According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Rochester has an overall cost of living index of 117 which is 1.2x higher than the national index of 100.
Compared to only Michigan, Rochester has a cost of living index that's 1.3x higher than Michigan's index of 91.
The standard of living in Rochester ranks as #4,630 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Michigan. By definition, that implies Rochester ranks as the #1,789 most expensive place in the Wolverine State.
|Living Expense||Rochester||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. Rochester|
|Sterling Heights, MI||132,296||97||0.8x|
|Farmington Hills, MI||80,937||107||0.9x|
|Rochester Hills, MI||74,340||111||0.9x|
|Royal Oak, MI||59,256||101||0.9x|
|Auburn Hills, MI||23,984||97||0.8x|