Lake Linden 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.
IndexLake LindenMichiganNational
Cost of living index7989100
IndexLake LindenMichiganNational
Goods & Services index9394100
Groceries index9194100
Health care index104100100
Housing index3973100
Transportation index103101100
Utilities index10396100

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  • The cost of living in Lake Linden is 11% lower than the Michigan average.
  • The cost of living in Lake Linden is 21% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Lake Linden 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$46,389$3,866$1,082$1,392
Renters$15,813$1,318$369$474

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

ItemLake LindenNational avg.Difference
Haircut $9.88$15.5636.5%
Beauty Salon $23.75$36.1134.2%
Toothpaste $1.51$2.4739.0%
Shampoo $0.90$0.966.9%
Movie $10.06$10.130.6%
Bowling $2.60$4.7445.1%

Groceries

ItemLake LindenNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.85$3.983.3%
Fried Chicken $1.42$1.410.6%
Milk $1.66$2.0619.5%
Potatoes $1.78$2.9840.5%
Pizza $8.97$9.475.4%
Beer $7.44$8.7915.4%

Health Care

ItemLake LindenNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $60.59$101.0440.0%
Doctor $138.70$107.4429.1%
Dentist $86.47$90.424.4%
Ibuprofen $9.33$9.280.6%
Lipitor $438.22$426.502.7%

Housing

ItemLake LindenNational avg.Difference
Home Price $63,700.00$175,700.0063.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $877.86$1,133.2322.5%
Apartment Rent $428.00$920.0053.5%

Transportation

ItemLake LindenNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.96$1.991.6%
Tire Balancing $51.31$45.7612.1%

Utilities

ItemLake LindenNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$145.56$163.8111.1%
Phone $34.63$28.3922.0%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Ahmeek, MI12874-26%
Calumet, MI76578-22%
South Range, MI76180-20%
Hubbell, MI1,06881-19%
Copper City, MI25381-19%
Lake Linden, MI1,10879-21%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Cascade Locks, OR1,1081033%
Newark, IL1,1081011%
Meridian CDP, OK1,10876-24%
Okeene, OK1,10880-20%
Fanning Springs, FL1,10987-13%
Lake Linden, MI1,10879-21%
Source: The Lake Linden, MI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.