Cost of Living Comparison Between Ann Arbor, MI and Detroit, MI 

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Consumer Prices in Detroit, MI are 3.4% higher than in Ann Arbor, MI (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Detroit, MI are 11.9% lower than in Ann Arbor, MI
Rent Prices in Detroit, MI are 33.1% lower than in Ann Arbor, MI
Restaurant Prices in Detroit, MI are 11.2% lower than in Ann Arbor, MI
Groceries Prices in Detroit, MI are 4.6% lower than in Ann Arbor, MI
Local Purchasing Power in Detroit, MI is 0.7% higher than in Ann Arbor, MI
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Restaurants
Ann Arbor, MI Edit Detroit, MI Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $ 15.26 $      +1.7 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $ 60.00 $      -25.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.82 $ 8.00 $      -9.3 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $ 4.25 $      -15.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $ 6.00 $      0.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.77 $ 4.66 $      -2.4 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.54 $ 2.05 $      -19.5 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.15 $ 1.81 $      -15.9 %
Markets
Ann Arbor, MI Edit Detroit, MI Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.33 $ 3.36 $      +0.8 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.33 $ 2.67 $      +14.5 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.00 $ 1.55 $      -22.6 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.50 $ 3.50 $      +39.9 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.80 $ 5.36 $      -21.1 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.50 $ 6.00 $      +9.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.00 $ 7.59 $      +51.8 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.72 $ 1.94 $      -28.8 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.73 $ 0.80 $      +9.3 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.37 $ 1.90 $      -19.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.16 $ 1.57 $      -27.1 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.47 $ 1.44 $      -2.0 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.39 $ 1.40 $      +1.3 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.29 $ 1.82 $      -20.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.00 $ 1.88 $      -5.9 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 13.99 $ 10.00 $      -28.5 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.62 $ 1.76 $      -32.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.50 $ 2.20 $      -37.2 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.50 $ 8.00 $      -5.9 %
Transportation
Ann Arbor, MI Edit Detroit, MI Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.62 $ 2.00 $      +23.1 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 58.00 $ 60.00 $      +3.4 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 3.00 $      0.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 2.00 $      -33.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 37.00 $ 15.00 $      -59.5 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.60 $ 3.51 $      -2.4 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,500.00 $ 25,000.00 $      +22.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,387.67 $ 26,901.67 $      +20.2 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Ann Arbor, MI Edit Detroit, MI Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 156.53 $ 262.92 $      +68.0 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.15 $ 0.33 $      +120.0 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 65.94 $ 78.49 $      +19.0 %
Sports And Leisure
Ann Arbor, MI Edit Detroit, MI Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 43.33 $ 45.95 $      +6.0 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 0.00 $ 31.67 $     
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 $ 12.00 $      +9.1 %
Childcare
Ann Arbor, MI Edit Detroit, MI Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,900.00 $ 450.00 $      -76.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 12,200.00 $ 13,500.00 $      +10.7 %
Clothing And Shoes
Ann Arbor, MI Edit Detroit, MI Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 59.80 $ 53.50 $      -10.5 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 36.25 $ 40.00 $      +10.3 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 76.11 $ 86.29 $      +13.4 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 150.00 $ 77.80 $      -48.1 %
Rent Per Month
Ann Arbor, MI Edit Detroit, MI Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,986.67 $ 1,266.67 $      -36.2 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,320.00 $ 858.33 $      -35.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,900.00 $ 2,716.67 $      -30.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,427.50 $ 1,600.00 $      -34.1 %
Buy Apartment Price
Ann Arbor, MI Edit Detroit, MI Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 411.25 $ 100.00 $      -75.7 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 252.50 $ 105.00 $      -58.4 %
Salaries And Financing
Ann Arbor, MI Edit Detroit, MI Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,427.89 $ 3,926.67 $      -11.3 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.43 4.86      -10.5 %
Last update: January 2023February 2023
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