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Cost of Living in Grand Rapids

Summary about cost of living in Grand Rapids:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 13.50 $ 10.00-21.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 52.00 $ 35.00-70.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 $ 5.00-7.50
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 $ 3.00-5.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 5.00 $ 4.00-6.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.48 $ 3.00-4.50
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.65 $ 1.25-2.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.19 $ 0.99-2.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.61 $ 1.99-4.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.84 $ 1.06-3.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.87 $ 1.59-2.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.90 $ 1.20-3.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.25 $ 4.00-6.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.83 $ 2.49-5.00
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.25 $ 4.00-8.00
Apples (1 lb) 1.66 $ 1.00-3.00
Banana (1 lb) 0.70 $ 0.54-0.99
Oranges (1 lb) 1.83 $ 1.25-2.00
Tomato (1 lb) 1.36 $ 1.00-2.00
Potato (1 lb) 0.88 $ 0.50-1.25
Onion (1 lb) 0.85 $ 0.69-1.00
Lettuce (1 head) 1.29 $ 1.00-1.99
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.54 $ 1.00-2.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $ 10.00-17.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.50 $ 1.50-3.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.50 $ 3.00-4.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 7.00 $ 6.00-7.50
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.75 $ 1.20-1.75
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 40.00 $ 35.00-47.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.30 $ 2.50-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.80 $ 1.80-1.80
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 21.00 $ 21.00-25.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.50 $ 2.31-3.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,000.00 $ 13,500.00-24,500.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,000.00 $ 20,000.00-21,500.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 216.37 $ 150.00-350.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $ 0.10-0.10
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 50.84 $ 40.00-70.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 43.61 $ 25.00-70.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.00 $
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 $ 9.50-12.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 394.44 $ 183.33-600.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 18,000.00 $ 18,000.00-18,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 44.82 $ 30.00-60.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 38.33 $ 25.00-50.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 71.06 $ 60.00-90.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 82.08 $ 70.00-100.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,058.82 $ 700.00-1,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 751.33 $ 500.00-995.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,745.83 $ 1,200.00-2,200.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,153.85 $ 850.00-1,700.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 136.05 $ 121.00-200.00
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 60.00 $ 53.44-66.33
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,471.28 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, Fixed-Rate 3.77 3.25-4.00

Prices in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Last update: December 2017
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3 Comments so far

#Anonymous on Jan 11, 2017 :
The above prices I find too low. And I've lived in Gr Rap for 40 yrs.
#Laurin D. on Jan 15, 2016 :
Grand Rapids has been named Beer City USA. There are many Micro Breweries. People here eat out very often, and there are more restaurants per mile than almost anywhere in the U.S. Many Steak houses, cultural and ethnic foods.
#Ann Louise on Feb 25, 2014 :
One good site to check for Rentals in Grand Rapids area is http://www.trulia.com/for_rent/Grand_Rapids,MI/. It should also be noted that a lot of people working in the center of Grand Rapids rent outside of the center of the city; there are a lot of choices, both high and low-end rentals and homes to purchase. Suburbs and towns nearby include Cascade-Forest hills-Ada-East GR(hi-end), Wyoming-Kentwood-Plainfield area (more inexpensive), Alger Heights-Eastown (more inexpensive), Standale-Walker(more inexpensive), Rockford-Sparta to the north(country area), Byron center-Cutlerville-Wayland-Middleville to the south(country surroundings). All these towns and suburbs are all pleasant and decently maintained to say the least and desirable at best. All have a different flavor. We personally live in the Grandville-Jenison-Hudsonville area SW of downtown and it's well-maintained and borders on country.