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Cost of Living Comparison Between Brisbane and Chicago, IL Reverse

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You would need around 4,544.36$ 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 24.90% lower than in Brisbane
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Chicago, IL are 14.26% lower than in Brisbane
Rent Prices in Chicago, IL are 7.84% higher than in Brisbane
Restaurant Prices in Chicago, IL are 23.22% lower than in Brisbane
Groceries Prices in Chicago, IL are 20.48% lower than in Brisbane
Local Purchasing Power in Chicago, IL is 26.24% higher than in Brisbane

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  Brisbane  Chicago, IL      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.87 $     10.00 $      -37.01 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 66.14 $     55.00 $      -16.85 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 7.94 $     6.50 $      -18.11 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 5.29 $     4.00 $      -24.41 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.17 $     6.00 $      -2.81 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.72 $     3.81 $      +2.25 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 2.66 $     1.66 $      -37.58 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.16 $     1.46 $      -32.58 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.36 $     0.91 $      -32.99 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.19 $     1.96 $      -10.70 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.88 $     2.06 $      -28.58 %
Eggs (12) 3.61 $     2.08 $      -42.29 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 7.92 $     7.31 $      -7.68 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 9.38 $     8.87 $      -5.48 %
Apples (1kg) 3.72 $     3.73 $      +0.27 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.25 $     2.62 $      -19.39 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.38 $     4.30 $      -1.95 %
Potato (1kg) 2.74 $     1.69 $      -38.36 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.89 $     1.31 $      -30.75 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.11 $     1.77 $      -16.10 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 13.23 $     12.50 $      -5.55 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.22 $     2.44 $      -42.19 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.39 $     2.61 $      -51.65 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 17.64 $     10.00 $      -43.30 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.41 $     2.25 $      -48.97 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 123.47 $     100.00 $      -19.01 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.65 $     3.25 $      +22.84 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 3.09 $     1.24 $      -59.74 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 42.33 $     30.00 $      -29.13 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.36 $     1.05 $      -22.93 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,243.76 $     19,000.00 $      -21.63 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 180.88 $     131.82 $      -27.12 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.62 $     0.18 $      -71.93 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 61.80 $     43.50 $      -29.62 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 47.31 $     39.85 $      -15.78 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12.92 $     20.00 $      +54.80 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.67 $     11.00 $      -19.53 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 78.91 $     44.69 $      -43.36 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 54.87 $     32.50 $      -40.77 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 117.84 $     81.25 $      -31.05 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 109.99 $     92.31 $      -16.08 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,525.04 $     1,564.76 $      +2.60 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,020.24 $     978.89 $      -4.05 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,744.71 $     2,966.67 $      +8.09 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,653.58 $     1,961.54 $      +18.62 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 4,915.19 $     3,105.39 $      -36.82 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 3,527.65 $     1,704.29 $      -51.69 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,224.72 $     3,490.34 $      +8.24 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.67     4.28      -24.52 %
 
Last updateOctober, 2014October, 2014
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