Lawrence 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.
IndexLawrenceMichiganNational
Cost of living index7888100
IndexLawrenceMichiganNational
Goods & Services index9193100
Groceries index9791100
Health care index9894100
Housing index4174100
Transportation index96103100
Utilities index9091100

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  • The cost of living in Lawrence is 11% lower than the Michigan average.
  • The cost of living in Lawrence is 22% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Lawrence is 59% 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$45,000$3,750$1,050$1,350
Renters$11,607$967$271$348

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

ItemLawrenceNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.79$16.0914.3%
Beauty Salon $26.96$37.3327.8%
Toothpaste $2.38$2.452.6%
Shampoo $0.79$1.0020.7%
Movie $7.17$10.2830.3%
Bowling $3.42$4.9330.7%

Groceries

ItemLawrenceNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.39$3.8010.9%
Fried Chicken $1.29$1.407.9%
Milk $1.76$2.0112.5%
Potatoes $2.88$3.014.5%
Pizza $7.99$9.8919.2%
Beer $8.28$8.907.0%

Health Care

ItemLawrenceNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $81.78$102.1620.0%
Doctor $104.89$108.363.2%
Dentist $91.75$92.530.8%
Ibuprofen $9.07$9.282.3%
Lipitor $428.54$425.820.6%

Housing

ItemLawrenceNational avg.Difference
Home Price $73,600.00$184,700.0060.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $951.81$1,202.4420.8%
Apartment Rent $425.00$949.0055.2%

Transportation

ItemLawrenceNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.28$2.241.7%
Tire Balancing $39.06$46.2915.6%

Utilities

ItemLawrenceNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$144.87$165.9612.7%
Phone $27.00$28.685.9%
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.
Breedsville, MI19474-26%
Hartford, MI2,62478-22%
Bangor, MI2,02779-21%
Gobles, MI82375-25%
Bloomingdale, MI68175-25%
Lawrence, MI98278-22%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Shabbona, IL98291-9%
St. Paul, VA98286-14%
Thaxton, MS98276-24%
Crystal Springs, FL98289-11%
Grand Coulee, WA98289-11%
Lawrence, MI98278-22%
Source: The Lawrence, MI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.