Cost of living in Detroit, Michigan, United States

Summary of cost of living in Detroit, Michigan

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $4,659
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $2,664
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in Detroit, Michigan
Current as of Feb 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $19
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $9
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $3.34
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.88
12 eggs, large $4.00
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $3.91
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $5.14
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.21
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.81
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.28
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $13
2 liters of coca-cola $2.19
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.94
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $2,602
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $1,276
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $220
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $1,999
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $749
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $126
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $38
40” flat screen tv $303
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $197
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $14
Hourly rate for cleaning help $26
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $44
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $38
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $88
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $106
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $24,947
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $1.07
Monthly ticket public transport $50
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $16
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $12
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $15
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $106
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $4.95
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.42
4 rolls of toilet paper $4.04
Tube of toothpaste $1.57
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $19
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $60
2 tickets to the movies $28
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $202
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $102
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $12
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $5.20
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $4.27
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $410
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.25
1 month of gym membership in business district $32
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $9
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 208 prices entered by 16 different people.
Latest price update: February 05, 2023

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