According to the most recent data on the cost of living, East Lansing has an overall cost of living index of 96 which is 1.0x lower than the national index of 100.
Compared to only Michigan, East Lansing has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than Michigan's index of 89.
The standard of living in East Lansing ranks as #2652 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Michigan. By definition, that implies East Lansing ranks as the #3754 most expensive place in the Wolverine State.
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Housing swings affordability the most between places in Michigan, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.
Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.