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

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You would need around 4,251.20$ 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 8.96% higher than in Chicago, IL
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Minneapolis, MN are 5.53% lower than in Chicago, IL
Rent Prices in Minneapolis, MN are 26.76% lower than in Chicago, IL
Restaurant Prices in Minneapolis, MN are 1.97% lower than in Chicago, IL
Groceries Prices in Minneapolis, MN are 19.48% higher than in Chicago, IL
Local Purchasing Power in Minneapolis, MN is 5.92% 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 $     5.12 $      -14.58 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.80 $     3.76 $      -1.18 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.65 $     1.63 $      -1.43 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.44 $     1.36 $      -5.60 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.90 $     0.88 $      -2.21 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 1.99 $     2.21 $      +10.66 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 1.88 $     2.28 $      +21.13 %
Eggs (12) 2.03 $     1.86 $      -8.55 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 7.04 $     10.94 $      +55.34 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 8.37 $     11.15 $      +33.10 %
Apples (1kg) 3.61 $     4.79 $      +32.77 %
Oranges (1kg) 2.62 $     4.31 $      +64.58 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.13 $     4.36 $      +5.59 %
Potato (1kg) 1.69 $     1.92 $      +13.51 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.34 $     1.76 $      +31.92 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.73 $     1.79 $      +3.52 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.50 $     11.00 $      -11.96 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.44 $     2.68 $      +9.89 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.61 $     3.95 $      +51.43 %
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 $     1.53 $      +22.85 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $     28.00 $      -6.67 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.05 $     0.93 $      -11.01 %
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 131.82 $     151.61 $      +15.01 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.18 $     0.30 $      +71.43 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 44.15 $     50.28 $      +13.88 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.85 $     40.62 $      +1.96 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.00 $     14.00 $      -30.00 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 $     10.00 $      -9.09 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 43.83 $     45.61 $      +4.07 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.50 $     33.28 $      +2.41 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 79.44 $     83.90 $      +5.61 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 90.00 $     87.50 $      -2.78 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,531.43 $     1,215.77 $      -20.61 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 967.78 $     781.00 $      -19.30 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,883.33 $     1,945.00 $      -32.54 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,900.00 $     1,391.92 $      -26.74 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 3,105.39 $     2,360.88 $      -23.97 %
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) 3,449.72 $     3,066.06 $      -11.12 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.30     4.39      +2.15 %
 
Last updateSeptember, 2014September, 2014
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