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

You would need around 4,316.38$ 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.

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Minneapolis, MN are 11.80% higher than in Chicago, IL
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Minneapolis, MN are 4.08% lower than in Chicago, IL
Rent Prices in Minneapolis, MN are 27.85% lower than in Chicago, IL
Restaurant Prices in Minneapolis, MN are 0.18% lower than in Chicago, IL
Groceries Prices in Minneapolis, MN are 18.58% higher than in Chicago, IL
Local Purchasing Power in Minneapolis, MN is 4.36% 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) 5.75 $     6.00 $      +4.35 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.71 $     3.79 $      +2.15 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.62 $     1.71 $      +5.78 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.34 $     1.43 $      +7.04 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.86 $     0.92 $      +7.23 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.02 $     2.40 $      +18.90 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.05 $     2.00 $      -2.44 %
Eggs (12) 2.10 $     1.90 $      -9.26 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 8.16 $     11.60 $      +42.19 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 8.59 $     11.57 $      +34.74 %
Apples (1kg) 3.66 $     4.37 $      +19.52 %
Oranges (1kg) 2.72 $     4.31 $      +58.32 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.33 $     4.55 $      +5.22 %
Potato (1kg) 1.96 $     2.13 $      +8.72 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.32 $     1.74 $      +31.48 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.50 $     2.25 $      +50.18 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 13.00 $     13.00 $      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.09 $     2.35 $      +12.24 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.30 $     3.35 $      +45.57 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 10.00 $     7.05 $      -29.46 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 $     2.00 $      -11.11 %
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 $     1.71 $      +37.50 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 27.50 $     27.00 $      -1.82 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.07 $     0.95 $      -11.39 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,000.00 $     19,897.50 $      -0.51 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 142.77 $     193.65 $      +35.64 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 $     0.29 $      +117.50 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 44.31 $     50.37 $      +13.69 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 42.75 $     48.57 $      +13.62 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12.50 $     17.50 $      +40.00 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 $     10.00 $      -9.09 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 43.27 $     43.27 $      0.00 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.78 $     35.43 $      +8.08 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 81.67 $     78.12 $      -4.34 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 90.00 $     93.33 $      +3.70 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,454.17 $     1,223.93 $      -15.83 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 969.06 $     757.14 $      -21.87 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,960.00 $     1,822.73 $      -38.42 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,804.17 $     1,381.82 $      -23.41 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,567.19 $     2,776.05 $      +8.14 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,210.94 $     1,343.17 $      +10.92 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,458.05 $     3,172.46 $      -8.26 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.39     4.59      +4.68 %
 
Last updateApril, 2014April, 2014
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