Wyandotte 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.
IndexWyandotteMichiganNational
Cost of living index8689100
IndexWyandotteMichiganNational
Goods & Services index9594100
Groceries index9194100
Health care index94100100
Housing index5873100
Transportation index104101100
Utilities index10996100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Wyandotte, MI cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Michigan and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Wyandotte, MI is 86, which is 4% lower than the Michigan average and 14% 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 Wyandotte, MI are 1% higher than the average for Michigan and 5% lower than the rest of the country.

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  • The cost of living in Wyandotte is 4% lower than the Michigan average.
  • The cost of living in Wyandotte is 14% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Wyandotte is 42% 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$63,097$5,258$1,472$1,893
Renters$25,515$2,126$595$766
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Wyandotte, MI as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Wyandotte, MI homeowners, is $63,097. This would allow for a maximum of $1,472 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $25,515 which would result in a maximum of $595 to be spent on rental costs.

Michigan Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Michigan6%6%

Michigan Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Michigan4.25%4.25%
When assessing the complete cost of living in Wyandotte, MI, the Michigan income tax and the Michigan sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Michigan maximum surtax is 6%, and the Michigan sales tax is 6%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 4.25% to 4.25% in Michigan.

Goods & Services

ItemWyandotteNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.87$15.561.9%
Beauty Salon $50.30$36.1139.3%
Toothpaste $2.03$2.4717.8%
Shampoo $0.77$0.9620.6%
Movie $10.05$10.130.7%
Bowling $3.57$4.7424.5%

Groceries

ItemWyandotteNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.45$3.9813.3%
Fried Chicken $1.15$1.4118.3%
Milk $1.76$2.0614.9%
Potatoes $3.29$2.9810.3%
Pizza $9.53$9.470.6%
Beer $8.29$8.795.8%

Health Care

ItemWyandotteNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $70.00$101.0430.7%
Doctor $97.06$107.449.7%
Dentist $88.67$90.421.9%
Ibuprofen $8.21$9.2811.6%
Lipitor $439.15$426.503.0%

Housing

ItemWyandotteNational avg.Difference
Home Price $85,100.00$175,700.0051.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $925.45$1,133.2318.3%
Apartment Rent $731.00$920.0020.5%

Transportation

ItemWyandotteNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.04$1.992.5%
Tire Balancing $49.72$45.768.6%

Utilities

ItemWyandotteNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$175.87$163.817.4%
Phone $31.51$28.3911.0%
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, MI10,95179-21%
Hamtramck, MI22,25679-21%
River Rouge, MI7,76180-20%
Ecorse, MI9,40180-20%
Detroit, MI695,43781-19%
Wyandotte, MI25,47086-14%

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Rockledge, FL25,47793-7%
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Clinton, MS25,48690-10%
Zanesville, OH25,44482-18%
Melrose Park, IL25,5141055%
Wyandotte, MI25,47086-14%
Source: The Wyandotte, MI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.