Cost of Living in Lansing, MI

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1655
$4359
🛋️ Without rent
$654
$2191
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$1001
$2168
🍽️ Food
$486
$1264
🚐 Transport
$41.3
$115
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2684
😀 Quality of life
63
🏙️ Population
113K

The average cost of living in Lansing is $1655, which is in the top 25% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 2292nd out of 9294 in our global list, 1944th out of 2202 in the United States, and 47th out of 59 in Michigan.

The median after-tax salary is $2684, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months. Ranked 4496th (TOP 48%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 1641st best city to live in the United States, and 44th most liveable city in Michigan. With an estimated population of 113K, Lansing is the 282nd largest city in the United States.

✈️ Closest airport 6 km Capital City Airport
😷 Air quality Excellent 9.3 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 40 Michigan State University
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Prices in Lansing

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$13.7
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$59.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.95
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.01
 Cappuccino
$5.11
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.34
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1260
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$684
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2267
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1799
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$145
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$219
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$56.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.39%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1629
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$527
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$29.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$14.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.29
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.56
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.77
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.48
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.53
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.35
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.08
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.92
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.1
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.39
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.87
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.85
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.41
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.21
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.07
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$14
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.29
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.51
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.41
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.99
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.66
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.92
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$22.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.51
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$108
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$49.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$67.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$996
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13245

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