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Cost of Living Comparison Between Brisbane and Chicago, IL Reverse

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You would need around 4,547.79$ in Chicago, IL to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 5,400.00$ 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 25.49% lower than in Brisbane
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Chicago, IL are 15.78% lower than in Brisbane
Rent Prices in Chicago, IL are 3.91% higher than in Brisbane
Restaurant Prices in Chicago, IL are 21.96% lower than in Brisbane
Groceries Prices in Chicago, IL are 21.58% lower than in Brisbane
Local Purchasing Power in Chicago, IL is 24.62% higher than in Brisbane

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  Brisbane  Chicago, IL      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.75 $     10.00 $      -36.49 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 63.02 $     55.00 $      -12.72 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 7.87 $     6.50 $      -17.44 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 5.25 $     4.00 $      -23.79 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.12 $     6.00 $      -2.01 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.71 $     3.81 $      +2.66 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 2.64 $     1.66 $      -37.07 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.17 $     1.46 $      -32.77 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.38 $     0.90 $      -34.60 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.26 $     1.99 $      -11.63 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 3.00 $     1.98 $      -34.04 %
Eggs (12) 3.61 $     2.06 $      -43.05 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 7.51 $     7.31 $      -2.59 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 9.27 $     8.41 $      -9.32 %
Apples (1kg) 3.67 $     3.73 $      +1.74 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.20 $     2.62 $      -18.08 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.43 $     4.13 $      -6.83 %
Potato (1kg) 2.78 $     1.69 $      -39.20 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.87 $     1.31 $      -29.87 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.03 $     1.77 $      -12.81 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 13.12 $     12.50 $      -4.77 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.35 $     2.44 $      -44.01 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.41 $     2.61 $      -51.78 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 17.49 $     10.00 $      -42.84 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.37 $     2.25 $      -48.56 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 122.46 $     100.00 $      -18.34 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.62 $     3.25 $      +23.85 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 3.06 $     1.24 $      -59.41 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 40.94 $     30.00 $      -26.72 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.35 $     1.05 $      -22.29 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,397.43 $     19,000.00 $      -22.12 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 181.67 $     131.82 $      -27.44 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.65 $     0.18 $      -73.24 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 62.31 $     43.50 $      -30.19 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 47.73 $     39.85 $      -16.53 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12.30 $     20.00 $      +62.56 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 $     11.00 $      -21.41 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 78.82 $     44.69 $      -43.30 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 53.33 $     32.50 $      -39.06 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 117.02 $     81.25 $      -30.57 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 112.26 $     92.31 $      -17.77 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,575.53 $     1,543.00 $      -2.06 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,039.18 $     974.74 $      -6.20 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,826.13 $     2,930.77 $      +3.70 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,635.21 $     1,925.00 $      +17.72 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 4,875.20 $     3,105.39 $      -36.30 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 3,498.95 $     1,704.29 $      -51.29 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,291.24 $     3,454.27 $      +4.95 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.66     4.30      -24.11 %
 
Last updateSeptember, 2014September, 2014
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