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Cost of Living Comparison:
San Francisco, California - Detroit, Michigan

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A salary of $100,000 in San Francisco, California could decrease to $26,742 in Detroit, Michigan

Cost of Living IndexesSan FranciscoDetroit
Overall272.672.9
Food121.695.3
Housing604.120
Utilities96.3102.8
Transportation114.6101.6
Health115.3100.3
Miscellaneous118.994.8
100=national average

  COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Detroit is 73% cheaper than San Francisco.
Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
Housing is 96% cheaper in Detroit.

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