Douglas 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.
Cost of living index10089100
Goods & Services index10195100
Groceries index9492100
Health care index9596100
Housing index10473100
Transportation index9797100
Utilities index96100100

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  • The cost of living in Douglas is 12% higher than the Michigan average.
  • The cost of living in Douglas is equal to the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Douglas is 4% higher 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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Goods & Services

ItemDouglasNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.00$14.599.6%
Beauty Salon $35.00$34.680.9%
Toothpaste $1.72$2.4730.5%
Shampoo $0.98$1.024.1%
Movie $10.15$9.872.9%
Bowling $4.27$4.392.8%


ItemDouglasNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.49$4.480.3%
Fried Chicken $1.19$1.4618.7%
Milk $2.45$2.364.0%
Potatoes $2.82$3.067.9%
Pizza $8.96$9.243.1%
Beer $9.04$8.634.7%

Health Care

ItemDouglasNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $84.50$99.7815.3%
Doctor $94.00$105.0310.5%
Dentist $79.67$88.7010.2%
Ibuprofen $8.48$9.419.9%
Lipitor $342.99$298.5014.9%


ItemDouglasNational avg.Difference
Home Price $213,500.00$175,700.0021.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $849.65$1,081.0321.4%
Apartment Rent $596.00$920.0035.2%


ItemDouglasNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.95$2.096.8%
Tire Balancing $48.00$45.296.0%


ItemDouglasNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$159.83$170.806.4%
Phone $27.99$28.260.9%
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.
Fennville, MI1,75777-23%
Zeeland, MI5,56689-11%
Beechwood, MI3,09090-10%
Holland, MI33,34290-10%
Saugatuck, MI88311616%
Douglas, MI1,046100-0%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Pescadero, CA1,04615555%
Maud, OK1,04673-27%
Hardin, IL1,04684-16%
Hanover, OH1,04589-11%
Pine Hill, AL1,04580-20%
Douglas, MI1,046100-0%
Source: The Douglas, MI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.