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

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You would need around 4,500.34$ in Chicago, IL to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 3,800.00$ in Atlanta, GA (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 2.26% higher than in Atlanta, GA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Chicago, IL are 18.43% higher than in Atlanta, GA
Rent Prices in Chicago, IL are 54.32% higher than in Atlanta, GA
Restaurant Prices in Chicago, IL are 6.85% higher than in Atlanta, GA
Groceries Prices in Chicago, IL are 2.50% higher than in Atlanta, GA
Local Purchasing Power in Chicago, IL is 17.24% lower than in Atlanta, GA

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Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $     10.00 $      0.00 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 $     55.00 $      +10.00 %
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 $     6.00 $      +20.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.73 $     3.80 $      +1.74 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.58 $     1.66 $      +5.50 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.27 $     1.46 $      +15.18 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.92 $     0.93 $      +1.01 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 1.95 $     1.95 $      +0.30 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.13 $     2.14 $      +0.49 %
Eggs (12) 2.10 $     2.08 $      -0.85 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 6.87 $     7.31 $      +6.49 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 6.95 $     8.78 $      +26.27 %
Apples (1kg) 4.30 $     3.73 $      -13.33 %
Oranges (1kg) 4.06 $     2.62 $      -35.51 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.02 $     4.30 $      +6.84 %
Potato (1kg) 2.65 $     1.69 $      -36.21 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.63 $     1.31 $      -19.57 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.84 $     1.77 $      -3.82 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.00 $     12.00 $      +20.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.75 $     2.57 $      -6.49 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.40 $     2.62 $      -40.34 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 5.00 $     10.00 $      +100.00 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $     2.25 $      -10.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 90.00 $     100.00 $      +11.11 %
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) 15.00 $     30.00 $      +100.00 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.92 $     1.03 $      +12.65 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,000.00 $     19,000.00 $      0.00 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 184.12 $     133.25 $      -27.63 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.18 $     0.18 $      0.00 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 48.67 $     43.93 $      -9.73 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.36 $     39.83 $      +1.19 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.99 $     20.00 $      +42.96 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 $     11.00 $      0.00 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 40.42 $     43.45 $      +7.52 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 27.20 $     32.50 $      +19.49 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 75.55 $     81.25 $      +7.55 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 74.25 $     96.00 $      +29.29 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,086.89 $     1,555.50 $      +43.11 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 734.38 $     967.78 $      +31.78 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,791.67 $     2,900.00 $      +61.86 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,143.33 $     1,916.67 $      +67.64 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,242.48 $     3,105.39 $      +38.48 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,865.74 $     1,704.29 $      -8.65 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,570.61 $     3,499.72 $      -1.99 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.03     4.30      +6.73 %
 
Last updateNovember, 2014November, 2014
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