Carleton 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.
IndexCarletonMichiganNational
Cost of living index8689100
IndexCarletonMichiganNational
Goods & Services index9594100
Groceries index11094100
Health care index125100100
Housing index5573100
Transportation index99101100
Utilities index9496100

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  • The cost of living in Carleton is 3% lower than the Michigan average.
  • The cost of living in Carleton is 14% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Carleton is 45% 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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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$44,250$3,688$1,032$1,328
Renters$31,641$2,637$738$949

Michigan Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Michigan6%6%

Michigan Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Michigan4.25%4.25%

Goods & Services

ItemCarletonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.18$15.568.9%
Beauty Salon $46.84$36.1129.7%
Toothpaste $2.53$2.472.5%
Shampoo $1.12$0.9616.0%
Movie $12.29$10.1321.4%
Bowling $4.17$4.7412.0%

Groceries

ItemCarletonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.22$3.985.8%
Fried Chicken $2.24$1.4159.1%
Milk $2.11$2.062.5%
Potatoes $2.58$2.9813.4%
Pizza $9.62$9.471.6%
Beer $8.70$8.791.1%

Health Care

ItemCarletonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $100.12$101.040.9%
Doctor $156.76$107.4445.9%
Dentist $121.27$90.4234.1%
Ibuprofen $8.49$9.288.6%
Lipitor $445.93$426.504.6%

Housing

ItemCarletonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $80,000.00$175,700.0054.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,367.76$1,133.2320.7%
Apartment Rent $713.00$920.0022.5%

Transportation

ItemCarletonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.98$1.990.5%
Tire Balancing $44.07$45.763.7%

Utilities

ItemCarletonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$181.88$163.8111.0%
Phone $20.05$28.3929.4%
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.
River Rouge, MI7,76180-20%
Ecorse, MI9,40180-20%
Lincoln Park, MI37,64883-17%
Romulus, MI23,72184-16%
West Monroe, MI3,24886-14%
Carleton, MI2,33286-14%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Brewster, WA2,33290-10%
Newton, TX2,33275-25%
De Leon, TX2,33277-23%
Avilla, IN2,33284-16%
Fairfax, IA2,3321055%
Carleton, MI2,33286-14%
Source: The Carleton, MI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.