Grand Rapids, Michigan 

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Cost of Living in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Grand Rapids is a mid-sized city located in the Midwest region of Michigan. The cost of living here is much lower than many other cities across the United States, making it an attractive option for those looking for affordable housing without sacrificing too much convenience or comfortability. Renting an apartment or house in Grand Rapids can range from about $600 - $900 per month depending on size and treatment offered inside your unit while utilities like internet and electricity tend to come at a fractional price found anywhere else across USA . Public transportation links are limited within Grand Rapids so car ownership tend to be favoured over taking public buses or taxis; however fuel prices tend not too differ much from national averages; making it a cheap livelihoood saving further if you do need to travel out!

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

Grand Rapids cost of living is 89.5

COST OF LIVINGGrand RapidsMichiganUSA
  89.591.5100
  95.293.4100
  81.284.8100
  78.271.2100
  $247,900$218,700$338,100
  99.9100.1100
  95.1115.1100
  100.795.9100
100=National Average
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    Reviews for Grand Rapids    62 Reviews
    Read for the TRUTH about GR - 11/10/2022
    I've lived in Grand Rapids about 85% of my life and can confidently say it is a great place to live for anyone. I know countless people who dogged the city, moved... Read More

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    The Actual City Is OK...The Rest Stinks - 7/5/2021
    Grand Rapids proper - the small city - is fairly OK. Nothing special stands out about it when judged against the nicer areas of the US, but it has some decent dining and... Read More

    GR- nationally recognized as a top place to live. - 1/24/2021
    Wow. “bland Rapids and everyone is Smug, uptight and part of the Christian Reformed Church. “ Someone is accurately describing Grand Rapids in 1985. Much has changed... Read More


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