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Cost of Living Comparison Between Brisbane and Chicago, IL Reverse

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You would need around 4,530.61$ in Chicago, IL to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 5,200.00$ 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 23.73% lower than in Brisbane
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Chicago, IL are 12.87% lower than in Brisbane
Rent Prices in Chicago, IL are 10.16% higher than in Brisbane
Restaurant Prices in Chicago, IL are 20.95% lower than in Brisbane
Groceries Prices in Chicago, IL are 19.76% lower than in Brisbane
Local Purchasing Power in Chicago, IL is 27.03% higher than in Brisbane

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  Brisbane  Chicago, IL      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.46 $     10.00 $      -35.31 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 64.41 $     55.00 $      -14.60 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 7.73 $     6.50 $      -15.90 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 5.15 $     4.00 $      -22.37 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.01 $     6.00 $      -0.19 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.62 $     3.77 $      +4.08 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 2.62 $     1.65 $      -37.13 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.12 $     1.47 $      -30.73 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.35 $     0.93 $      -30.58 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.28 $     1.95 $      -14.17 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.85 $     2.14 $      -24.88 %
Eggs (12) 3.57 $     2.08 $      -41.73 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 7.86 $     7.31 $      -6.98 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 9.20 $     8.78 $      -4.60 %
Apples (1kg) 3.70 $     3.67 $      -0.65 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.35 $     2.62 $      -21.82 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.35 $     4.30 $      -1.26 %
Potato (1kg) 2.67 $     1.69 $      -36.67 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.84 $     1.31 $      -28.94 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.16 $     1.77 $      -18.09 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 13.53 $     12.00 $      -11.28 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.02 $     2.57 $      -36.06 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.23 $     2.62 $      -49.85 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 17.17 $     10.00 $      -41.77 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.29 $     2.25 $      -47.60 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 128.81 $     100.00 $      -22.37 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.58 $     3.25 $      +26.15 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 3.01 $     1.24 $      -58.65 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 40.19 $     30.00 $      -25.35 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.32 $     1.03 $      -21.94 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,936.40 $     19,000.00 $      -20.62 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 166.31 $     133.25 $      -19.88 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.62 $     0.18 $      -71.90 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 61.68 $     43.50 $      -29.48 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 48.48 $     39.83 $      -17.83 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12.64 $     20.00 $      +58.20 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.74 $     11.00 $      -19.94 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 79.04 $     43.45 $      -45.02 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 52.06 $     32.50 $      -37.57 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 112.27 $     81.25 $      -27.63 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 111.90 $     96.00 $      -14.21 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,491.91 $     1,555.50 $      +4.26 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 984.07 $     967.78 $      -1.66 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,653.18 $     2,900.00 $      +9.30 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,575.25 $     1,916.67 $      +21.67 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 4,909.12 $     3,105.39 $      -36.74 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 3,606.70 $     1,704.29 $      -52.75 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,162.12 $     3,499.72 $      +10.68 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.64     4.30      -23.77 %
 
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