Detroit, Michigan gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living index of 91.8, which means the total cost of housing, food, child care, transportation, health care, taxes, and other necessities is 8.2 percent lower than the U.S. average and 0.3 percent lower than the average for Michigan.
A typical home costs $71,600, which is 78.8 percent less expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 67.3 percent less expensive than the average Michigan home, at $218,700. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Detroit costs $1,080 per month, which is 24.5 percent cheaper than the national average of $1,430 and close to the state average of $1,100.
To live comfortably in Detroit, Michigan, a minimum annual income of $13,680 for a family, and $34,000 for a single person is recommended.
Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Detroit is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Detroit, Michigan is more expensive.
Detroit cost of living is 91.8