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.
|Living Expense||Grand Rapids||Michigan||National Average|
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.
|City||Population||Cost Of Living||Vs. Grand Rapids|
|Forest Hills, MI||27,830||112||1.3x|
|East Grand Rapids, MI||11,759||115||1.3x|
|Comstock Park, MI||10,306||88||1.0x|