Clawson 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 index9489100
Goods & Services index10495100
Groceries index9388100
Health care index9394100
Housing index7974100
Transportation index114106100
Utilities index9499100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Clawson, MI cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Michigan and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Clawson, MI is 94, which is 6% higher than the Michigan average and 6% 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 Clawson, MI are 9% higher than the average for Michigan and 4% higher than the rest of the country.
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  • The cost of living in Clawson is 6% higher than the Michigan average.
  • The cost of living in Clawson is 6% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Clawson is 21% 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)
      The affordability of the housing market in Clawson, MI as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Clawson, MI homeowners, the median income is $70,702. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,650 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $43,636. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $1,018 used for their rent related monthly costs.

      Michigan Sales Tax

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      Michigan Income Tax

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      For those who live in Clawson, MI and want to know what the true cost of living is, they ought to look at both the Michigan income tax rate and the Michigan sales tax rate. By sales tax, we mean the taxes that are included whenever a person is purchasing any goods or services. The amount that is taxed depends upon the particular state, where some states have a sales tax of zero percent while others can have a tax higher than seven percent. In Michigan, the sales tax is 6%, while the most you'll pay in surtax is 6%. There is also income tax to consider, which is based upon the amount of money made in a year. Just like sales tax, income tax depends upon the particular state but also depends upon what tax bracket the person is in. Income tax for the state can be higher than nine percent in some states to zero percent in others. For those that live in Michigan, the income tax rate ranges between 4.25% to 4.25%.

      Goods & Services

      ItemClawsonNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $17.38$17.490.6%
      Beauty Salon $52.83$38.1738.4%
      Toothpaste $1.97$2.3215.1%
      Shampoo $0.94$1.017.1%
      Movie $11.09$10.723.4%
      Bowling $19.60$13.8641.4%


      ItemClawsonNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.92$3.900.5%
      Fried Chicken $1.12$1.4019.8%
      Milk $1.27$1.9635.3%
      Potatoes $3.10$3.182.6%
      Pizza $10.49$10.390.9%
      Beer $8.15$9.2311.7%

      Health Care

      ItemClawsonNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $83.25$106.3421.7%
      Doctor $100.00$115.2513.2%
      Dentist $93.78$98.384.7%
      Ibuprofen $8.31$9.2610.3%
      Lipitor $488.12$466.474.6%


      ItemClawsonNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $139,100.00$184,700.0024.7%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,257.59$1,273.321.2%
      Apartment Rent $828.00$949.0012.8%


      ItemClawsonNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.90$2.5911.9%
      Tire Balancing $59.77$48.9022.2%


      ItemClawsonNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$152.80$167.608.8%
      Phone $175.97$163.427.7%
      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, MI10,97880-20%
      Hamtramck, MI21,98582-18%
      Detroit, MI683,44383-17%
      Center Line, MI8,31383-17%
      Pontiac, MI59,92084-16%
      Clawson, MI12,00894-6%

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      Bucyrus, OH12,01180-20%
      Diamond Springs, CA12,00211919%
      Pontiac, IL12,01688-12%
      Edgewater, NJ11,99817373%
      Platteville, WI12,02093-7%
      Clawson, MI12,00894-6%
      Source: The Clawson, MI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.