Union City 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.
IndexUnion CityMichiganNational
Cost of living index7489100
IndexUnion CityMichiganNational
Goods & Services index8594100
Groceries index8394100
Health care index91100100
Housing index4873100
Transportation index89101100
Utilities index8896100

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  • The cost of living in Union City is 16% lower than the Michigan average.
  • The cost of living in Union City is 26% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Union City is 52% 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$45,192$3,766$1,054$1,356
Renters$22,847$1,904$533$685

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

ItemUnion CityNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.88$15.564.4%
Beauty Salon $19.17$36.1146.9%
Toothpaste $2.03$2.4717.8%
Shampoo $0.79$0.9618.1%
Movie $8.13$10.1319.7%
Bowling $3.14$4.7433.7%

Groceries

ItemUnion CityNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $2.73$3.9831.4%
Fried Chicken $1.14$1.4118.7%
Milk $1.74$2.0615.5%
Potatoes $2.76$2.987.4%
Pizza $9.16$9.473.3%
Beer $7.91$8.7910.0%

Health Care

ItemUnion CityNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $56.71$101.0443.9%
Doctor $86.71$107.4419.3%
Dentist $90.77$90.420.4%
Ibuprofen $7.90$9.2814.9%
Lipitor $433.64$426.501.7%

Housing

ItemUnion CityNational avg.Difference
Home Price $69,400.00$175,700.0060.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $725.64$1,133.2336.0%
Apartment Rent $613.00$920.0033.4%

Transportation

ItemUnion CityNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.84$1.997.5%
Tire Balancing $37.80$45.7617.4%

Utilities

ItemUnion CityNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$167.29$163.812.1%
Phone $20.00$28.3929.6%
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.
Burlington, MI27372-28%
Sherwood, MI31773-27%
Colon, MI1,21474-26%
Bronson, MI2,42075-25%
Tekonsha, MI67275-25%
Union City, MI1,62274-26%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Depoe Bay, OR1,62212020%
East Cleveland, TN1,62270-30%
Mansura, LA1,62286-14%
Upper Fruitland, NM1,62386-14%
Russellton, PA1,62184-16%
Union City, MI1,62274-26%
Source: The Union City, MI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.