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Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Dearborn, Michigan is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Dearborn, Michigan is more expensive.

Overall, Dearborn, Michigan cost of living is 83.00.

  COST OF LIVINGDearborn, MichiganUnited States
  Overall  83100
  Grocery  94.5100
  Health  97100
  Housing  51100
  Utilities  102100
  Transportation  104100
  Miscellaneous  95100


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Dominated by Automotive Industry
The economy here is governed by how well/poor the automotive industry is doing. When times are good, Dearborn is great. With the current times however, it racks the... (read more)
Better than Detroit, but still not so great.
I've lived here for 2 years now with my husband (his company transferred us here) and have yet to find a job (my background is customer service). I realize that it's... (read more)
Regional Transportation
Our region - the Metro Detroit area - sorely lacks a convenient and efficient regional transportation system. For the Detroit Area to grow in terms of attracting... (read more)
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re: Dog friendly town. - 1/25/2010
This is true No dogs parks but we do have a lot of people who walk there dogs and most 98 % are respectful and pick up after there... (read more)
re: Dog friendly town. - 1/25/2010
I have lived in Dearborn my entire life (approaching 30 years...not too happy about that upcoming birthday) and have had dogs my entire life. True none of the... (read more)
Dog friendly town.
If you are considering moving to Dearborn, Michigan and would like to have a good place to walk your dog, consider moving to another city. Dearborn, Michigan has 43... (read more)
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