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 index8089100
IndexLawrenceMichiganNational
Goods & Services index9395100
Groceries index9188100
Health care index9594100
Housing index4174100
Transportation index107106100
Utilities index10699100
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  • The cost of living in Lawrence is 10% lower than the Michigan average.
  • The cost of living in Lawrence is 20% 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 $15.67$17.4910.4%
      Beauty Salon $27.17$38.1728.8%
      Toothpaste $2.32$2.320.0%
      Shampoo $1.14$1.0112.7%
      Movie $8.75$10.7218.4%
      Bowling $16.67$13.8620.3%

      Groceries

      ItemLawrenceNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.79$3.902.8%
      Fried Chicken $1.35$1.403.3%
      Milk $1.58$1.9619.5%
      Potatoes $3.41$3.187.1%
      Pizza $7.99$10.3923.1%
      Beer $8.34$9.239.6%

      Health Care

      ItemLawrenceNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $81.57$106.3423.3%
      Doctor $101.83$115.2511.6%
      Dentist $95.33$98.383.1%
      Ibuprofen $8.84$9.264.5%
      Lipitor $500.34$466.477.3%

      Housing

      ItemLawrenceNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $73,600.00$184,700.0060.2%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $928.84$1,273.3227.1%
      Apartment Rent $425.00$949.0055.2%

      Transportation

      ItemLawrenceNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.77$2.596.8%
      Tire Balancing $54.40$48.9011.3%

      Utilities

      ItemLawrenceNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$191.79$167.6014.4%
      Phone $173.45$163.426.1%
      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, MI19475-25%
      Hartford, MI2,62481-19%
      Bangor, MI2,02781-19%
      Gobles, MI82376-24%
      Bloomingdale, MI68176-24%
      Lawrence, MI98280-20%

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      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      St. Paul, VA98284-16%
      Crystal Springs, FL98285-15%
      Grand Coulee, WA98286-14%
      Cape Charles, VA98211313%
      Parkers Prairie, MN98293-7%
      Lawrence, MI98280-20%
      Source: The Lawrence, MI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.