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Cost of Living Comparison Between Chicago, IL and Manchester Reverse

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You would need around 2,770.24£ (4,274.40$) in Manchester to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 4,700.00$ 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 11.48% higher than in Chicago, IL
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Manchester are 9.06% lower than in Chicago, IL
Rent Prices in Manchester are 38.38% lower than in Chicago, IL
Restaurant Prices in Manchester are 25.41% higher than in Chicago, IL
Groceries Prices in Manchester are 0.38% higher than in Chicago, IL
Local Purchasing Power in Manchester is 31.29% lower than in Chicago, IL

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  Chicago, IL  Manchester      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 11.00 $     15.43 $      +40.27 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $     77.15 $      +28.58 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.55 $     7.71 $      +17.78 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 4.00 $     4.63 $      +15.72 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.00 $     5.40 $      -9.99 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.78 $     3.72 $      -1.83 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.77 $     1.68 $      -4.73 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.59 $     1.47 $      -8.01 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.04 $     1.47 $      +41.07 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 1.93 $     1.35 $      -29.99 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.25 $     2.00 $      -11.16 %
Eggs (12) 2.34 $     3.09 $      +32.11 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 8.25 $     11.23 $      +36.05 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 9.81 $     11.24 $      +14.57 %
Apples (1kg) 3.54 $     2.68 $      -24.16 %
Oranges (1kg) 2.90 $     2.40 $      -17.10 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.64 $     2.65 $      -42.78 %
Potato (1kg) 1.76 $     2.04 $      +15.62 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.38 $     0.96 $      -30.38 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.87 $     1.44 $      -23.01 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.00 $     10.41 $      +4.07 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.92 $     2.83 $      -2.86 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.04 $     2.68 $      -11.56 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 12.00 $     13.73 $      +14.44 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 $     4.32 $      +92.01 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 $     75.61 $      -24.39 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $     3.86 $      +18.69 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.24 $     1.92 $      +54.30 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $     30.86 $      +2.86 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.93 $     1.82 $      +95.35 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,000.00 $     23,916.06 $      +25.87 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 114.54 $     195.87 $      +71.01 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.19 $     0.19 $      -2.55 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 37.56 $     24.00 $      -36.09 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 45.50 $     40.86 $      -10.19 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.00 $     16.59 $      -17.07 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 $     11.57 $      +5.20 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 41.62 $     87.44 $      +110.06 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.86 $     43.01 $      +30.91 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 83.57 $     85.83 $      +2.70 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 113.50 $     83.15 $      -26.74 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,728.50 $     985.79 $      -42.97 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 996.82 $     732.91 $      -26.47 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,114.29 $     1,774.42 $      -43.02 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,933.33 $     1,264.72 $      -34.58 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 3,274.92 $     3,625.98 $      +10.72 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,973.38 $     2,478.78 $      +25.61 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,589.51 $     2,243.01 $      -37.51 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.29     3.78      -11.93 %
 
Last updateFebruary, 2015February, 2015
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