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Detroit, MI vs Chicago, IL

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- The Median Age in Chicago is 0.6 years younger than in Detroit.
- Chicago housing costs are 326.6% more expensive than Detroit housing costs.
- The average commute for residents of Chicago is 8.3 minutes longer than it is for residents of Detroit.

 Detroit, MIChicago, ILUnited States

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Reviews for Detroit    112 Reviews
Detroit is a Great city that needs to build! - 12/10/2019
I've lived in Detroit my entire 26 years of living, this city is rich with history and has a strong base of people, Detroit is at state where it's neutral between... Read More

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Detroit - Strong City - 11/6/2019
Lots of things to do. Very safe in the downtown, midtown, corktown areas. Neighborhoods need work but that is every city. Great job opportunities. A good downtown feel,... Read More

Great people, not a lot of jobs - 6/26/2019
I live in Detroit (transplant from the Northland) and love a lot of things about the city, number one being the people. Although I am a minority here, I have always been... Read More

Reviews for Chicago    258 Reviews
not as bad as you think - 10/29/2019
I lived in the city my whole life I loved... Read More

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Horrible - 9/5/2019
Lived there for 40 years, worse place in the nation. The weather is nice about 3% of the time, terrible roads, angry people, expediently growing corruption, and taxes... Read More

A Living Hell - 6/5/2019
I grew up here, and have lived many places in the city & suburbs. I've also lived in other states, so I know what life is like elsewhere. As of 6/2019, this is the... Read More

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Compare Detroit, Michigan Cost of Living vs Chicago, Illinois Cost of Living: Taxes, Childcare, Groceries, Health...
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48228, 48219, 48235, 48224, 48227, 48221, 48205, 48234, 48209, 48210, 28 total
60629, 60618, 60632, 60639, 60623, 60647, 60617, 60625, 60608, 60634, 56 total


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