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Cost of Living Comparison Between Chicago, IL and Minneapolis, MN Reverse

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You would need around 4,016.91$ in Minneapolis, MN to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 4,500.00$ in Chicago, IL (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

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Consumer Prices in Minneapolis, MN are 2.38% higher than in Chicago, IL
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Minneapolis, MN are 10.74% lower than in Chicago, IL
Rent Prices in Minneapolis, MN are 30.01% lower than in Chicago, IL
Restaurant Prices in Minneapolis, MN are 1.87% lower than in Chicago, IL
Groceries Prices in Minneapolis, MN are 12.51% higher than in Chicago, IL
Local Purchasing Power in Minneapolis, MN is 0.10% lower than in Chicago, IL

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  Chicago, IL  Minneapolis, MN      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $     11.00 $      +10.00 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 55.00 $     50.00 $      -9.09 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.50 $     6.00 $      -7.69 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 4.00 $     4.00 $      0.00 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.00 $     5.25 $      -12.50 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.77 $     3.76 $      -0.22 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.65 $     1.61 $      -2.16 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.47 $     1.28 $      -12.53 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.93 $     0.88 $      -5.89 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 1.95 $     2.08 $      +6.62 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.14 $     2.21 $      +2.95 %
Eggs (12) 2.08 $     1.91 $      -8.34 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 7.31 $     11.32 $      +54.84 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 8.78 $     10.34 $      +17.85 %
Apples (1kg) 3.67 $     4.40 $      +19.78 %
Oranges (1kg) 2.62 $     4.13 $      +57.65 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.30 $     3.88 $      -9.79 %
Potato (1kg) 1.69 $     1.89 $      +11.90 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.31 $     1.48 $      +13.17 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.77 $     1.79 $      +0.75 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $     12.00 $      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.57 $     2.92 $      +13.43 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.62 $     4.35 $      +65.64 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 10.00 $     7.50 $      -25.00 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 $     2.12 $      -5.56 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 $     70.00 $      -30.00 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $     5.00 $      +53.85 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.24 $     1.55 $      +25.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $     28.00 $      -6.67 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.03 $     0.92 $      -10.34 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,000.00 $     20,815.00 $      +9.55 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 133.25 $     137.61 $      +3.27 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.18 $     0.10 $      -42.86 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 43.50 $     45.75 $      +5.17 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.83 $     41.11 $      +3.21 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.00 $     11.00 $      -45.00 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 $     10.00 $      -9.09 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 43.45 $     44.25 $      +1.83 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.50 $     30.43 $      -6.38 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 81.25 $     81.27 $      +0.03 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 96.00 $     85.71 $      -10.71 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,555.50 $     1,157.00 $      -25.62 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 967.78 $     777.35 $      -19.68 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,900.00 $     1,845.83 $      -36.35 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,916.67 $     1,357.14 $      -29.19 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 3,105.39 $     2,195.84 $      -29.29 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,704.29 $     1,363.43 $      -20.00 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,499.72 $     3,121.00 $      -10.82 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.30     4.39      +2.19 %
 
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