Cost of Living in Grand Rapids

Summary about cost of living in Grand Rapids, MI, United States:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $ 6.00-30.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 57.50 $ 40.00-100.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $ 8.50-10.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.50 $ 3.00-6.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $ 4.75-10.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.77 $ 2.00-6.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.99 $ 1.25-3.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.70 $ 1.00-3.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.84 $ 2.00-3.89
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.79 $ 1.00-4.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.06 $ 0.80-3.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.93 $ 1.00-2.58
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.03 $ 2.00-10.00
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.31 $ 2.19-10.00
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.82 $ 2.99-8.99
Apples (1 lb) 2.71 $ 1.49-4.25
Banana (1 lb) 0.62 $ 0.40-2.00
Oranges (1 lb) 2.54 $ 1.12-5.00
Tomato (1 lb) 2.14 $ 0.69-3.00
Potato (1 lb) 0.89 $ 0.50-2.00
Onion (1 lb) 1.06 $ 0.69-1.50
Lettuce (1 head) 1.80 $ 1.09-2.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.68 $ 1.50-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 13.50 $ 8.62-25.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.04 $ 0.96-4.71
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.97 $ 2.00-5.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.00 $ 6.50-11.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.75 $ 1.75-2.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 35.00 $ 30.00-40.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.65 $ 3.30-7.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 1.80-4.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 12.00 $
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.40 $ 3.20-4.28
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,000.00 $ 23,195.00-29,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,083.33 $ 20,500.00-25,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 107.88 $ 80.00-170.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.18 $ 0.12-0.20
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 61.67 $ 45.00-100.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 28.75 $ 20.00-50.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 30.00 $ 20.00-50.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $ 11.00-14.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,150.00 $ 1,000.00-1,300.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 14,000.00 $ 10,000.00-18,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 55.55 $ 34.99-65.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.80 $ 15.00-50.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 76.87 $ 50.00-120.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 102.27 $ 59.00-150.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,261.25 $ 950.00-1,700.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,016.25 $ 800.00-1,400.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,850.00 $ 1,700.00-3,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,075.00 $ 1,700.00-2,400.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 358.36 $ 358.36-358.36
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 106.04 $ 103.25-107.45
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,069.58 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.43 3.12-5.43

Prices in Grand Rapids, Michigan

This city had 369 entries in the past 12 months by 40 different contributors.
Last update: May 2022
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4 Comments so far
Jill Parker on Oct 10, 2019:
Don't move here guys and girls!!! The police here act like SWAT teams, they will pull you over for anything, and search your car for no reason! If you have even 1 tiny dose of any drug they will call backup on you and treat you like you are a terrorist, and stuck their guns in your face amd throw you ok the ground like an animal!!!!

And the jails here, I saw a girl who had her back BROKEN and they didn't even call ambulance, they left her on the cold concrete ground of her cell to suffer in pain for 2 days, while she is crying and begging for help, these cops are the most sick people I have ever met, and they are EVERYWHERE.

Most of the USA is like this now, police everywhere, cameras recording everything 24/7...I recommend for all in the USA to move and leave this country, I am saving my money currently to do so.
Anji on Sep 21, 2019:
Also onr more thing: traffic in GR and all surrounding area is VERY BAD. At almost all times of day from 7am - 10pm! Even on freeway, is so slow that your car stops completely a lot.

If you are bothered by and traffic do not move here!
Anji on Sep 21, 2019:
Hello,

Apartment price is off a bit. Is not so high, but is getting higher each month it seems, so maybe three prices will be correct soon.

1 bedroom prices is correct, but i don't think 3 bedroom is $2000 yet, more like $1700-1850.

These prices are crqzy though....is another housing BUBBLE...domt buy house right now guys..
Tom on Nov 21, 2018:
The apartment rental prices are not this high. You can easily find basic places for $700 or so on the outskirts of GR. Hell, there are even a couple places left where you can get a 2-bedroom for $750.

I had a really nice duplex, totally renovated and looked great 2 bed, for $875 with partial utilities included a couple years ago. Last I heard it was raised to $950, but still a geat deal. It's maybe 2 miles from GR.