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 $ 6.00-21.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $ 45.00-90.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $ 8.50-10.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.50 $ 3.00-9.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $ 4.75-10.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.78 $ 2.00-6.55
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.35 $ 1.60-3.50
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.99 $ 1.50-3.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.12 $ 2.00-4.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.51 $ 1.00-4.50
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.41 $ 0.99-3.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.90 $ 3.50-4.20
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.95 $ 4.00-10.00
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.74 $ 2.19-7.99
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.11 $ 4.00-8.99
Apples (1 lb) 3.09 $ 1.49-5.09
Banana (1 lb) 0.59 $ 0.48-1.00
Oranges (1 lb) 2.60 $ 1.12-5.00
Tomato (1 lb) 2.47 $ 0.69-3.99
Potato (1 lb) 1.14 $ 0.39-2.00
Onion (1 lb) 1.13 $ 0.69-1.50
Lettuce (1 head) 2.10 $ 1.39-4.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.68 $ 1.50-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $ 7.00-25.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.93 $ 0.96-4.29
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.64 $ 1.25-7.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.00 $ 6.00-11.00
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) 6.00 $ 3.30-7.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 1.80-4.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) ?
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.12 $ 3.36-5.00
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 118.29 $ 80.00-250.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.18 $ 0.15-0.20
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 62.38 $ 45.00-100.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 42.00 $ 20.00-67.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 30.00 $ 20.00-50.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $ 10.00-14.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,000.00 $
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 10,000.00 $
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 63.75 $ 40.00-80.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.00 $ 28.00-50.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 75.71 $ 50.00-85.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 120.00 $ 80.00-170.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,580.00 $ 1,200.00-2,200.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,220.00 $ 900.00-1,750.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,850.00 $ 1,700.00-4,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,075.00 $ 1,700.00-2,500.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 220.00 $
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 150.00 $
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,145.83 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.43 5.43-5.43

Prices in Grand Rapids, Michigan

This city had 256 entries in the past 12 months by 32 different contributors.
Last update: January 2023
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3 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..