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Overall 8%
Goods & Services 5%
Housing 18%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2019 and was released from C2ER in January, 2020; this is the most current data available.
The cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. For example, if the cost of living is 90, then it is 10% lower than average. If the cost of living is 110, then it is 10% higher than average. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods & services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). If the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexEast HillsGrand RapidsMichigan
Cost of living928889
Goods & Services959595
Groceries919188
Health care969694
Housing826974
Transportation106106106
Utilities999999

Key findings

  • The cost of living in East Hills is 3% higher than the Grand Rapids average
  • The cost of living in East Hills is 8% lower than the national average
  • East Hills housing is 18% 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)
      Household$42,667$3,556$995$1,280

      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

      ItemGrand RapidsNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $16.34$17.496.6%
      Beauty Salon $34.33$38.1710.1%
      Toothpaste $1.78$2.3223.3%
      Shampoo $0.87$1.0114.0%
      Movie $11.27$10.725.1%
      Bowling $17.00$13.8622.6%

      Groceries

      ItemGrand RapidsNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.49$3.9010.5%
      Fried Chicken $1.19$1.4014.7%
      Milk $1.76$1.9610.3%
      Potatoes $2.92$3.188.3%
      Pizza $9.99$10.393.9%
      Beer $8.25$9.2310.6%

      Health Care

      ItemGrand RapidsNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $102.67$106.343.4%
      Doctor $98.67$115.2514.4%
      Dentist $95.25$98.383.2%
      Ibuprofen $8.78$9.265.2%
      Lipitor $513.00$466.4710.0%

      Housing

      ItemGrand RapidsNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $113,600.00$184,700.0038.5%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,012.77$1,273.3220.5%
      Apartment Rent $806.00$949.0015.1%

      Transportation

      ItemGrand RapidsNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.79$2.597.6%
      Tire Balancing $52.00$48.906.4%

      Utilities

      ItemGrand RapidsNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$167.87$167.600.2%
      Phone $178.16$163.429.0%
      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.
      Wyoming, MI74,69286-14%
      Sparta, MI4,28086-14%
      Coopersville, MI4,32987-13%
      Comstock Park, MI10,40188-12%
      Cutlerville, MI15,37989-11%
      Grand Rapids, MI193,88788-12%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Mobile, AL193,71793-7%
      Sunrise Manor, NV192,87390-10%
      Salt Lake City, UT191,4461066%
      Augusta, GA196,78487-13%
      Spring Valley, NV190,6611000%
      Grand Rapids, MI193,88788-12%
      Source: The East Hills, Grand Rapids, MI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.