Cost of Living in Detroit, MI

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1829
$3856
🛋️ Without rent
$696
$2226
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$1133
$1630
🍽️ Food
$466
$1217
🚐 Transport
$102
$268
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3499
🏙️ Population
680K

The average cost of living in Detroit is $1829, which is in the top 7% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 637th out of 9294 in our global list, 427th out of 2202 in the United States, and 7th out of 59 in Michigan.

The median after-tax salary is $3499, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.9 months. Ranked 156th (TOP 2%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 54th best city to live in the United States, and 1st most liveable city in Michigan. With an estimated population of 680K, Detroit is the 25th largest city in the United States.

✈️ Closest airport9 kmColeman A. Young Municipal Airport
😷 Air qualityExcellent9.8 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank184Wayne State University
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Prices in Detroit

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$12.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$48.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.43
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.15
☕ Cappuccino
$4.8
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.92

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1181
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$879
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1833
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1244
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$136
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$210
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$58.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.53%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1341
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$728

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.01
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$58.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$13.1
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.66

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.67
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.26
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.78
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.81
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.75
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.96
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.08
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.56
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.57
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.01
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.38
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.75
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.08
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.94
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.6
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.68
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.84
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.31
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.31
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.28
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.74

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.9
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$85.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$15.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$49.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$84.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$728
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13549

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