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Cost of Living

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

Overall, Detroit, Michigan cost of living is 72.90.

  COST OF LIVINGDetroit, MichiganUnited States
  Overall  73100
  Grocery  95.3100
  Health  100100
  Housing  20100
  Utilities  103100
  Transportation  102100
  Miscellaneous  95100

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6 years as united states infantryman at the rank of... (read more)
Detroit is home, but it isn't sweet.
I was born and raised in SE Michigan - and although it is "home" it definitely isn't "sweet". This place has a dark cloud that hangs over it and I don't appreciate all... (read more)
The economy here is horable
no one in my family had a job until about a month ago. now my dad has a part time job, we have the highest unemployment rate in the county. and the crime, well its not... (read more)
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re: this is a sad place - 11/29/2011
So true I have been here thee years, I lost my Mustant, Mazda, Yorkshire Terrier, Daschund, Beagle, no place for dogs as well as their owners, although I owned my home... (read more)
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There are so many disparaging remarks here about Detroit--I feel I must step in. Let's not be redundant, people, and add to all the trash-talk rhetoric. That's the... (read more)
re: Not worth the depression - 7/11/2014
My God, don't you think you exaggerate s bit too much. All the houses in Detroit are burned down? No crap? Get off mommies... (read more)
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