Detroit 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.
IndexDetroitTexasNational
Cost of living index7990100
IndexDetroitTexasNational
Goods & Services index10994100
Groceries index9689100
Health care index9495100
Housing index3381100
Transportation index8993100
Utilities index8295100

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  • The cost of living in Detroit is 11% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Detroit is 21% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Detroit is 67% lower than the national average.
  • Texas general sales tax is 23% higher than the national average.
  • Texas state income tax is 100% lower 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)
Owners$37,083$3,090$865$1,113
Renters$12,841$1,070$300$385

Texas Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Texas6.25%8.25%

Texas Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Texas0%0%

Goods & Services

ItemDetroitNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.88$15.5617.3%
Beauty Salon $39.13$36.118.4%
Toothpaste $1.67$2.4732.4%
Shampoo $0.75$0.9622.7%
Movie $9.38$10.137.3%
Bowling $3.92$4.7417.2%

Groceries

ItemDetroitNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.34$3.9816.2%
Fried Chicken $1.30$1.417.7%
Milk $1.94$2.065.8%
Potatoes $3.17$2.986.3%
Pizza $9.84$9.473.9%
Beer $8.96$8.791.9%

Health Care

ItemDetroitNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $69.40$101.0431.3%
Doctor $91.93$107.4414.4%
Dentist $91.11$90.420.8%
Ibuprofen $8.42$9.289.3%
Lipitor $427.12$426.500.1%

Housing

ItemDetroitNational avg.Difference
Home Price $54,800.00$175,700.0068.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $868.90$1,133.2323.3%
Apartment Rent $340.00$920.0063.0%

Transportation

ItemDetroitNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.82$1.998.6%
Tire Balancing $38.52$45.7615.8%

Utilities

ItemDetroitNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$127.80$163.8122.0%
Phone $24.95$28.3912.1%
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.
Sun Valley, TX15765-35%
Deport, TX47279-21%
Clarksville, TX3,22080-20%
Bogata, TX1,26682-18%
Blossom, TX1,32674-26%
Detroit, TX73879-21%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Palmer, TN73882-18%
Santa Clara, TX73897-3%
Brownton, MN73887-13%
Ohio City, OH73884-16%
Mapleton, ME73893-7%
Detroit, TX73879-21%
Source: The Detroit, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.