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Cost of Living Comparison Between Chicago, IL and Manchester 

You would need around 2,928.61£ (4,919.55$) in Manchester to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 4,500.00$ in Chicago, IL (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Manchester are 34.40% higher than in Chicago, IL
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Manchester are 9.32% higher than in Chicago, IL
Rent Prices in Manchester are 28.21% lower than in Chicago, IL
Restaurant Prices in Manchester are 43.98% higher than in Chicago, IL
Groceries Prices in Manchester are 29.94% higher than in Chicago, IL
Local Purchasing Power in Manchester is 44.23% lower than in Chicago, IL

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  Chicago, IL  Manchester      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $     16.80 $      +67.98 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 55.00 $     83.99 $      +52.71 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.50 $     8.40 $      +29.22 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 4.00 $     5.04 $      +25.99 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.75 $     5.54 $      -3.59 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.71 $     3.68 $      -1.00 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.62 $     1.72 $      +6.62 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.34 $     1.36 $      +2.06 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.86 $     1.47 $      +71.26 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.02 $     1.73 $      -14.27 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.05 $     2.27 $      +10.82 %
Eggs (12) 2.10 $     3.62 $      +72.53 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 8.16 $     12.26 $      +50.31 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 8.59 $     15.86 $      +84.67 %
Apples (1kg) 3.66 $     2.93 $      -19.88 %
Oranges (1kg) 2.72 $     3.77 $      +38.41 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.33 $     3.24 $      -25.00 %
Potato (1kg) 1.96 $     1.88 $      -3.90 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.32 $     1.51 $      +14.45 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.50 $     1.81 $      +20.72 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 13.00 $     9.65 $      -25.76 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.09 $     2.75 $      +31.27 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.30 $     2.60 $      +13.08 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 10.00 $     13.69 $      +36.97 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 $     4.20 $      +86.65 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 $     77.27 $      -22.73 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $     4.20 $      +29.22 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.24 $     2.09 $      +67.98 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 27.50 $     33.60 $      +22.17 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.07 $     2.31 $      +114.69 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,000.00 $     25,197.38 $      +25.99 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 142.77 $     241.92 $      +69.45 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 $     0.25 $      +91.08 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 44.31 $     34.24 $      -22.72 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 42.75 $     49.49 $      +15.77 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12.50 $     18.51 $      +48.09 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 $     13.44 $      +22.17 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 43.27 $     78.64 $      +81.75 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.78 $     47.25 $      +44.14 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 81.67 $     95.44 $      +16.87 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 90.00 $     88.57 $      -1.59 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,454.17 $     1,068.56 $      -26.52 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 969.06 $     772.07 $      -20.33 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,960.00 $     1,908.89 $      -35.51 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,804.17 $     1,411.05 $      -21.79 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,567.19 $     2,922.93 $      +13.86 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,210.94 $     2,099.78 $      +73.40 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,461.41 $     2,110.38 $      -39.03 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.36     4.43      +1.67 %
 
Last updateApril, 2014April, 2014
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