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Cost of Living Comparison Between Chicago, IL and Manchester Reverse

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You would need around 2,896.25£ (4,633.25$) in Manchester to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 4,600.00$ 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 24.70% higher than in Chicago, IL
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Manchester are 0.72% higher than in Chicago, IL
Rent Prices in Manchester are 33.94% lower than in Chicago, IL
Restaurant Prices in Manchester are 36.98% higher than in Chicago, IL
Groceries Prices in Manchester are 19.36% higher than in Chicago, IL
Local Purchasing Power in Manchester is 43.19% lower than in Chicago, IL

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  Chicago, IL  Manchester      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $     16.00 $      +59.97 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 55.00 $     79.99 $      +45.43 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.50 $     8.00 $      +23.06 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 4.00 $     4.80 $      +19.98 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.00 $     5.52 $      -8.01 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.81 $     3.64 $      -4.36 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.66 $     1.69 $      +2.08 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.46 $     1.40 $      -3.68 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.91 $     1.47 $      +61.80 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 1.96 $     1.53 $      -21.77 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.06 $     1.96 $      -4.65 %
Eggs (12) 2.08 $     3.39 $      +62.87 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 7.31 $     11.69 $      +59.94 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 8.87 $     13.74 $      +54.91 %
Apples (1kg) 3.73 $     2.84 $      -23.98 %
Oranges (1kg) 2.62 $     3.14 $      +19.82 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.30 $     3.03 $      -29.42 %
Potato (1kg) 1.69 $     1.75 $      +3.70 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.31 $     1.37 $      +4.92 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.77 $     1.64 $      -7.34 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.50 $     9.60 $      -23.18 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.44 $     2.90 $      +19.12 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.61 $     2.80 $      +7.33 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 10.00 $     13.36 $      +33.58 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 $     4.16 $      +84.86 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 $     73.59 $      -26.41 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $     4.00 $      +23.06 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.24 $     1.99 $      +59.97 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $     31.99 $      +6.65 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.05 $     2.15 $      +105.07 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,000.00 $     23,996.16 $      +26.30 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 131.82 $     230.62 $      +74.95 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.18 $     0.19 $      +7.41 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 43.50 $     29.33 $      -32.58 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.85 $     45.70 $      +14.71 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.00 $     17.40 $      -13.01 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 $     12.80 $      +16.35 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 44.69 $     83.32 $      +86.43 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.50 $     43.67 $      +34.38 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 81.25 $     92.65 $      +14.03 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 92.31 $     82.65 $      -10.46 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,564.76 $     1,013.93 $      -35.20 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 978.89 $     737.38 $      -24.67 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,966.67 $     1,858.16 $      -37.37 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,961.54 $     1,327.56 $      -32.32 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 3,105.39 $     4,468.18 $      +43.88 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,704.29 $     3,220.28 $      +88.95 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,490.34 $     1,997.24 $      -42.78 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.28     4.03      -5.75 %
 
Last updateOctober, 2014October, 2014
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