Taylor 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.
Cost of living index8489100
Goods & Services index9695100
Groceries index9092100
Health care index9996100
Housing index5573100
Transportation index9897100
Utilities index105100100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Taylor, MI is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Taylor, MI enjoy a cost of living index of 84. This index is 5% lower than the Michigan average, and 16% lower than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Taylor, MI, the average cost of goods and services is 1% higher than it is in Michigan, and it is 4% lower than the national average.

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  • The cost of living in Taylor is 5% lower than the Michigan average.
  • The cost of living in Taylor is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Taylor is 45% 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)
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Taylor, MI, all you must look at is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In Taylor, MI, the median monthly income is $52,330 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,221 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $26,798, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $625 on monthly rental expenses.

Michigan Sales Tax

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Michigan Income Tax

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When you are determining the total cost of living in Taylor, MI you will want to make sure you consider both the Michigan sales tax and the Michigan income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Michigan is 6%, with the highest surtax being 6%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Michigan have a range from 4.25% to 4.25%.

Goods & Services

ItemTaylorNational 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%


ItemTaylorNational 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

ItemTaylorNational 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%


ItemTaylorNational avg.Difference
Home Price $73,900.00$175,700.0057.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $927.72$1,081.0314.2%
Apartment Rent $795.00$920.0013.6%


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


ItemTaylorNational 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.
Highland Park, MI10,95178-22%
Hamtramck, MI22,25678-22%
River Rouge, MI7,76179-21%
Ecorse, MI9,40179-21%
Detroit, MI695,43780-20%
Taylor, MI62,33184-16%

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Taylor, MI62,33184-16%
Source: The Taylor, MI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.