West 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.
IndexWest DouglasKalamazooMichigan
Cost of living index737988
IndexWest DouglasKalamazooMichigan
Goods & Services index858593
Groceries index818191
Health care index919194
Housing index395974
Transportation index100100103
Utilities index878791

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  • The cost of living in West Douglas is 17% lower than the Kalamazoo average.
  • The cost of living in West Douglas is 27% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in West Douglas 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)
Household$27,958$2,330$652$839

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

ItemKalamazooNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.21$16.095.5%
Beauty Salon $16.11$37.3356.8%
Toothpaste $1.83$2.4525.2%
Shampoo $0.79$1.0021.4%
Movie $8.13$10.2820.9%
Bowling $3.45$4.9330.1%

Groceries

ItemKalamazooNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $2.77$3.8027.2%
Fried Chicken $1.06$1.4023.9%
Milk $1.51$2.0124.6%
Potatoes $2.51$3.0116.6%
Pizza $8.83$9.8910.7%
Beer $7.81$8.9012.2%

Health Care

ItemKalamazooNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $57.90$102.1643.3%
Doctor $87.75$108.3619.0%
Dentist $93.92$92.531.5%
Ibuprofen $7.55$9.2818.6%
Lipitor $420.02$425.821.4%

Housing

ItemKalamazooNational avg.Difference
Home Price $96,600.00$184,700.0047.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $754.32$1,202.4437.3%
Apartment Rent $715.00$949.0024.7%

Transportation

ItemKalamazooNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.30$2.242.5%
Tire Balancing $44.25$46.294.4%

Utilities

ItemKalamazooNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$168.13$165.961.3%
Phone $19.99$28.6830.3%
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.
Galesburg, MI2,05374-26%
Gobles, MI82375-25%
Augusta, MI91477-23%
Eastwood, MI5,71378-22%
Paw Paw, MI3,40878-22%
Kalamazoo, MI75,88579-21%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Upland, CA75,85114141%
Camden, NJ76,00596-4%
Arlington Heights, IL75,72112626%
Albany, GA75,65786-14%
Auburn, WA75,60711616%
Kalamazoo, MI75,88579-21%
Source: The West Douglas, Kalamazoo, MI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.