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Cost of Living

According to third quarter 2017 data found in the Council for Community and Economic Research’s Cost of Living Index, the region boasts a cost of living 20.3% less than the national average. Among the 267 urban areas that participated in the index, the after-tax cost for a professional/managerial standard of living ranged from more than twice the national average in New York (Manhattan), NY to more than 20 percent below the national average in McAllen, TX. The Kalamazoo-Portage MSA ranked in the Top 5 urban areas in the U.S. with the most favorable cost of living!

Overall


Source: The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) Cost of Living Index — Data for Third Quarter 2017, Published October 2017.

Grocery


Source: The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) Cost of Living Index — Data for Third Quarter 2017, Published October 2017.

Housing


Source: The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) Cost of Living Index — Data for Third Quarter 2017, Published October 2017.

Utilities


Source: The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) Cost of Living Index — Data for Third Quarter 2017, Published October 2017.

Transportation


Source: The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) Cost of Living Index — Data for Third Quarter 2017, Published October 2017.

Health Care


Source: The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) Cost of Living Index — Data for Third Quarter 2017, Published October 2017.

Miscellaneous


Source: The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) Cost of Living Index — Data for Third Quarter 2017, Published October 2017.

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