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Cost of Living Comparison Between Atlanta, GA and Chicago, IL 

You would need around 4,482.26$ in Chicago, IL to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 3,700.00$ in Atlanta, GA (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Chicago, IL are 5.32% higher than in Atlanta, GA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Chicago, IL are 21.14% higher than in Atlanta, GA
Rent Prices in Chicago, IL are 56.27% higher than in Atlanta, GA
Restaurant Prices in Chicago, IL are 10.27% higher than in Atlanta, GA
Groceries Prices in Chicago, IL are 9.78% higher than in Atlanta, GA
Local Purchasing Power in Chicago, IL is 21.25% lower than in Atlanta, GA

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  Atlanta, GA  Chicago, IL      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $     10.00 $      0.00 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 $     55.00 $      +22.22 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.00 $     6.50 $      +8.33 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.00 $     4.00 $      +33.33 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $     5.75 $      +15.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.80 $     3.71 $      -2.17 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.36 $     1.62 $      +19.03 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.21 $     1.34 $      +10.87 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.90 $     0.86 $      -4.65 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 1.98 $     2.02 $      +1.93 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 1.85 $     2.05 $      +11.07 %
Eggs (12) 2.03 $     2.10 $      +3.50 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 5.79 $     8.16 $      +40.80 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 6.87 $     8.59 $      +25.11 %
Apples (1kg) 3.68 $     3.66 $      -0.56 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.48 $     2.72 $      -21.77 %
Tomato (1kg) 3.36 $     4.33 $      +28.64 %
Potato (1kg) 2.96 $     1.96 $      -33.68 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.59 $     1.32 $      -16.92 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.85 $     1.50 $      -18.95 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.00 $     13.00 $      +30.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.05 $     2.09 $      +2.13 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.35 $     2.30 $      -47.10 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 5.25 $     10.00 $      +90.38 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $     2.25 $      -10.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 92.50 $     100.00 $      +8.11 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $     3.25 $      +30.00 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.24 $     1.24 $      0.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 21.00 $     27.50 $      +30.95 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.93 $     1.07 $      +15.92 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,000.00 $     20,000.00 $      0.00 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 184.70 $     142.77 $      -22.70 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.18 $     0.13 $      -23.81 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 47.90 $     44.31 $      -7.50 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 35.12 $     42.75 $      +21.71 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.98 $     12.50 $      -16.58 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 $     11.00 $      0.00 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 40.94 $     43.27 $      +5.70 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 31.24 $     32.78 $      +4.91 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 79.75 $     81.67 $      +2.40 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 70.71 $     90.00 $      +27.27 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,069.42 $     1,454.17 $      +35.98 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 705.00 $     969.06 $      +37.46 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,725.00 $     2,960.00 $      +71.59 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,100.00 $     1,804.17 $      +64.02 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 163.00 $     2,567.19 $      +1,474.96 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 160.00 $     1,210.94 $      +656.84 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,628.38 $     3,461.41 $      -4.60 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.79     4.36      +14.80 %
 
Last updateApril, 2014April, 2014
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