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Cost of Living Comparison Between Chicago, IL and Manchester Reverse

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You would need around 2,697.55£ (4,125.96$) in Manchester to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 4,800.00$ in Chicago, IL (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index. This comparison assumes net earnings (after income tax).

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Manchester are 2.45% higher than in Chicago, IL
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Manchester are 14.04% lower than in Chicago, IL
Rent Prices in Manchester are 38.83% lower than in Chicago, IL
Restaurant Prices in Manchester are 19.08% higher than in Chicago, IL
Groceries Prices in Manchester are 13.07% lower than in Chicago, IL
Local Purchasing Power in Manchester is 17.85% lower than in Chicago, IL

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  Chicago, IL  Manchester      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 11.00 $
(7.19 £)
    15.30 $
(10.00 £)
     +39.05 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $
(39.23 £)
    68.83 $
(45.00 £)
     +14.71 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.50 $
(4.25 £)
    7.65 $
(5.00 £)
     +17.66 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 4.00 $
(2.62 £)
    4.59 $
(3.00 £)
     +14.71 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.00 $
(3.92 £)
    5.20 $
(3.40 £)
     -13.33 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.66 $
(2.39 £)
    3.63 $
(2.38 £)
     -0.72 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.65 $
(1.08 £)
    1.77 $
(1.16 £)
     +7.15 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.60 $
(1.04 £)
    1.44 $
(0.94 £)
     -9.69 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.33 $
(2.83 £)
    5.32 $
(3.48 £)
     +22.64 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.84 $
(1.20 £)
    1.18 $
(0.77 £)
     -35.96 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.97 $
(0.63 £)
    0.84 $
(0.55 £)
     -13.08 %
Eggs (12) 2.55 $
(1.67 £)
    2.94 $
(1.92 £)
     +15.50 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.67 $
(2.40 £)
    5.13 $
(3.35 £)
     +39.87 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.81 $
(3.14 £)
    4.38 $
(2.86 £)
     -8.93 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.73 $
(1.13 £)
    1.21 $
(0.79 £)
     -30.06 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.38 $
(0.90 £)
    1.00 $
(0.65 £)
     -27.64 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.09 $
(1.37 £)
    1.13 $
(0.74 £)
     -46.05 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.30 $
(0.85 £)
    0.89 $
(0.58 £)
     -31.48 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.61 $
(1.05 £)
    1.00 $
(0.65 £)
     -38.00 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.22 $
(1.45 £)
    1.32 $
(0.86 £)
     -40.46 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.50 $
(8.17 £)
    9.18 $
(6.00 £)
     -26.58 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.75 $
(1.14 £)
    1.61 $
(1.05 £)
     -8.23 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 1.80 $
(1.18 £)
    1.76 $
(1.15 £)
     -2.46 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 12.00 $
(7.85 £)
    13.57 $
(8.88 £)
     +13.12 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 $
(1.47 £)
    3.98 $
(2.60 £)
     +76.74 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 $
(65.38 £)
    76.48 $
(50.00 £)
     -23.52 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $
(2.12 £)
    4.05 $
(2.65 £)
     +24.71 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.00 $
(1.31 £)
    3.06 $
(2.00 £)
     +52.95 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(19.61 £)
    30.59 $
(20.00 £)
     +1.97 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.36 $
(2.19 £)
    6.80 $
(4.45 £)
     +102.67 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,500.00 $
(14,710.50 £)
    22,942.80 $
(15,000.00 £)
     +1.97 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 117.23 $
(76.65 £)
    196.95 $
(128.77 £)
     +68.00 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.19 $
(0.12 £)
    0.21 $
(0.14 £)
     +12.70 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 37.30 $
(24.39 £)
    22.94 $
(15.00 £)
     -38.49 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 45.25 $
(29.58 £)
    40.42 $
(26.43 £)
     -10.67 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.00 $
(13.08 £)
    15.60 $
(10.20 £)
     -21.99 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 $
(7.19 £)
    12.24 $
(8.00 £)
     +11.24 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 44.22 $
(28.91 £)
    83.27 $
(54.44 £)
     +88.31 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.28 $
(22.42 £)
    41.30 $
(27.00 £)
     +20.45 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 84.38 $
(55.16 £)
    88.90 $
(58.12 £)
     +5.37 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 99.62 $
(65.13 £)
    77.43 $
(50.62 £)
     -22.28 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,656.07 $
(1,082.74 £)
    991.00 $
(647.92 £)
     -40.16 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 978.08 $
(639.47 £)
    711.23 $
(465.00 £)
     -27.28 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,911.11 $
(1,903.28 £)
    1,767.45 $
(1,155.56 £)
     -39.29 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,118.75 $
(1,385.24 £)
    1,218.18 $
(796.44 £)
     -42.50 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 293.40 $
(191.82 £)
    349.86 $
(228.74 £)
     +19.24 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 150.00 $
(98.07 £)
    228.28 $
(149.25 £)
     +52.19 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,914.51 $
(1,905.51 £)
    2,058.10 $
(1,345.59 £)
     -29.38 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.03     3.65      -9.47 %
 
Last updateMay, 2015May, 2015
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Currency: USD