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

Portage, Michigan cost of living is 90.10.

Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
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  COST OF LIVINGPortage, MichiganUnited States
  Overall  90100
  Grocery  91.7100
  Health  94100
  Housing  82100
  Utilities  100100
  Transportation  97100
  Miscellaneous  92100

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Kalamazoo is not that bad

I'm just writing because I think that the people who are in my opinion bashing Kalamazoo, really don't know anything about it. I have vacationed in much larger cities,... (Read More)



Cold winters, but they beat the summers if asthma

Before I moved to Portage in 2007, I didn't have any real breathing problems. I had a minor case of hay fever. I moved here and I am stuck inside most of the summer... (Read More)



Nice Place to Live

Portage is a nice palce to live and raise a family. I don't think it would be a good place for a single... (Read More)



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