Cost of living in Detroit, Michigan, United States

Summary of cost of living in Detroit, Michigan

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $4,048
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $2,193
  • 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 Sep 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $14
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $9
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $2.79
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.59
12 eggs, large $2.15
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $4.39
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $5.06
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $2.97
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.70
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.90
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $13
2 liters of coca-cola $1.84
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 $1,795
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $1,272
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $189
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $1,370
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $704
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $133
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $42
40” flat screen tv $277
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $187
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $12
Hourly rate for cleaning help $24
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $50
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) $90
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 $23,891
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $1.01
Monthly ticket public transport $56
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $12
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $7
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $11
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $82
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $6
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.53
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.28
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.10
Tube of toothpaste $1.59
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $21
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $53
2 tickets to the movies $24
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $208
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $82
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $12
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $5.30
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $4.75
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $454
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.25
1 month of gym membership in business district $29
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $8
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 65 prices entered by 10 different people.
Latest price update: September 24, 2022

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