Marine 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.
IndexMarine CityMichiganNational
Cost of living index8889100
IndexMarine CityMichiganNational
Goods & Services index10495100
Groceries index9388100
Health care index9394100
Housing index5674100
Transportation index114106100
Utilities index9499100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Marine City, MI is shown above. Compared to the state average of Michigan the cost of living index in Marine City, MI is 88, which is 2% lower than the average in Michigan and compared to the national average it is 12% lower than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Marine City, MI goods and services come in at 9% higher than the average in Michigan and are 4% higher than compared to the nationwide average.
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  • The cost of living in Marine City is 2% lower than the Michigan average.
  • The cost of living in Marine City is 12% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Marine City is 44% 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)
A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living is by simply calculating the maximum that a person should spend on housing in Marine City, MI, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The safest way to live in the city is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income that one earns on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. Marine City, MI has a median income of about $48,311 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,127 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $31,625. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $738 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

Michigan Sales Tax

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When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Marine City, MI, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Michigan, as well as the rate for income tax in Michigan. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Michigan is 6%, and the sales tax in the state of Michigan is 6%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Michigan starts from 4.25% and goes up to 4.25%.

Goods & Services

ItemMarine CityNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.38$17.490.6%
Beauty Salon $52.83$38.1738.4%
Toothpaste $1.97$2.3215.1%
Shampoo $0.94$1.017.1%
Movie $11.09$10.723.4%
Bowling $19.60$13.8641.4%


ItemMarine CityNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.92$3.900.5%
Fried Chicken $1.12$1.4019.8%
Milk $1.27$1.9635.3%
Potatoes $3.10$3.182.6%
Pizza $10.49$10.390.9%
Beer $8.15$9.2311.7%

Health Care

ItemMarine CityNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $83.25$106.3421.7%
Doctor $100.00$115.2513.2%
Dentist $93.78$98.384.7%
Ibuprofen $8.31$9.2610.3%
Lipitor $488.12$466.474.6%


ItemMarine CityNational avg.Difference
Home Price $86,000.00$184,700.0053.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,257.59$1,273.321.2%
Apartment Rent $735.00$949.0022.6%


ItemMarine CityNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.90$2.5911.9%
Tire Balancing $59.77$48.9022.2%


ItemMarine CityNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$152.80$167.608.8%
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.
Algonac, MI4,04789-11%
Memphis, MI1,19689-11%
Marysville, MI9,77591-9%
Richmond, MI5,84492-8%
St. Clair, MI5,39593-7%
Marine City, MI4,16188-12%

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Warminster Heights, PA4,16211313%
Barboursville, WV4,16290-10%
Marine City, MI4,16188-12%
Source: The Marine City, MI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.
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