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Overall 18%
Goods & Services 13%
Housing 32%
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.
IndexParkview HillsKalamazooMichigan
Cost of living828089
Goods & Services878795
Groceries767688
Health care929294
Housing685974
Transportation9898106
Utilities999999

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Parkview Hills is 7% lower than the Kalamazoo average
  • The cost of living in Parkview Hills is 18% lower than the national average
  • Parkview Hills housing is 32% 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$41,079$3,423$958$1,232

      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

      ItemKalamazooNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $16.02$17.498.4%
      Beauty Salon $17.77$38.1753.4%
      Toothpaste $2.29$2.321.3%
      Shampoo $0.82$1.0119.0%
      Movie $8.95$10.7216.5%
      Bowling $15.50$13.8611.8%

      Groceries

      ItemKalamazooNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.02$3.9022.6%
      Fried Chicken $0.94$1.4032.7%
      Milk $1.48$1.9624.6%
      Potatoes $2.98$3.186.4%
      Pizza $9.99$10.393.9%
      Beer $7.99$9.2313.4%

      Health Care

      ItemKalamazooNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $60.17$106.3443.4%
      Doctor $95.57$115.2517.1%
      Dentist $99.06$98.380.7%
      Ibuprofen $8.14$9.2612.1%
      Lipitor $497.22$466.476.6%

      Housing

      ItemKalamazooNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $96,600.00$184,700.0047.7%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $706.50$1,273.3244.5%
      Apartment Rent $715.00$949.0024.7%

      Transportation

      ItemKalamazooNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.56$2.591.3%
      Tire Balancing $48.29$48.901.2%

      Utilities

      ItemKalamazooNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$168.48$167.600.5%
      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.
      Galesburg, MI2,05375-25%
      Gobles, MI82376-24%
      Augusta, MI91478-22%
      Eastwood, MI5,71379-21%
      Paw Paw, MI3,40879-21%
      Kalamazoo, MI75,88580-20%

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      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Upland, CA75,85114040%
      Camden, NJ76,00594-6%
      Arlington Heights, IL75,72112323%
      Albany, GA75,65786-14%
      Auburn, WA75,60712828%
      Kalamazoo, MI75,88580-20%
      Source: The Parkview Hills, Kalamazoo, MI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.