Grosse Pointe 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.
IndexGrosse PointeMichiganNational
Cost of living index10989100
IndexGrosse PointeMichiganNational
Goods & Services index9695100
Groceries index9092100
Health care index9996100
Housing index13973100
Transportation index9897100
Utilities index105100100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Grosse Pointe, MI cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Grosse Pointe, MI is 109, which is 23% higher than the Michigan average and 9% higher 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 Grosse Pointe, MI are 1% higher than the Michigan average and 4% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Grosse Pointe is 23% higher than the Michigan average.
  • The cost of living in Grosse Pointe is 9% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Grosse Pointe is 39% 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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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$115,484$9,624$2,694$3,465
Renters$56,250$4,688$1,312$1,688
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Grosse Pointe, MI as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Grosse Pointe, MI homeowners, is $115,484. This would allow for a maximum of $2,694 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $56,250 which would result in a maximum of $1,312 to be spent on rental costs.

Michigan Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Michigan6%6%

Michigan Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Michigan4.25%4.25%
For those who live in Grosse Pointe, MI and want to know what the true cost of living is, they ought to look at both the Michigan income tax rate and the Michigan sales tax rate. By sales tax, we mean the taxes that are included whenever a person is purchasing any goods or services. The amount that is taxed depends upon the particular state, where some states have a sales tax of zero percent while others can have a tax higher than seven percent. In Michigan, the sales tax is 6%, while the most you'll pay in surtax is 6%. There is also income tax to consider, which is based upon the amount of money made in a year. Just like sales tax, income tax depends upon the particular state but also depends upon what tax bracket the person is in. Income tax for the state can be higher than nine percent in some states to zero percent in others. For those that live in Michigan, the income tax rate ranges between 4.25% to 4.25%.

Goods & Services

ItemGrosse PointeNational 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

ItemGrosse PointeNational 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

ItemGrosse PointeNational 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

ItemGrosse PointeNational avg.Difference
Home Price $248,600.00$175,700.0041.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $927.72$1,081.0314.2%
Apartment Rent $1,231.00$920.0033.8%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemGrosse PointeNational 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.

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Highland Park, MI10,95178-22%
Hamtramck, MI22,25678-22%
River Rouge, MI7,76179-21%
Ecorse, MI9,40179-21%
Center Line, MI8,27980-20%
Grosse Pointe, MI5,3501099%

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Source: The Grosse Pointe, MI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.