Mackinaw 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.
IndexMackinaw CityMichiganNational
Cost of living index8689100
IndexMackinaw CityMichiganNational
Goods & Services index9695100
Groceries index9088100
Health care index10094100
Housing index6774100
Transportation index87106100
Utilities index9499100
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  • The cost of living in Mackinaw City is 4% lower than the Michigan average.
  • The cost of living in Mackinaw City is 14% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Mackinaw City is 33% 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$39,167$3,264$914$1,175
      Renters$18,750$1,563$437$563

      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

      ItemMackinaw CityNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $10.50$17.4940.0%
      Beauty Salon $22.25$38.1741.7%
      Toothpaste $1.64$2.3229.3%
      Shampoo $0.92$1.019.1%
      Movie $12.40$10.7215.6%
      Bowling $13.60$13.861.9%

      Groceries

      ItemMackinaw CityNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.59$3.907.9%
      Fried Chicken $1.52$1.408.9%
      Milk $1.37$1.9630.2%
      Potatoes $2.43$3.1823.7%
      Pizza $11.62$10.3911.8%
      Beer $7.79$9.2315.6%

      Health Care

      ItemMackinaw CityNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $69.80$106.3434.4%
      Doctor $168.33$115.2546.1%
      Dentist $89.60$98.388.9%
      Ibuprofen $8.22$9.2611.2%
      Lipitor $345.51$466.4725.9%

      Housing

      ItemMackinaw CityNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $123,800.00$184,700.0033.0%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,142.29$1,273.3210.3%
      Apartment Rent $644.00$949.0032.1%

      Transportation

      ItemMackinaw CityNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $1.83$2.5929.4%
      Tire Balancing $57.00$48.9016.6%

      Utilities

      ItemMackinaw CityNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$151.78$167.609.4%
      Phone $176.73$163.428.1%
      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.

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      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Cheboygan, MI4,76179-21%
      Levering, MI22182-18%
      Carp Lake, MI53183-17%
      St. Ignace, MI2,56384-16%
      Cross Village, MI10490-10%
      Mackinaw City, MI65586-14%

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      Smithville, GA65582-18%
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      McNary, AZ65592-8%
      Mackinaw City, MI65586-14%
      Source: The Mackinaw City, MI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.