Grand Rapids, MI Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
88
Grand Rapids's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
77 out of 173
In Michigan
1,324 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 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 88 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 89.

The standard of living in Grand Rapids ranks as #1,324 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Michigan. By definition, that implies Grand Rapids ranks as the #5,083 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 88 89 100
Services 95 95 100
Groceries 91 88 100
Health 96 94 100
Housing 69 74 100
Transportation 106 106 100
Utilities 99 99 100
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.

$143,400
Median Home Value
$925
Median Rent
$50,103
Median Income
Statistic Grand Rapids Michigan United States
Median Home Value $143,400 $154,900 $217,500
Median Rent $925 $871 $1,062
Median Income $50,103 $57,144 $62,843
Home Value To Income 2.9x 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 $0.87 $1.01
Movie $11.27 $10.72
Bowling $17.0 $13.86

Detailed Grand Rapids Groceries Costs Vs. Michigan

Item Grand Rapids Michigan
Ground Beef $3.49 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.19 $1.4
Milk $1.76 $1.96

Detailed Grand Rapids Health Costs Vs. Michigan

Item Grand Rapids Michigan
Haircut $16.34 $17.49
Beauty Salon $34.33 $38.17
Toothpaste $1.78 $2.32

Detailed Grand Rapids Transportation Costs Vs. Michigan

Item Grand Rapids 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 Grand Rapids Utilities Costs Vs. Michigan

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

Grand Rapids SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
7
Affordability
6
Diversity
9
Safety
5
Amenities
10
Education
8
Commute
9

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Grand Rapids

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Grand Rapids
Wyoming, MI 75,702 86 1.0x
Kentwood, MI 51,693 90 1.0x
Forest Hills, MI 27,830 112 1.3x
Walker, MI 24,816 91 1.0x
Jenison, MI 17,431 93 1.1x
Cutlerville, MI 16,895 89 1.0x
Grandville, MI 15,942 90 1.0x
Northview, MI 15,394 92 1.0x
East Grand Rapids, MI 11,759 115 1.3x
Comstock Park, MI 10,306 88 1.0x

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