What's The Difference?

By: Brian Dorman
By: Brian Dorman

Since I have a friend in from Michigan and I as born and raised we were talking about all the differences & here is what we noticed.

For one yes we do the above picture to point where we are from.....dorky......yet true. You don't see that in Kansas--thank God!

Michigan is 'blue state' kansas is a 'red state' culturally there is a lot more openess here on religion.

Michigan sales tax is 6%  Kansas sales tax 7.5%....right? I'm not sure on this. I know it's alot higher.

Michigan has no tax on food Kansas does

Homes are cheaper, MUCH cheaper in Kansas than in Michigan

College tuition is cheaper in KS than in Michigan

Cars are cheaper to buy and more lease options in Michigan

You see a lot more convertibles in Kansas

Michigan uses salt in the winter and it rusts the cars, here is a substitute  = no rust

It feels like there is a lot more open land in Kansas---Lots of water in Michigan

There is no 'up north' in Kansas like in Michigan where everyone is going 'up north' for the weekend

Cabins are a big deal in Michigan, lot of people have a home+ a cabin

Severe weather is much worse here in Kansas than in Michigan

Seatbelts are a primary law in Michigan, secondary in Kansas

Michigan has a mandatory helmet law on motorcycles, No law in Kansas

Kansas and Michigan both have democratic female governors

A lot of people commute 45 min-1hr to work in SE Michigan. Not a lot of peopel commute much here

Fashion & Music are a big deal in Detroit. Not so much here in Kansas

There is a property tax in Kansas on cars, No property tax on cars in Michigan

The econonomy is horrible right now in Michigan, seems pretty stable here in comparrison

Michigan is known for the auto industry, Kansas for its agriculture

Michigan is in Eastern time, Kansas is in Central time

There are nearly 11 million people that live in Michigan, 2.5 million in Kansas











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