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Lansing Has Been Named One of the 10 Best Affordable Places to Live by

Tuesday, February 3, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Michelle Rahl
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Lansing Has Been Named One of the 10 Best Affordable Places to Live by

Lansing, MI (February, 2, 2015) –, a website that ranks America’s most livable small and midsized cities, has released their 2015 rankings for the 10 Most Affordable Places to Live and Lansing is #4 on the list. 

The cost of living in Lansing is 8 percent below the national average, according to The Council of Community and Economic Research. With a median home value of $85,000, houses in Lansing are nearly 33 percent below what they are in most major cities. Residents also enjoy low transportation costs, typically spending less than 18 percent of their monthly salaries on car payments and gas. Living in Michigan also brings the advantage of having a flat-rate individual income tax of 4.33 percent.

“The Greater Lansing region is once again nationally recognized for being a great place to live, work and raise a family,” said Tim Daman, president and CEO of the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce. “Lansing is a budget-friendly city that offers numerous cultural, entertainment and recreational amenities while still helping families stretch their paychecks further.”

For more information about the 10 Best Affordable Places to Live ranking, visit 


About the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) is to be the preeminent business advocacy organization in the Greater Lansing region by collaborating for economic growth, creating new opportunities for our members and upholding pro-business ideals through the advancement of sound public policy. More information about LRCC and its programs and services can be found on any of its social media platforms, including, Facebook, Twitter (@Lansing Chamber), LinkedIn and YouTube.

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Livability explores what makes small-to-medium sized cities great places to live. Through proprietary research studies, engaging articles and original photography and video, we examine topics related to community amenities, education, sustainability, transportation, housing and the economy. We then leverage that expertise to develop city rankings for a range of topics including small townscollege towns and our annual Top 100 Best Places to Live.

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