Beecher cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexBeecherMichiganNational
Cost of living index8089100
IndexBeecherMichiganNational
Goods & Services index9695100
Groceries index9092100
Health care index9996100
Housing index4273100
Transportation index9897100
Utilities index105100100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Beecher, MI is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Beecher, MI enjoy a cost of living index of 80. This index is 10% lower than the Michigan average, and 20% lower than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Beecher, MI, the average cost of goods and services is 1% higher than it is in Michigan, and it is 4% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Beecher is 10% lower than the Michigan average.
  • The cost of living in Beecher is 20% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Beecher is 58% lower than the national average.
  • Michigan general sales tax is 18% higher than the national average.
  • Michigan state income tax is 91% higher than the national average.

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The salary calculator is used in order to provide a comparison of your current salary in Beecher, MI to another city of your choice. The calculator will inform you of what your salary needs to be in any specific city in order for you to maintain your living standard based on what the city’s cost of living is. As an example, if you are seeking to move to a city that has a higher cost of living compared to Beecher, MI, you would have to earn a higher income to maintain a standard of living that is similar. To get started with the Beecher, MI salary calculator, input the new city’s name and then move the slider to indicate your current income. The salary calculator will now process the numbers and show you whether you need to earn more or less in the chosen city. A comprehensive breakdown of the cost of living will also be shown.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$33,310$2,776$777$999
Renters$16,203$1,350$378$486
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Beecher, MI, all you must look at is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In Beecher, MI, the median monthly income is $33,310 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $777 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $16,203, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $378 on monthly rental expenses.

Michigan Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Michigan6%6%

Michigan Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Michigan4.25%4.25%
When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Beecher, MI, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Michigan, as well as the rate for income tax in Michigan. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Michigan is 6%, and the sales tax in the state of Michigan is 6%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Michigan starts from 4.25% and goes up to 4.25%.

Goods & Services

ItemBeecherNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.10$14.5910.3%
Beauty Salon $48.30$34.6839.3%
Toothpaste $1.94$2.4721.6%
Shampoo $0.89$1.0212.9%
Movie $9.93$9.870.6%
Bowling $3.41$4.3922.4%

Groceries

ItemBeecherNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.26$4.484.8%
Fried Chicken $1.19$1.4618.7%
Milk $1.97$2.3616.4%
Potatoes $2.74$3.0610.5%
Pizza $9.00$9.242.6%
Beer $8.39$8.632.8%

Health Care

ItemBeecherNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $81.50$99.7818.3%
Doctor $106.00$105.030.9%
Dentist $89.30$88.700.7%
Ibuprofen $8.22$9.4112.7%
Lipitor $309.77$298.503.8%

Housing

ItemBeecherNational avg.Difference
Home Price $43,400.00$175,700.0075.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $927.72$1,081.0314.2%
Apartment Rent $747.00$920.0018.8%

Transportation

ItemBeecherNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.95$2.096.9%
Tire Balancing $50.92$45.2912.4%

Utilities

ItemBeecherNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$178.99$170.804.8%
Phone $29.99$28.266.1%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Flint, MI100,56979-21%
Otisville, MI79880-20%
Mount Morris, MI3,03281-19%
Durand, MI3,39682-18%
Burt, MI1,09582-18%
Beecher, MI10,23080-20%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Pleasant Grove, AL10,23095-5%
Big Lake city, MN10,23099-1%
Smithfield, UT10,233100-0%
Portage, WI10,22795-5%
Manchester, TN10,22388-12%
Beecher, MI10,23080-20%
Source: The Beecher, MI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.