Cost of Living in Detroit, MI

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1856
$4339
🛋️ Without rent
$712
$2248
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$1144
$2091
🍽️ Food
$483
$1258
🚐 Transport
$100
$263
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3855
😀 Quality of life
88
🏙️ Population
639K

The average cost of living in Detroit is $1856, which is in the top 19% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 1795th out of 9294 in our global list, 1643rd out of 2202 in the United States, and 35th out of 59 in Michigan.

The median after-tax salary is $3855, which is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months. Ranked 135th (TOP 1%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 41st best city to live in the United States, and 1st most liveable city in Michigan. With an estimated population of 639K, Detroit is the 28th largest city in the United States.

✈️ Closest airport 9 km Coleman A. Young Municipal Airport
😷 Air quality Moderate 12.3 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 194 Wayne State University
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Prices in Detroit

Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$15
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$51.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.92
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.27
 Cappuccino
$4.67
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.95
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1065
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$878
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1918
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1742
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$151
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$236
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$77.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.41%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1390
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$663
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.01
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$59.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$12.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.86
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.7
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.06
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.98
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.61
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.15
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.14
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.66
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.56
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.79
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.19
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.75
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.12
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.78
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.84
🚬 Cigarette pack
$8.07
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.1
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.29
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.09
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.6
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$38
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$82
💇 Haircut, simple
$15.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$50.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$85.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$680
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13429

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