Kent City 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.
IndexKent CityMichiganNational
Cost of living index8289100
IndexKent CityMichiganNational
Goods & Services index9595100
Groceries index9188100
Health care index9694100
Housing index4874100
Transportation index106106100
Utilities index9999100
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  • The cost of living in Kent City is 8% lower than the Michigan average.
  • The cost of living in Kent City is 18% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Kent City is 52% 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$48,542$4,045$1,133$1,456
      Renters$0$0$0$0

      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

      ItemKent CityNational 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

      ItemKent CityNational 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

      ItemKent CityNational 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

      ItemKent CityNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $80,600.00$184,700.0056.4%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,012.77$1,273.3220.5%
      Apartment Rent $556.00$949.0041.4%

      Transportation

      ItemKent CityNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.79$2.597.6%
      Tire Balancing $52.00$48.906.4%

      Utilities

      ItemKent CityNational 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

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      Pierson, MI22680-20%
      Howard City, MI1,79981-19%
      Newaygo, MI1,70483-17%
      Casnovia, MI46883-17%
      Grant, MI84484-16%
      Kent City, MI1,18682-18%

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      Source: The Kent City, MI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.