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Cost of Living in Detroit, MI, United States

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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 67.43
Rent Index: 29.45
Groceries Index: 66.94
Restaurants Index: 62.16
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 48.14
Local Purchasing Power: 176.51

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $
7.50
12.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 37.00 $
23.00
55.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.50 $
6.00
7.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $
2.50
4.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.00 $
3.00
5.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.48 $
2.50
4.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.56 $
1.25
1.79
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.27 $
1.00
1.99
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.88 $
2.60
3.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.56 $
0.91
1.81
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.13 $
0.63
2.00
Eggs (12) 2.27 $
1.89
2.99
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.42 $
3.00
7.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.41 $
2.72
3.99
Apples (1 lb) 1.29 $
0.90
1.99
Oranges (1 lb) 1.08 $
0.91
1.59
Tomato (1 lb) 1.27 $
0.90
1.70
Potato (1 lb) 1.23 $
0.59
1.60
Lettuce (1 head) 1.76 $
1.29
2.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.97 $
1.25
3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.50 $
10.00
14.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.97 $
1.79
2.10
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.50 $
2.00
2.99
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 7.49 $
7.00
7.50
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.75 $
1.50
2.25
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 40.00 $
40.00
40.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $
2.10
2.50
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.05 $
1.60
2.50
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 39.00 $
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.74 $
2.17
3.50
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,000.00 $
18,000.00
21,200.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 210.58 $
127.50
300.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 $
0.10
0.22
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 44.58 $
29.99
60.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 29.00 $
20.00
40.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.00 $
10.00
30.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $
9.00
12.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 41.12 $
39.00
45.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 45.17 $
30.00
66.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 75.33 $
69.00
85.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 96.67 $
70.00
120.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,016.67 $
850.00
1,200.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 711.56 $
600.00
900.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,483.33 $
1,200.00
2,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,187.50 $
900.00
1,500.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 91.45 $
90.00
92.90
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 102.11 $
70.00
162.00
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,791.67 $
1,500.00
4,130.34
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.27
3.75
5.00

These data are based on 461 entries in the past 18 months from 81 different contributors.

Last update: June, 2015

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6 Comments so far

#Andy Butler on Jan 21, 2015 :
Not sure where they are getting these prices for Detroit as I live about 50 miles west and I thought for sure Detroit would be cheaper.
Rent for 1 bedroom can be - for $480 a month and many of the apts out here include the heat
Eggs = I never pay more than $1.25 and many times = $1.00 a dozen
Milk = Never more than $3.00 a gallon - many times for $2.50 a gallon
Gas = $2.75 a gallon - as of Jan 15, 2015
Rice = $50 # bag at CostCo for $25.00
water - buy it a Meijer with my reusable gallon jug = $.44
Bread - never pay over $1.00 at Kroger
Cheese - Basic Kroger brand, which I like - no more than $4.00 a pound - many times for less
Lettuce - never pay more than $1.00 for Iceburg
Utilities = (Elec - lights and water) never more than $80 a month
Cinema - go to the movies when they are in the am or early pm - $4.50 a ticket

and so on...Most of my shopping is either at a Kroger or Meijer. I refuse to go to Walmart.
Besides, I check out Walmart prices every so often and in the long run, they really are not cheaper than Kroger or Meijer.
#Anonymous on Nov 05, 2014 :
Please keep you negative comments to yourself. If you dont like Detroit, why are you looking at the statistics?
#Skoe on Feb 22, 2014 :
One of the nicest and most expensive malls in America is on 16 mile (Somerset Mall, in case you're curious)...seriously 8 miles north of the infamous 8 mile are areas like Troy, Burmingham, Sterling Heights...there are many multi-million dollar homes in Burmingham...
#bob on Jan 03, 2014 :
Its including Detroit and the surrounding area
#christernyc . on Dec 04, 2013 :
How is it that the cost of living seems so high for a bankrupt city?
#Paul Woodward on Jul 25, 2013 :
What about the "Free houses"...those 20% that abandoned?
That should make Detroit one of the least expensive places to live.

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