New Haven 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.
IndexNew HavenMichiganNational
Cost of living index8989100
IndexNew HavenMichiganNational
Goods & Services index9695100
Groceries index9092100
Health care index9996100
Housing index7173100
Transportation index9897100
Utilities index105100100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the New Haven, MI cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Michigan and cities across the country, the cost of living index in New Haven, MI is 89, which is equal to the Michigan average and 11% lower than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in New Haven, MI are 1% higher than the average for Michigan and 4% lower than the rest of the country.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in New Haven is equal to the Michigan average.
  • The cost of living in New Haven is 11% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in New Haven is 29% 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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Using the salary calculator lets you compare the salary you earn in New Haven, MI to what it is in other cities. It will let you know what your earnings would have to be in another city to have the same standard of living, as determined by the cost of living in each city. For example, if the cost of living in the area you want to move to is higher than the cost of living in New Haven, MI, you have to earn a higher income in order to still have the same standard of living. To operate the New Haven, MI salary calculator, put in the name of the other city, then move the slider to the point that represents the current income. The salary calculator will take care of the rest and tell you how much more or less you must earn in the new city. A Total breakdown of the cost of living is also provided.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$55,795$4,650$1,302$1,674
Renters$20,721$1,727$483$622
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in New Haven, MI, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In New Haven, MI homeowners have a median income of $55,795. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,302 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $20,721, which means there is a maximum of $483 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

Michigan Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Michigan6%6%

Michigan Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Michigan4.25%4.25%
The Michigan sales tax and Michigan income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in New Haven, MI. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Michigan sales tax is 6% and the maximum surtax is 6%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Michigan income tax rates range from 4.25% to 4.25%.

Goods & Services

ItemNew HavenNational 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

ItemNew HavenNational 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

ItemNew HavenNational 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

ItemNew HavenNational avg.Difference
Home Price $103,200.00$175,700.0041.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $927.72$1,081.0314.2%
Apartment Rent $927.00$920.000.8%

Transportation

ItemNew HavenNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.95$2.096.9%
Tire Balancing $50.92$45.2912.4%

Utilities

ItemNew HavenNational 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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Mount Clemens, MI16,34582-18%
Marine City, MI4,19384-16%
Memphis, MI1,20085-15%
Almont, MI2,67086-14%
Algonac, MI4,06587-13%
New Haven, MI4,66589-11%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Lawrenceville, IL4,66579-21%
Spry, PA4,6641033%
Dacula, GA4,66499-1%
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ4,66415858%
Greenfield, OH4,66679-21%
New Haven, MI4,66589-11%
Source: The New Haven, MI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.