Ecorse 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.
IndexEcorseMichiganNational
Cost of living index8089100
IndexEcorseMichiganNational
Goods & Services index9594100
Groceries index9194100
Health care index94100100
Housing index3973100
Transportation index104101100
Utilities index10996100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Ecorse, MI cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Ecorse, MI is 80, which is 10% lower than the Michigan average and 20% lower than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Ecorse, MI are 1% higher than the Michigan average and 5% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Ecorse is 10% lower than the Michigan average.
  • The cost of living in Ecorse is 20% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Ecorse is 61% 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$36,497$3,041$852$1,095
Renters$16,946$1,412$395$508
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Ecorse, MI by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Ecorse, MI have a median income of $36,497. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $852 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $16,946, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $395.

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 Ecorse, 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

ItemEcorseNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.87$15.561.9%
Beauty Salon $50.30$36.1139.3%
Toothpaste $2.03$2.4717.8%
Shampoo $0.77$0.9620.6%
Movie $10.05$10.130.7%
Bowling $3.57$4.7424.5%

Groceries

ItemEcorseNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.45$3.9813.3%
Fried Chicken $1.15$1.4118.3%
Milk $1.76$2.0614.9%
Potatoes $3.29$2.9810.3%
Pizza $9.53$9.470.6%
Beer $8.29$8.795.8%

Health Care

ItemEcorseNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $70.00$101.0430.7%
Doctor $97.06$107.449.7%
Dentist $88.67$90.421.9%
Ibuprofen $8.21$9.2811.6%
Lipitor $439.15$426.503.0%

Housing

ItemEcorseNational avg.Difference
Home Price $39,200.00$175,700.0077.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $925.45$1,133.2318.3%
Apartment Rent $727.00$920.0021.0%

Transportation

ItemEcorseNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.04$1.992.5%
Tire Balancing $49.72$45.768.6%

Utilities

ItemEcorseNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$175.87$163.817.4%
Phone $31.51$28.3911.0%
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.

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Highland Park, MI10,95179-21%
Hamtramck, MI22,25679-21%
River Rouge, MI7,76180-20%
Detroit, MI695,43781-19%
Inkster, MI25,05682-18%
Ecorse, MI9,40180-20%

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Ecorse, MI9,40180-20%
Source: The Ecorse, MI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.