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Cost of Living Comparison Between Brisbane and Chicago, IL Reverse

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You would need around 4,537.81$ in Chicago, IL to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 5,300.00$ in Brisbane (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

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Consumer Prices in Chicago, IL are 25.02% lower than in Brisbane
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Chicago, IL are 14.38% lower than in Brisbane
Rent Prices in Chicago, IL are 8.20% higher than in Brisbane
Restaurant Prices in Chicago, IL are 22.42% lower than in Brisbane
Groceries Prices in Chicago, IL are 21.08% lower than in Brisbane
Local Purchasing Power in Chicago, IL is 27.84% higher than in Brisbane

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  Brisbane  Chicago, IL      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.65 $     10.00 $      -36.12 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 65.23 $     55.00 $      -15.68 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 7.83 $     6.50 $      -16.96 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 5.22 $     4.00 $      -23.35 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.09 $     6.00 $      -1.45 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.66 $     3.77 $      +2.82 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 2.66 $     1.65 $      -37.89 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.14 $     1.47 $      -31.61 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.36 $     0.93 $      -31.35 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.30 $     1.95 $      -15.25 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.89 $     2.14 $      -25.75 %
Eggs (12) 3.61 $     2.08 $      -42.37 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 7.95 $     7.31 $      -8.07 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 9.32 $     8.78 $      -5.81 %
Apples (1kg) 3.74 $     3.73 $      -0.38 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.39 $     2.62 $      -22.72 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.40 $     4.30 $      -2.43 %
Potato (1kg) 2.70 $     1.69 $      -37.37 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.87 $     1.31 $      -29.84 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.19 $     1.77 $      -18.95 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 13.70 $     12.00 $      -12.40 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.07 $     2.57 $      -36.76 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.28 $     2.62 $      -50.32 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 17.39 $     10.00 $      -42.51 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.35 $     2.25 $      -48.26 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 130.46 $     100.00 $      -23.35 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.61 $     3.25 $      +24.56 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 3.04 $     1.24 $      -59.17 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 40.70 $     30.00 $      -26.29 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.34 $     1.03 $      -22.92 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,130.28 $     19,000.00 $      -21.26 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 168.21 $     133.25 $      -20.78 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.63 $     0.18 $      -72.22 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 62.47 $     43.93 $      -29.67 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 48.95 $     39.83 $      -18.63 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12.76 $     20.00 $      +56.78 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.92 $     11.00 $      -20.95 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 79.93 $     43.45 $      -45.63 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 52.62 $     32.50 $      -38.24 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 113.32 $     81.25 $      -28.30 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 113.33 $     96.00 $      -15.30 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,510.98 $     1,555.50 $      +2.95 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 994.52 $     967.78 $      -2.69 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,682.70 $     2,900.00 $      +8.10 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,595.39 $     1,916.67 $      +20.14 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 4,971.88 $     3,105.39 $      -37.54 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 3,652.81 $     1,704.29 $      -53.34 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,197.42 $     3,499.72 $      +9.45 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.64     4.30      -23.77 %
 
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