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

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You would need around 4,567.08$ 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 2.01% higher than in Atlanta, GA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Chicago, IL are 20.19% higher than in Atlanta, GA
Rent Prices in Chicago, IL are 61.86% higher than in Atlanta, GA
Restaurant Prices in Chicago, IL are 6.52% higher than in Atlanta, GA
Groceries Prices in Chicago, IL are 2.49% higher than in Atlanta, GA
Local Purchasing Power in Chicago, IL is 20.13% 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) 3.81 $     3.81 $      -0.15 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.57 $     1.66 $      +5.82 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.34 $     1.46 $      +8.92 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.92 $     0.91 $      -1.80 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 1.99 $     1.96 $      -1.52 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.03 $     2.06 $      +1.41 %
Eggs (12) 2.07 $     2.08 $      +0.64 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 6.35 $     7.31 $      +15.21 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.08 $     8.87 $      +25.22 %
Apples (1kg) 4.23 $     3.73 $      -11.87 %
Oranges (1kg) 4.27 $     2.62 $      -38.63 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.14 $     4.30 $      +3.77 %
Potato (1kg) 2.72 $     1.69 $      -37.94 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.59 $     1.31 $      -17.44 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.82 $     1.77 $      -2.78 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.00 $     12.50 $      +24.95 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.38 $     2.44 $      +2.63 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.35 $     2.61 $      -40.07 %
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) 2.75 $     3.25 $      +18.18 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.24 $     1.24 $      0.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 18.00 $     30.00 $      +66.67 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.92 $     1.05 $      +13.61 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,500.00 $     19,000.00 $      -2.56 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 181.23 $     131.82 $      -27.26 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.18 $     0.18 $      0.00 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 47.73 $     43.50 $      -8.86 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 38.67 $     39.85 $      +3.05 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.98 $     20.00 $      +33.47 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 $     11.00 $      0.00 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 40.50 $     44.69 $      +10.35 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 26.25 $     32.50 $      +23.81 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 77.27 $     81.25 $      +5.15 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 75.50 $     92.31 $      +22.26 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,068.69 $     1,564.76 $      +46.42 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 725.00 $     978.89 $      +35.02 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,741.67 $     2,966.67 $      +70.33 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,080.77 $     1,961.54 $      +81.49 %
 
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) 3,635.83 $     3,490.34 $      -4.00 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.08     4.28      +4.93 %
 
Last updateOctober, 2014October, 2014
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