8x
Wyoming, MI 75,532 86 0.8x
Kentwood, MI 51,525 90 0.8x
Jenison, MI 17,794 93 0.8x
Cutlerville, MI 16,623 89 0.8x
Grandville, MI 15,952 90 0.8x
Northview, MI 15,391 92 0.8x
East Grand Rapids, MI 11,642 115 1.0x
Comstock Park, MI 10,374 88 0.8x
Hudsonville, MI 7,344 90 0.8x

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