Port Austin 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.
IndexPort AustinMichiganNational
Cost of living index8389100
IndexPort AustinMichiganNational
Goods & Services index9695100
Groceries index9092100
Health care index9996100
Housing index5173100
Transportation index9897100
Utilities index105100100

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  • The cost of living in Port Austin is 7% lower than the Michigan average.
  • The cost of living in Port Austin is 17% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Port Austin is 49% 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$33,750$2,813$787$1,013
Renters$15,000$1,250$350$450

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

ItemPort AustinNational 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

ItemPort AustinNational 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

ItemPort AustinNational 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

ItemPort AustinNational avg.Difference
Home Price $98,500.00$175,700.0043.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $927.72$1,081.0314.2%
Apartment Rent $367.00$920.0060.1%

Transportation

ItemPort AustinNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.95$2.096.9%
Tire Balancing $50.92$45.2912.4%

Utilities

ItemPort AustinNational 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.
Kinde, MI48880-20%
Port Hope, MI23180-20%
Pigeon, MI1,22184-16%
Caseville, MI84385-15%
Port Austin, MI71583-17%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Madrid, NY71593-7%
Lydia, LA71577-23%
Science Hill, KY71585-15%
Orderville, UT71588-12%
Oldenburg, IN71584-16%
Port Austin, MI71583-17%
Source: The Port Austin, MI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.