Grand Rapids, MI Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
90
Grand Rapids's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
84 out of 175
In Michigan
1,633 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 Grand Rapids is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Grand Rapids, MI?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Grand Rapids has an overall cost of living index of 90 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Michigan, Grand Rapids has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than Michigan's index of 91.

The standard of living in Grand Rapids ranks as #1,633 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Michigan. By definition, that implies Grand Rapids ranks as the #4,785 most expensive place in the Wolverine State.

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Grand Rapids Cost Of Living Vs. Michigan

Living Expense Grand Rapids Michigan National Average
Overall 90 91 100
Services 98 95 100
Groceries 90 90 100
Health 95 96 100
Housing 70 76 100
Transportation 108 101 100
Utilities 100 103 100
For more reading on cost of living around Michigan, check out:
Grand Rapids Cost of Living Vs. MI

Grand Rapids, 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.

$156,500
Median Home Value
$947
Median Rent
$51,333
Median Income
Statistic Grand Rapids Michigan United States
Median Home Value $156,500 $162,600 $229,800
Median Rent $947 $892 $1,096
Median Income $51,333 $59,234 $64,994
Home Value To Income 3.0x 2.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.22x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Grand Rapids Services Costs Vs. Michigan

Item Grand Rapids Michigan
Shampoo $0.89 $1.06
Movie $11.37 $10.68
Bowling $16.78 $14.67

Detailed Grand Rapids Groceries Costs Vs. Michigan

Item Grand Rapids Michigan
Ground Beef $4.5 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.12 $1.39
Milk $1.59 $2.05

Detailed Grand Rapids Health Costs Vs. Michigan

Item Grand Rapids Michigan
Haircut $20.22 $18.62
Beauty Salon $32.55 $39.05
Toothpaste $1.98 $2.34

Detailed Grand Rapids Transportation Costs Vs. Michigan

Item Grand Rapids Michigan
Potatoes $2.75 $3.29
Pizza $10.16 $10.62
Beer $8.21 $9.38
Optometrist $105.11 $108.57
Doctor $98.0 $116.17
Dentist $94.78 $99.13

Detailed Grand Rapids Utilities Costs Vs. Michigan

Item Grand Rapids Michigan
Gasoline $2.23 $2.22
Tire Balancing $60.0 $50.07
All Electricity $170.23 $167.67
Phone $181.0 $175.64

Grand Rapids SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
8
Affordability
6
Diversity
9
Safety
5
Amenities
10
Education
8
Commute
8.5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Grand Rapids

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Grand Rapids
Wyoming, MI 75,999 89 1.0x
Kentwood, MI 51,780 92 1.0x
Forest Hills, MI 28,690 112 1.2x
Walker, MI 24,930 91 1.0x
Cutlerville, MI 17,988 88 1.0x
Jenison, MI 17,851 94 1.0x
Grandville, MI 15,906 89 1.0x
Northview, MI 15,209 94 1.0x
East Grand Rapids, MI 11,855 115 1.3x
Comstock Park, MI 10,659 89 1.0x

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