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Yes, Michigan is the state where residents spend the smallest portion of their monthly income making payments on their debt and housing costs — just over 25 percent. In part, the study explains, the state’s low housing costs relative to incomes plays a role, helping residents hang on to more of their paychecks. Here are the numbers that went into that calculation.
Monthly debt-to-income ratio: 25.27 percent
- Average monthly credit card payment: $198
- Average monthly student loan payment: $354
- Average monthly housing payment: $725
- Average annual income: $60,642