Cost of living in Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $10
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $6
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $3.51
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.72
12 eggs, large $2.07
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $3.25
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $2.94
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.19
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.58
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $14
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.83
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.50
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $1,329
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $957
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $197
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $749
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $482
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $105
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $41
40” flat screen TV $330
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $115
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $9
Hourly rate for cleaning help $14
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $39
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $30
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $68
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $77
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $19,209
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.59
Monthly ticket public transport $46
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $13
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $10
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $75
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $2.14
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $3.34
4 rolls of toilet paper $2.88
Tube of toothpaste $1.06
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $18
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $35
2 tickets to the movies $17
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $106
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $69
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.05
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $4.10
iPod nano 16GB $149
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.29
1 month of gym membership in business district $28
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $7
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 406 prices entered by 83 different people.
Latest price update: April 28, 2017.

Detroit position in our World Ranking

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59th
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50th
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