Cleveland vs Detroit - Cost of Living Comparison

Cleveland Detroit
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1769
$1910
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4070
$4575
🏠 One person rent
$1013
$1143
🏘️ Family rent
$1654
$2185
🍽️ Food expenses
$521
$532
🚐 Transport expenses
$115
$106
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4327
$3966
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
4 km
9 km
🎓 Higher education
84
76
😀 Quality of life
88
87
🏙️ Population
381K
639K

The cost of living in Cleveland is 7% less expensive than in Detroit. Cities ranked 2056th and 1771st ($1769 vs $1910) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1853rd and 1642nd in the United States.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.4 months in Cleveland compared to 2.1 months in Detroit. Ranked 32nd vs 39th best cities to live in the United States, and 140th vs 157th among the best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cleveland vs Detroit

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Cleveland Detroit
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$13
$15.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$62.3
$54.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.07
$8.05
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.34
$4.26
 Cappuccino
$4.36
$4.49
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.79
$1.96
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1171
$1253
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$755
$811
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2013
$2337
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1264
$1732
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$121
$166
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$186
$253
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$53.7
$78.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.43%
5.04%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2145
$1404
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$306
$852
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.61
$2
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$90.3
$60.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.9
$12.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.07
$1.34
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.81
$0.79
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.31
$2.3
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.97
$3.14
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.74
$3.82
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.1
$12.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.5
$13.7
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.1
$13.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.71
$4.46
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.22
$1.63
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.57
$4.32
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.3
$3.98
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.3
$3.34
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.5
$2.77
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.49
$1.23
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.15
$1.84
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.6
$10.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.63
$1.85
🚬 Cigarette pack
$8.31
$7.94
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.28
$8.11
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.23
$4.24
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.43
$3.07
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.2
$1.58
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27.8
$34.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.7
$12.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$77.3
$81.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$12.7
$16.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$50.2
$49.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$81
$85.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$929
$677
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13276
$13420

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Cities near Cleveland

Distance City Cost of living
8.8 km or 5.4 mi Garfield Heights
$1945
9.4 km or 5.8 mi Cleveland Heights
$1945
9.9 km or 6.1 mi Shaker Heights
$1935
11 km or 6.8 mi Lakewood
$1936
11 km or 6.9 mi Parma
$1746
12 km or 7.5 mi Maple Heights
$1946
13 km or 7.8 mi South Euclid
$1935
13 km or 8.2 mi Parma Heights
$1935
15 km or 9.1 mi Rocky River
$1942
15 km or 9.4 mi Bedford
$1946
18 km or 11 mi Euclid
$1940
19 km or 12 mi North Royalton
$1943
22 km or 13 mi Solon
$1964
22 km or 13 mi North Olmsted
$1941
22 km or 14 mi Westlake
$1944
23 km or 14 mi Strongsville
$1940
28 km or 17 mi Avon Lake
$1950
28 km or 18 mi Willoughby
$1585
30 km or 18 mi Avon
$2099
30 km or 18 mi Brunswick
$1937
30 km or 18 mi North Ridgeville
$1953
33 km or 21 mi Hudson
$1937
36 km or 22 mi Mentor
$1781
38 km or 24 mi Elyria
$1938
40 km or 25 mi Cuyahoga Falls
$1937
41 km or 25 mi Stow
$1951
42 km or 26 mi Lorain
$1941
42 km or 26 mi Medina
$1651
45 km or 28 mi Kent
$1675
47 km or 29 mi Akron
$1543
51 km or 32 mi Wadsworth
$1827
52 km or 32 mi Barberton
$1935
61 km or 38 mi Green
$1948
76 km or 47 mi Warren
$1935
77 km or 48 mi Massillon
$1937
78 km or 49 mi Wooster
$1347
79 km or 49 mi Alliance
$1942
79 km or 49 mi Canton
$1519
83 km or 52 mi Norwalk
$1944
87 km or 54 mi Sandusky
$1998

Cities near Detroit

Distance City Cost of living
1.9 km or 1.2 mi Windsor
$1812
7.4 km or 4.6 mi Hamtramck
$1941
14 km or 8.6 mi Dearborn
$1955
15 km or 9.1 mi Lincoln Park
$1940
16 km or 9.8 mi Allen Park
$1947
16 km or 10 mi Ferndale
$1933
17 km or 10 mi Wyandotte
$1839
17 km or 11 mi Eastpointe
$1932
18 km or 11 mi Madison Heights
$1720
18 km or 11 mi Warren
$1476
19 km or 12 mi Oak Park
$1947
19 km or 12 mi Southgate
$1934
19 km or 12 mi Royal Oak
$1944
20 km or 12 mi Dearborn Heights
$1944
21 km or 13 mi Roseville
$1945
21 km or 13 mi Taylor
$1878
21 km or 13 mi Southfield
$1916
22 km or 14 mi St. Clair Shores
$1947
22 km or 14 mi Inkster
$1951
24 km or 15 mi Garden
$2071
26 km or 16 mi Amherstburg
$1696
27 km or 17 mi Birmingham
$1935
28 km or 17 mi Sterling Heights
$1827
28 km or 17 mi Livonia
$1795
29 km or 18 mi Troy
$1720
29 km or 18 mi Westland
$1942
30 km or 19 mi Clinton Township
$1995
31 km or 19 mi Romulus
$1941
32 km or 20 mi Farmington Hills
$1902
37 km or 23 mi Rochester Hills
$1950
39 km or 24 mi Novi
$1610
40 km or 25 mi Pontiac
$1584
42 km or 26 mi Auburn Hills
$1935
54 km or 34 mi Monroe
$1663
58 km or 36 mi Ann Arbor
$2176
71 km or 44 mi Chatham-Kent
$1689
86 km or 54 mi Toledo
$1570
88 km or 54 mi Burton
$1939
88 km or 54 mi Port Huron
$1812
89 km or 55 mi Sarnia
$1635