Mecosta 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.
IndexMecostaMichiganNational
Cost of living index8088100
IndexMecostaMichiganNational
Goods & Services index9793100
Groceries index9791100
Health care index9594100
Housing index4274100
Transportation index106103100
Utilities index8791100
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  • The cost of living in Mecosta is 8% lower than the Michigan average.
  • The cost of living in Mecosta is 20% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Mecosta is 58% 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$31,250$2,604$729$938
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

ItemMecostaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $19.39$16.0920.5%
Beauty Salon $37.45$37.330.3%
Toothpaste $2.04$2.4516.6%
Shampoo $0.81$1.0019.0%
Movie $10.74$10.284.5%
Bowling $3.26$4.9334.0%

Groceries

ItemMecostaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.62$3.804.7%
Fried Chicken $1.26$1.409.8%
Milk $1.59$2.0121.0%
Potatoes $3.08$3.012.3%
Pizza $9.99$9.891.1%
Beer $8.30$8.906.8%

Health Care

ItemMecostaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $91.22$102.1610.7%
Doctor $97.56$108.3610.0%
Dentist $88.11$92.534.8%
Ibuprofen $8.56$9.287.8%
Lipitor $448.91$425.825.4%

Housing

ItemMecostaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $54,400.00$184,700.0070.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,008.81$1,202.4416.1%
Apartment Rent $683.00$949.0028.0%

Transportation

ItemMecostaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.49$2.2410.9%
Tire Balancing $44.77$46.293.3%

Utilities

ItemMecostaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$169.08$165.961.9%
Phone $20.00$28.6830.3%
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.
Barryton, MI45380-20%
Lakeview, MI1,02581-19%
Edmore, MI1,32982-18%
Morley, MI66582-18%
Big Rapids, MI10,49583-17%
Mecosta, MI54080-20%

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Garrison, KY54080-20%
Plainville, IN54081-19%
Wilton, AL54082-18%
Higgins, TX54079-21%
Suttons Bay, MI54011010%
Mecosta, MI54080-20%
Source: The Mecosta, MI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.