According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Detroit has an overall cost of living index of 83 which is 0.8x lower than the national index of 100.
Compared to only Michigan, Detroit has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than Michigan's index of 89.
The standard of living in Detroit ranks as #522 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Michigan. By definition, that implies Detroit ranks as the #5884 most expensive place in the Wolverine State.
|Living Expense||Detroit||Michigan||National Average|
Housing swings affordability the most between places in Michigan, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.
Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.
|City||Population||Cost Of Living||Vs. Detroit||Dearborn, MI||95,089||93||1.1x||Livonia, MI||94,567||99||1.2x||Troy, MI||83,881||109||1.3x||Rochester Hills, MI||74,011||110||1.3x||Royal Oak, MI||59,107||100||1.2x||Oak Park, MI||29,849||90||1.1x||Hamtramck, MI||21,941||82||1.0x||Birmingham, MI||21,066||133||1.6x||Ferndale, MI||20,211||92||1.1x||Hazel Park, MI||16,592||85||1.0x|