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Cost of Living

According to first quarter 2019 data found in the Council for Community and Economic Research’s Cost of Living Index, the region boasts a cost of living 23.1% less than the national average. Among the 257 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 almost 25 percent below the national average in Harlingen, TX. The Kalamazoo-Portage MSA ranked in the top three 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 — Quarter 1, 2019; Published May 2019.

Grocery


Source: The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) Cost of Living Index — Quarter 1, 2019; Published May 2019.

Housing


Source: The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) Cost of Living Index — Quarter 1, 2019; Published May 2019.

Utilities


Source: The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) Cost of Living Index — Quarter 1, 2019; Published May 2019.

Transportation


Source: The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) Cost of Living Index — Quarter 1, 2019; Published May 2019.

Health Care


Source: The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) Cost of Living Index — Quarter 1, 2019; Published May 2019.

Miscellaneous


Source: The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) Cost of Living Index — Quarter 1, 2019; Published May 2019.

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