St. James 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.
IndexSt. JamesMichiganNational
Cost of living index9689100
IndexSt. JamesMichiganNational
Goods & Services index9795100
Groceries index9192100
Health care index10796100
Housing index8973100
Transportation index10397100
Utilities index111100100

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  • The cost of living in St. James is 8% higher than the Michigan average.
  • The cost of living in St. James is 4% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in St. James is 11% 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$68,750$5,729$1,604$2,063

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

ItemSt. JamesNational avg.Difference
Haircut $10.00$14.5931.5%
Beauty Salon $25.38$34.6826.8%
Toothpaste $1.86$2.4724.8%
Shampoo $0.81$1.0220.7%
Movie $10.00$9.871.3%
Bowling $2.60$4.3940.8%

Groceries

ItemSt. JamesNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.26$4.484.8%
Fried Chicken $1.57$1.467.2%
Milk $2.32$2.361.6%
Potatoes $1.83$3.0640.2%
Pizza $9.00$9.242.6%
Beer $7.41$8.6314.2%

Health Care

ItemSt. JamesNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $61.25$99.7838.6%
Doctor $138.88$105.0332.2%
Dentist $85.52$88.703.6%
Ibuprofen $9.22$9.412.0%
Lipitor $320.38$298.507.3%

Housing

ItemSt. JamesNational avg.Difference
Home Price $158,300.00$175,700.009.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $907.91$1,081.0316.0%
Apartment Rent $800.00$920.0013.0%

Transportation

ItemSt. JamesNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.01$2.093.9%
Tire Balancing $56.00$45.2923.7%

Utilities

ItemSt. JamesNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$169.27$170.800.9%
Phone $35.98$28.2627.3%
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.
St. James, MI21896-4%

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St. James, MI21896-4%
Source: The St. James, MI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.