Ironwood 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.
IndexIronwoodMichiganNational
Cost of living index7889100
IndexIronwoodMichiganNational
Goods & Services index9395100
Groceries index9592100
Health care index10996100
Housing index4075100
Transportation index9797100
Utilities index91100100

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  • The cost of living in Ironwood is 13% lower than the Michigan average.
  • The cost of living in Ironwood is 22% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Ironwood is 60% 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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Compare Ironwood, MI Cost of living To Other Cities

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

ItemIronwoodNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.65$14.596.5%
Beauty Salon $28.33$34.6818.3%
Toothpaste $2.18$2.4711.9%
Shampoo $0.95$1.027.0%
Movie $9.00$9.878.8%
Bowling $3.25$4.3926.0%

Groceries

ItemIronwoodNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.74$4.485.9%
Fried Chicken $1.36$1.467.1%
Milk $2.51$2.366.5%
Potatoes $2.52$3.0617.7%
Pizza $9.00$9.242.6%
Beer $7.64$8.6311.5%

Health Care

ItemIronwoodNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $115.00$99.7815.3%
Doctor $152.90$105.0345.6%
Dentist $81.60$88.708.0%
Ibuprofen $9.05$9.413.8%
Lipitor $282.82$298.505.3%

Housing

ItemIronwoodNational avg.Difference
Home Price $54,900.00$181,400.0069.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $930.34$1,081.0313.9%
Apartment Rent $547.00$889.0038.5%

Transportation

ItemIronwoodNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.20$2.095.2%
Tire Balancing $33.00$45.2927.1%

Utilities

ItemIronwoodNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$144.02$170.8015.7%
Phone $28.16$28.260.3%
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.
Pence, WI13376-24%
Bessemer, MI2,15476-24%
Wakefield, MI1,83176-24%
Saxon, WI9477-23%
Hurley, WI1,36577-23%
Ironwood, MI5,36678-22%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Midfield, AL5,36685-15%
Locust Grove, GA5,36695-5%
Fairport, NY5,3651011%
Dayton, KY5,36484-16%
Shippensburg, PA5,37198-2%
Ironwood, MI5,36678-22%
Source: The Ironwood, MI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.