The Eye cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexThe EyeDetroitMichigan
Cost of living index818088
IndexThe EyeDetroitMichigan
Goods & Services index979793
Groceries index919191
Health care index949494
Housing index413974
Transportation index108108103
Utilities index10210291

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  • The cost of living in The Eye is 8% lower than the Detroit average.
  • The cost of living in The Eye is 19% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in The Eye is 59% lower than the national average.
  • Michigan general sales tax is 18% higher than the national average.
  • Michigan state income tax is 91% higher than the national average.

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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Household$28,934$2,411$675$868

Michigan Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Michigan6%6%

Michigan Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Michigan4.25%4.25%

Goods & Services

ItemDetroitNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.23$16.090.9%
Beauty Salon $47.07$37.3326.1%
Toothpaste $2.18$2.4511.1%
Shampoo $0.80$1.0020.0%
Movie $10.62$10.283.3%
Bowling $3.44$4.9330.3%

Groceries

ItemDetroitNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.71$3.802.4%
Fried Chicken $1.15$1.4017.7%
Milk $1.73$2.0114.0%
Potatoes $2.37$3.0121.4%
Pizza $10.56$9.896.9%
Beer $8.03$8.909.8%

Health Care

ItemDetroitNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $74.88$102.1626.7%
Doctor $97.01$108.3610.5%
Dentist $91.17$92.531.5%
Ibuprofen $8.27$9.2810.8%
Lipitor $430.75$425.821.2%

Housing

ItemDetroitNational avg.Difference
Home Price $41,000.00$184,700.0077.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,087.18$1,202.449.6%
Apartment Rent $754.00$949.0020.5%

Transportation

ItemDetroitNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.40$2.247.1%
Tire Balancing $50.88$46.299.9%

Utilities

ItemDetroitNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$150.83$165.969.1%
Phone $33.31$28.6816.1%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Highland Park, MI10,97878-22%
River Rouge, MI7,60980-20%
Ecorse, MI9,27080-20%
Hamtramck, MI21,98580-20%
Inkster, MI24,73881-19%
Detroit, MI683,44380-20%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
El Paso, TX678,05885-15%
Seattle, WA668,84915959%
Denver, CO663,30311515%
Washington, DC659,00915252%
Boston, MA658,27914848%
Detroit, MI683,44380-20%
Source: The The Eye, Detroit, MI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.