COST OF LIVING

In addition to our natural beauty, excellence in education, year-round activities and rich tradition in the arts, Middle Michigan has a tremendous advantage with our competitive cost of living. Residents and employees of Middle Michigan enjoy more spending power thanks to our below average Per Capita Personal Income (PCPI) numbers.

U.S. News & World Report has rated Mt. Pleasant as one of Top 10 Places to Retire

Cost of Living Overview:

According to Sperling’s Best Places, Middle Michigan’s cost of living categories are below the national average. Based on a US average of 100, a cost of living index below 100 means the county is less expensive than the national average whereas an index above 100 means the county is more expensive.

In Clare county, the overall cost of living is 81.80 in comparison to the national average.

Cost of LivingClare County, MichiganUnited States
Overall82100
Grocery95.9100
Health98100
Housing47100
Utilities101100
Transportation99100
Miscellaneous98100

In Isabella county, the overall cost of living is 90.50 in comparison to the national average.

Cost of LivingIsabella County, MichiganUnited States
Overall91100
Grocery96.8100
Health97100
Housing73100
Utilities102100
Transportation101100
Miscellaneous99100

 

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