According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Muskegon has an overall cost of living index of 81 which is 0.8x lower than the national index of 100.
Compared to only Michigan, Muskegon has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than Michigan's index of 89.
The standard of living in Muskegon ranks as #305 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Michigan. By definition, that implies Muskegon ranks as the #6,102 most expensive place in the Wolverine State.
|Living Expense||Muskegon||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. Muskegon|
|Forest Hills, MI||27,830||112||1.4x|
|Norton Shores, MI||24,467||89||1.1x|
|East Grand Rapids, MI||11,759||115||1.4x|
|Muskegon Heights, MI||10,748||79||1.0x|