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

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Consumer Prices in Detroit, MI are 12.7% higher than in Ann Arbor, MI (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Detroit, MI are 0.4% higher than in Ann Arbor, MI
Rent Prices in Detroit, MI are 17.9% lower than in Ann Arbor, MI
Restaurant Prices in Detroit, MI are 2.9% higher than in Ann Arbor, MI
Groceries Prices in Detroit, MI are 11.9% higher than in Ann Arbor, MI
Local Purchasing Power in Detroit, MI is 18.0% lower than in Ann Arbor, MI
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Restaurants
Ann Arbor, MI Edit Detroit, MI Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $ 15.50 $      +3.3 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 $ 70.00 $      0.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $ 9.93 $      +10.4 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.50 $ 5.50 $      0.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $ 7.00 $      +16.7 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.47 $ 4.75 $      +6.2 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.44 $ 2.11 $      -13.5 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.00 $ 1.88 $      -5.8 %
Markets
Ann Arbor, MI Edit Detroit, MI Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.03 $ 3.48 $      +15.2 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.38 $ 2.70 $      +13.3 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.42 $ 2.58 $      +81.8 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.23 $ 3.25 $      +45.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.12 $ 5.50 $      -10.2 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.33 $ 5.83 $      +9.5 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.50 $ 10.50 $      +61.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.14 $ 1.84 $      -13.9 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.82 $ 0.62 $      -24.3 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.08 $ 2.30 $      +10.8 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.13 $ 2.08 $      -2.5 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.40 $ 1.69 $      +20.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.64 $ 1.27 $      -22.8 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.96 $ 2.62 $      +33.9 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.05 $ 2.50 $      +22.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 10.00 $      -33.3 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.86 $ 1.86 $      0.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.25 $ 2.50 $      -23.1 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 9.00 $ 9.00 $      0.0 %
Transportation
Ann Arbor, MI Edit Detroit, MI Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.75 $ 2.00 $      +14.3 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 50.00 $ 66.00 $      +32.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 2.50 $      -16.7 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.02 $ 2.25 $      +11.4 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 27.00 $ 48.00 $      +77.8 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.39 $ 3.50 $      +3.1 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,849.87 $ 35,699.74 $      +28.2 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,572.21 $ 24,119.94 $      +2.3 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Ann Arbor, MI Edit Detroit, MI Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 136.01 $ 261.35 $      +92.1 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 42.50 $ 51.00 $      +20.0 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 61.88 $ 66.14 $      +6.9 %
Sports And Leisure
Ann Arbor, MI Edit Detroit, MI Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 30.00 $ 28.33 $      -5.6 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 28.33 $ 29.00 $      +2.4 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $ 11.00 $      -8.3 %
Childcare
Ann Arbor, MI Edit Detroit, MI Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,233.33 $ 1,294.79 $      +5.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 10,500.00 $ 16,800.00 $      +60.0 %
Clothing And Shoes
Ann Arbor, MI Edit Detroit, MI Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 63.33 $ 42.33 $      -33.2 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 25.00 $ 30.00 $      +20.0 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 84.50 $ 85.00 $      +0.6 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 113.33 $ 95.00 $      -16.2 %
Rent Per Month
Ann Arbor, MI Edit Detroit, MI Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,731.11 $ 1,414.29 $      -18.3 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,230.00 $ 1,026.33 $      -16.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,650.00 $ 3,333.33 $      -8.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,443.33 $ 1,658.33 $      -32.1 %
Buy Apartment Price
Ann Arbor, MI Edit Detroit, MI Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 339.00 $ 99.17 $      -70.7 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 252.80 $ 90.83 $      -64.1 %
Salaries And Financing
Ann Arbor, MI Edit Detroit, MI Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,076.28 $ 4,179.94 $      -17.7 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.45 6.46      +0.1 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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