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Cost of Living Comparison Between Brisbane and Chicago, IL Reverse

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You would need around 4,572.83$ in Chicago, IL to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 4,700.00$ 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 14.24% lower than in Brisbane
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Chicago, IL are 2.71% lower than in Brisbane
Rent Prices in Chicago, IL are 20.95% higher than in Brisbane
Restaurant Prices in Chicago, IL are 11.79% lower than in Brisbane
Groceries Prices in Chicago, IL are 8.49% lower than in Brisbane
Local Purchasing Power in Chicago, IL is 28.08% higher than in Brisbane

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  Brisbane  Chicago, IL      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 14.24 $     10.50 $      -26.28 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 55.39 $     55.00 $      -0.71 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.12 $     6.50 $      -8.73 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 4.75 $     4.00 $      -15.75 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.54 $     5.75 $      +3.80 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.32 $     3.69 $      +11.04 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 2.38 $     1.64 $      -31.12 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.89 $     1.38 $      -27.11 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.18 $     0.94 $      -20.83 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.02 $     2.00 $      -1.01 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.47 $     2.41 $      -2.37 %
Eggs (12) 3.26 $     2.15 $      -34.10 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 7.40 $     7.82 $      +5.78 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 8.47 $     9.34 $      +10.29 %
Apples (1kg) 3.44 $     3.98 $      +15.66 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.16 $     3.06 $      -2.92 %
Tomato (1kg) 3.96 $     4.61 $      +16.40 %
Potato (1kg) 2.51 $     1.84 $      -26.79 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.74 $     1.45 $      -16.47 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.93 $     1.92 $      -0.66 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 11.87 $     12.00 $      +1.10 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.73 $     2.92 $      -21.78 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.87 $     3.04 $      -37.66 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 15.83 $     10.00 $      -36.81 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.96 $     2.25 $      -43.13 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 118.70 $     100.00 $      -15.75 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.37 $     3.25 $      +36.90 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.77 $     1.24 $      -55.13 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 37.98 $     30.00 $      -21.02 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.22 $     1.01 $      -17.25 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,157.16 $     20,000.00 $      -9.74 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 145.21 $     126.54 $      -12.86 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.53 $     0.19 $      -64.41 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 58.52 $     42.71 $      -27.03 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 44.99 $     42.54 $      -5.46 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.69 $     20.00 $      +71.10 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.66 $     11.00 $      -13.12 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 69.65 $     44.00 $      -36.83 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 46.20 $     31.67 $      -31.46 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 100.02 $     83.89 $      -16.13 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 99.72 $     103.00 $      +3.29 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,388.37 $     1,526.67 $      +9.96 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 911.89 $     983.84 $      +7.89 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,484.85 $     2,969.23 $      +19.49 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,419.91 $     2,025.00 $      +42.61 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 4,523.75 $     3,274.92 $      -27.61 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 3,165.31 $     1,973.38 $      -37.66 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,987.69 $     3,723.12 $      +24.62 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.65     4.33      -23.32 %
 
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