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

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You would need around 4,077.33$ in Minneapolis, MN to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 4,600.00$ 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 1.69% higher than in Chicago, IL
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Minneapolis, MN are 11.36% lower than in Chicago, IL
Rent Prices in Minneapolis, MN are 30.71% lower than in Chicago, IL
Restaurant Prices in Minneapolis, MN are 1.28% lower than in Chicago, IL
Groceries Prices in Minneapolis, MN are 10.63% higher than in Chicago, IL
Local Purchasing Power in Minneapolis, MN is 4.65% 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 $     5.62 $      -6.25 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.73 $     3.76 $      +0.86 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.62 $     1.58 $      -2.64 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.36 $     1.28 $      -5.62 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.94 $     0.86 $      -7.80 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 1.93 $     2.11 $      +9.45 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.24 $     2.28 $      +1.65 %
Eggs (12) 2.09 $     1.90 $      -9.40 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 7.62 $     11.32 $      +48.56 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 9.15 $     10.34 $      +13.09 %
Apples (1kg) 3.61 $     4.32 $      +19.67 %
Oranges (1kg) 2.74 $     3.99 $      +45.65 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.33 $     4.04 $      -6.87 %
Potato (1kg) 1.69 $     1.99 $      +17.66 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.35 $     1.55 $      +15.05 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.79 $     1.75 $      -1.94 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $     12.00 $      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.62 $     2.92 $      +11.11 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.68 $     4.35 $      +62.33 %
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 $     1.63 $      +31.25 %
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) 20,000.00 $     20,407.50 $      +2.04 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 129.34 $     142.01 $      +9.80 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.19 $     0.10 $      -47.37 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 42.37 $     45.75 $      +7.96 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.83 $     41.88 $      +5.13 %
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) 42.75 $     44.25 $      +3.51 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.86 $     30.43 $      -7.40 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 80.00 $     83.40 $      +4.25 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 96.00 $     83.33 $      -13.19 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,545.50 $     1,139.64 $      -26.26 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 985.72 $     769.69 $      -21.92 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,861.54 $     1,831.82 $      -35.98 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,950.00 $     1,346.67 $      -30.94 %
 
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 1,973.38 $     1,363.43 $      -30.91 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,637.22 $     3,073.94 $      -15.49 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.37     4.59      +4.96 %
 
Last updateDecember, 2014December, 2014
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