Tecumseh 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.
IndexTecumsehMichiganNational
Cost of living index8889100
IndexTecumsehMichiganNational
Goods & Services index9695100
Groceries index9092100
Health care index9996100
Housing index6773100
Transportation index9897100
Utilities index105100100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Tecumseh, MI cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Michigan and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Tecumseh, MI is 88, which is 1% lower than the Michigan average and 12% 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 Tecumseh, 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 Tecumseh is 1% lower than the Michigan average.
  • The cost of living in Tecumseh is 12% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Tecumseh is 33% 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$58,622$4,885$1,368$1,759
Renters$26,447$2,204$617$793
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Tecumseh, 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 Tecumseh, MI, the median monthly income is $58,622 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,368 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $26,447, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $617 on monthly rental expenses.

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 Tecumseh, 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

ItemTecumsehNational 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

ItemTecumsehNational 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

ItemTecumsehNational 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

ItemTecumsehNational avg.Difference
Home Price $111,300.00$175,700.0036.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $927.72$1,081.0314.2%
Apartment Rent $693.00$920.0024.7%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemTecumsehNational 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.

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Clayton, MI35685-15%
Adrian, MI21,00883-17%
Britton, MI70386-14%
Deerfield, MI83986-14%
Tecumseh, MI8,40788-12%

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Tecumseh, MI8,40788-12%
Source: The Tecumseh, MI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.