Detroit

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

6
168/265
Details
Large apartment$1400.00
Medium apartment$1100.00
Rent index [score]0.61
Small apartment$830.00

Cost of Living

5
178/250
Details
5km taxi ride$5.70
A Cappuccino$3.50
A beer$2.40
A kilogram of Apples$3.90
Bread$0.78
Inflation [score]0.47
Lunch$11.00
Monthly fitness club membership$46.00
Monthly public transport$53.00
Movie ticket$9.70
Price of a meal at a restaurant$66.06

Startups

6
61/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups13
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.48
Coworking spaces [score]0.78
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co5
Meetups [score]0.55
Meetups groups160
Meetups members47554
Number of investors134
Number of startup events in the last 12 months1139
Number of upcoming meetup events52
Startup climate scene [score]0.62
Startup events244
Startup events [score]0.86
Startups [score]0.72
Total number of startups536

Venture Capital

7
45/227
Details
Funding accelerator namesBizdom, Techstars Mobility
Number of funding accelerators2
Venture capital [score]0.66

Travel Connectivity

4
107/265
Details
Airport hub137
Airport hub [score]0.61
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.12

Commute

2
242/251
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/Detroit
Traffic handling [score]0.61

Business Freedom

9
69/263
Details
Business freedom84.70
Business freedom [score]0.86
Freedom from corruption74.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.79
Lack of labor restrictions91.40
Lack of labor restrictions [score]1.00
Time to open a business5.60
Time to open a business [score]0.95

Safety

4
241/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.10
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year12
Guns per 100 residents43
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.67
Lack of guns [score]0.79
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.73

Healthcare

5
225/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.24
Healthcare quality [score]0.64
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

6
36/239
Details
Best university in rankingUniversity of Michigan
Best university ranking21
Country mean scores in PISA math test478.04
Country mean scores in PISA reading test497.58
Country mean scores in PISA science test497.41
PISA math ranking (high school)30
PISA ranking24
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.72
PISA reading (high school)16
PISA science (high school)19
Percent of happy students0.77
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.26
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.17
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.18
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.09
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.08
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.07
University quality [score]0.44

Environmental Quality

4
201/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.56
Cleanliness [score]0.15
Drinking water quality [score]0.73
Urban greenery [score]0.28

Economy

7
16/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area1.00
Currency for urban areaUSD
GDP growth rate0.02
GDP growth rate [score]0.43
GDP per capita$54596.65
GDP per capita [score]0.87

Taxation

4
214/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.54
Income tax level [score]0.21
Profit tax (% of profit)0.44
Time overhead to file company taxes175
VAT (Sales Tax)0.06

Internet Access

6
133/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)29.89
Internet access (download) [score]0.59
Internet access (upload) [score]0.52
Upload speed (Mbps)11.84

Leisure & Culture

7
52/264
Details
Art galleries282
Art galleries [score]0.80
Cinemas199
Cinemas [score]0.78
Comedy clubs37
Comedy clubs [score]0.88
Concert venues266
Concerts [score]0.84
Historical sites187
Historical sites [score]0.77
Museums152
Museums [score]0.72
Performing art venues356
Performing arts [score]0.81
Sport venues187
Sports [score]0.94
Zoos63
Zoos [score]0.93

Tolerance

4
249/265
Details
LGBT Equality Index63.24
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.63
LGBT adoption rights✖ Single only
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulationsAmbiguous
LGBT discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT employment discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, but requires surgery
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT marriage rights✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.10

Outdoors

5
82/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.19
Median peak in meters355.00
Seaside waterbody1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)198.00
Water access [score]0.88
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Detroit are in the 178th place of all 250 Teleport cities. Moving to Detroit will very likely increase your daily costs of living. Sign up for free to get access to our cost of living index and use our international  cost of living calculator to do cost comparison by city.

Housing costs (USD)

$890$1,300
$1100
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$46
Movie ticket$10
Broadband internet connection$53
Monthly public transport$53
Lunch$11
-25%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$77,107
Median salary
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Safety

Overall crime rates

Assault
Moderate
41/51
Theft
Low
27/49
Robbery
Low
25/41
Motor vehicle theft
Very Low
12/24

Crime rate development in the last 9 months

Change in the last 9 months

  • Assault-25%
  • Robbery-11%
  • Theft-11%

Gun crimes & Ownership

43.15
Guns per 100 people
12.03
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Detroit in position 264 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Great for

  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation

Not Great for

    Who lives here

    • Professionals
    • Singles
    • Families with kids
    • Retirees
    • Tourists
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    People in Detroit

    Population of Detroit

    4,139,400
    299 /km²
    237/264
    Density (people per unit of area)
    -3%
    Growth in 2015-2020
    Detroit

    Demographics of United States

    Median age
    38
    Elderly people
    15%
    Life expectancy at birth
    80
    GDP per capita (in USD)
    $54,597
    12/262
    Unemployment
    5%
    117/263

    Languages

    English proficiency score
    100
    1/228
    Common spoken languages
    English

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    Work in:

    Software Engineer
    8.78%
    Administrative Assistant
    5.37%
    Operations Manager
    4.39%
    Marketing Manager
    4.39%
    Customer Support
    3.41%
    Project Manager
    2.93%
    Mechanical Engineer
    2.93%
    Other
    67.80%

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    Climate

    Average number of clear days per year

    76

    Climate type

    Hot Summer Continental

    Average daily maximum temperature

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    On living in Detroit

    Detroit is a major metropolis in the US state of Michigan that has had a profound impact on the world. From the advent of the automotive assembly line to the Motown sound, modern techno and rock music, Detroit continues to shape both American and global culture. The city has seen many of its historic buildings renovated, and is bustling with new developments and attractions that complement its world class museums and theatres. The city offers myriad things to see and do. Detroit is an exciting travel destination filled with technological advance and historic charm.

    Downtown Detroit is unique: an International Riverfront, ornate buildings, sculptures, fountains, the nation's second largest theater district, and one of the nation's largest collection of pre-depression era skyscrapers. Two major traffic circles along Woodward Avenue surround Campus Martius Park and Grand Circus Park, both gathering points. The city has ample parking much of it in garages. Many historic buildings have been converted into loft apartments, and over sixty new businesses have opened in the Central Business District over the past two years. Downtown Detroit features the Renaissance Center, including the tallest hotel in the Western Hemisphere, the Detroit Marriott, with the largest rooftop restaurant, Coach Insignia. Many restaurants emanate from the Renaissance Center, Greektown, the arts and theatre district, and stadium area. Joining the eastern, riverfront parks, the city has the 982-acre (3.9 km²; 2.42 sq mi) Belle Isle Park with the large James Scott Memorial Fountain, historic conservatory, gardens, and spectacular views of the city skyline.

    Visitors may reserve a public dock downtown at the Tri-Centennial State Park and Harbor. Great Lakes Cruises are also available. Surrounding neighborhoods such as Corktown, home to Detroit's early Irish population, New Center, Midtown, and Eastern Market (the nation's largest open air market), are experiencing a revival. Detroit has a rich architectural heritage, such as the recently restored historic Westin Book-Cadillac Hotel, the Guardian and Fisher buildings with exquisitely ornate interiors and exteriors, the Detroit Institute of Arts (top five museums in the country) to name a few. In 2005, Detroit's architecture was heralded as some of America's finest; many of the city's architecturally significant buildings are listed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as among America's most endangered landmarks.

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    Overall ranking

    United States
    23rd from a total of 163 countries

    World Order

    26th

    Refugees hosted

    Refugees generated

    Charity giving

    Birth rate

    UN Treaties signed

    International Peace & Security

    66th

    Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

    International violent conflict

    Peacekeeping troops

    Arms exports

    Internet security (2014)

    Planet & Climate

    34th

    Ecological footprint

    Reforestation since 1992

    Hazardous pesticides exports

    CO2 emissions

    Ozone

    Prosperity & Equality

    46th

    Development assistance

    FDI outflows

    Fairtrade market size

    UN volunteers abroad

    Open trading

    Culture

    53rd

    Freedom of movement

    Press freedom

    Creative services exports

    UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

    Creative goods exports

    Science & Technology

    20th

    Nobel prizes

    Patents

    Journal exports

    International publications

    International Students

    Health & Wellbeing

    12th

    Pharmaceutical exports

    Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

    Food aid

    Humanitarian aid donations

    International Health Regulations Compliance

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