Cost of living in Grand Rapids, United States

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $11
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $3.75
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.72
12 eggs, large $2.51
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $3.52
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $4.99
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.17
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.39
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.05
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $15
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.94
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.75
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $1,400
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $954
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $159
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $1,052
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $712
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $96
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $37
40” flat screen TV $360
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $142
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $11
Hourly rate for cleaning help $20
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $52
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $52
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $82
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $86
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $21,597
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.65
Monthly ticket public transport $46
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $20
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $30
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $106
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.43
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $6
4 rolls of toilet paper $2.62
Tube of toothpaste $2.17
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $20
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $43
2 tickets to the movies $24
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $145
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $79
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.82
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $4.34
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB $428
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.75
1 month of gym membership in business district $51
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $7
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 346 prices entered by 28 different people.
Latest price update: April 20, 2018.

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