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Q: Cost of Livining Comparision ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Cost of Livining Comparision
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: bojo1234-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 08 May 2006 07:59 PDT
Expires: 07 Jun 2006 07:59 PDT
Question ID: 726537
I would like to compare cost of living between Detroit Metro Area, MI
and Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Detroit and Windsor are seperated by a
river and a US-Canada border. All the tools which I found on web only
compare cities in US but not across the border.
Subject: Re: Cost of Livining Comparision
Answered By: boquinha-ga on 16 May 2006 13:57 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello bojo1234-ga!

After a bit of searching, I was able to find one excellent city
comparison site that will allow you to make ?across the border?
comparisons. As you?ve noticed, most of the online tools available
only allow you to make comparisons between U.S. cities, and a few will
let you compare two Canadian cities. has a nice comparison tool that allows you to directly
compare Detroit, MI and Windsor, Ontario. In addition to cost of
living information, their reports include crime data, population,
precipitation information, and more. According to their data sheet I
found the following:

Cost of living index (U.S. Average = 100)
* Windsor: 92.35
* Detroit: 111.0

3-bedroom house (price in U.S. Dollars)
* Windsor: $95,333
* Detroit: $214,000

2-bedroom apartment, monthly rent (price in U.S. Dollars)
*Windsor: $555
* Detroit: $1,025

Median Household Income
*Windsor: $38,047
*Detroit: $29,526

Here is a site where you can get a rough idea of what the annual
expenditures are for each household, organized by category. It
includes items such as health care, food, transportation, shelter, and

The Economic Research Institute has an outstanding program that will
do international comparisons, but it costs nearly $900! They do have
the option to download a demo, but the demo version only makes
available information about a few cities, not including Detroit and

For current exchange rate information you can use The Universal
Currency Calculator at:

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If you have any need of further clarification, please let me know how I can help. 


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Exchange rate calculator
bojo1234-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars

Subject: Re: Cost of Livining Comparision
From: reinedd-ga on 08 May 2006 10:13 PDT
Subject: Re: Cost of Livining Comparision
From: boquinha-ga on 18 Jul 2006 13:40 PDT
Thank you for the 5 stars!


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