West Ishpeming 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.
IndexWest IshpemingMichiganNational
Cost of living index9189100
IndexWest IshpemingMichiganNational
Goods & Services index9795100
Groceries index9192100
Health care index10796100
Housing index7173100
Transportation index10397100
Utilities index111100100

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  • The cost of living in West Ishpeming is 2% higher than the Michigan average.
  • The cost of living in West Ishpeming is 9% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in West Ishpeming is 29% 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$61,492$5,124$1,435$1,845
Renters$22,000$1,833$513$660

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

ItemWest IshpemingNational 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

ItemWest IshpemingNational 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

ItemWest IshpemingNational 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

ItemWest IshpemingNational avg.Difference
Home Price $109,900.00$175,700.0037.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $907.91$1,081.0316.0%
Apartment Rent $847.00$920.007.9%

Transportation

ItemWest IshpemingNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.01$2.093.9%
Tire Balancing $56.00$45.2923.7%

Utilities

ItemWest IshpemingNational 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.
Republic, MI49480-20%
Ishpeming, MI6,51483-17%
Palmer, MI52585-15%
Gwinn, MI2,06385-15%
Negaunee, MI4,60887-13%
West Ishpeming, MI2,68791-9%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Hoisington, KS2,68781-19%
Macon, MS2,68774-26%
McGovern, PA2,6871011%
Cairo, IL2,68878-22%
Dodge Center, MN2,68689-11%
West Ishpeming, MI2,68791-9%
Source: The West Ishpeming, MI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.