East Lansing, Michigan gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living index of 83.6, which means the total cost of housing, food, child care, transportation, health care, taxes, and other necessities is 16.4 percent lower than the U.S. average and 8.6 percent higher than the average for Michigan.
A typical home costs $264,100, which is 21.9 percent less expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 20.8 percent more expensive than the average Michigan home, at $218,700. Renting a two-bedroom unit in East Lansing costs $1,210 per month, which is 15.4 percent cheaper than the national average of $1,430 and 9.1 percent more than the state average of $1,100.
To live comfortably in East Lansing, Michigan, a minimum annual income of $50,760 for a family, and $39,200 for a single person is recommended.
Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means East Lansing is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means East Lansing, Michigan is more expensive.
East Lansing cost of living is 83.6