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Cost of Living Comparison Between Chicago, IL and Manchester Reverse

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You would need around 2,909.59£ (4,723.36$) in Manchester to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 4,600.00$ 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 Manchester are 27.00% higher than in Chicago, IL
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Manchester are 2.68% higher than in Chicago, IL
Rent Prices in Manchester are 32.38% lower than in Chicago, IL
Restaurant Prices in Manchester are 39.10% higher than in Chicago, IL
Groceries Prices in Manchester are 23.12% higher than in Chicago, IL
Local Purchasing Power in Manchester is 41.65% lower than in Chicago, IL

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  Chicago, IL  Manchester      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $     16.23 $      +62.34 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 55.00 $     81.17 $      +47.58 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.50 $     8.12 $      +24.88 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 4.00 $     4.87 $      +21.75 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.00 $     5.68 $      -5.30 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.81 $     3.69 $      -3.04 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.66 $     1.73 $      +4.47 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.46 $     1.42 $      -2.41 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.91 $     1.48 $      +63.20 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 1.95 $     1.53 $      -21.52 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.06 $     1.88 $      -8.79 %
Eggs (12) 2.06 $     3.44 $      +67.54 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 7.31 $     12.08 $      +65.21 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 8.69 $     14.79 $      +70.13 %
Apples (1kg) 3.73 $     2.83 $      -24.18 %
Oranges (1kg) 2.62 $     3.16 $      +20.73 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.30 $     3.13 $      -27.19 %
Potato (1kg) 1.69 $     1.69 $      +0.36 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.31 $     1.45 $      +10.79 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.77 $     1.55 $      -12.81 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.50 $     9.74 $      -22.05 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.44 $     2.92 $      +19.76 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.61 $     2.68 $      +2.97 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 10.00 $     13.47 $      +34.74 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 $     4.06 $      +80.38 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 $     74.68 $      -25.32 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $     4.06 $      +24.88 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.24 $     2.02 $      +62.34 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $     32.47 $      +8.23 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.05 $     2.19 $      +107.96 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,000.00 $     24,350.65 $      +28.16 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 131.82 $     228.93 $      +73.66 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.18 $     0.18 $      +2.04 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 43.50 $     29.97 $      -31.10 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.85 $     46.25 $      +16.08 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.00 $     18.02 $      -9.90 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 $     12.99 $      +18.06 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 44.69 $     82.64 $      +84.92 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.50 $     43.29 $      +33.20 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 81.25 $     92.24 $      +13.52 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 92.31 $     82.64 $      -10.47 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,564.76 $     1,020.02 $      -34.81 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 978.89 $     744.05 $      -23.99 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,966.67 $     1,911.16 $      -35.58 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,961.54 $     1,377.00 $      -29.80 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 3,105.39 $     4,244.46 $      +36.68 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,704.29 $     2,808.97 $      +64.82 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,454.27 $     2,069.60 $      -40.09 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.30     4.03      -6.19 %
 
Last updateOctober, 2014September, 2014
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