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  COST OF LIVING OVERVIEW
  

Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Ann Arbor, Michigan is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Ann Arbor, Michigan is more expensive.

Overall, Ann Arbor, Michigan cost of living is 111.10.

  COST OF LIVINGAnn Arbor, MichiganUnited States
  Overall  111100
  Grocery  97.5100
  Health  101100
  Housing  135100
  Utilities  105100
  Transportation  99100
  Miscellaneous  100100

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  COST OF LIVING COMMENTS
  
Michigan Depression/Recession Impacting Ann Arbor
Traditionally, Ann Arbor has been "relatively" insulated from national and state economic treads by the enormous budget and tax-free status of the University of... (read more)
public transportation
Ann Arbor bus service (AATA) is quite good. The Detroit Metro Airport is only a 20 min. drive away and is also quite good. The traffic in Ann Arbor is usually mild... (read more)
Good bus system
Ann Arbor has a pretty cheap and efficient bus system between the UM buses, the Link, and the AATA system, which is now free to all university-affiliated... (read more)
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  GENERAL COMMENTS
  
re: As expensive as Portland, Seattle, outskirts o
Agreed. The cost of living is completely failing anyone who didn't buy here in the the decades before 2000. To put it truthfully, it doesn't exist. A house that would... (read more)
Streets and
Streets and roads are third world. This is pothole city. It has been awful for 40 years and has reached the point where you need an SUV.... (read more)
A Great Place to Live
We moved to Ann Arbor in 1999. Of course the University adds to the vibrancy of life here, but it goes beyond that. We have found Ann Arbor to offer a good quality of... (read more)
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