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Cost of Living Comparison Between Chicago, IL and Manchester Reverse

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You would need around 2,852.46£ (4,456.97$) in Manchester to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 4,600.00$ 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 17.85% higher than in Chicago, IL
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Manchester are 3.11% lower than in Chicago, IL
Rent Prices in Manchester are 34.18% lower than in Chicago, IL
Restaurant Prices in Manchester are 34.57% higher than in Chicago, IL
Groceries Prices in Manchester are 10.64% higher than in Chicago, IL
Local Purchasing Power in Manchester is 43.86% lower than in Chicago, IL

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  Chicago, IL  Manchester      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $     15.62 $      +56.25 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 55.00 $     78.12 $      +42.05 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.50 $     7.81 $      +20.19 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 4.00 $     4.69 $      +17.19 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.00 $     5.39 $      -10.16 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.73 $     3.56 $      -4.59 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.62 $     1.64 $      +1.37 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.36 $     1.37 $      +0.78 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.94 $     1.43 $      +52.15 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 1.93 $     1.39 $      -28.26 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.24 $     1.89 $      -15.56 %
Eggs (12) 2.09 $     3.32 $      +58.41 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 7.62 $     10.70 $      +40.46 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 9.15 $     12.37 $      +35.26 %
Apples (1kg) 3.61 $     2.72 $      -24.58 %
Oranges (1kg) 2.74 $     2.64 $      -3.58 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.33 $     2.94 $      -32.12 %
Potato (1kg) 1.69 $     1.73 $      +2.26 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.35 $     1.30 $      -3.51 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.79 $     1.60 $      -10.52 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $     9.38 $      -21.88 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.62 $     3.04 $      +15.75 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.68 $     2.75 $      +2.52 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 10.00 $     13.36 $      +33.59 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 $     4.06 $      +80.56 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 $     73.44 $      -26.56 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $     3.91 $      +20.19 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.24 $     1.94 $      +56.25 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $     31.25 $      +4.17 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.03 $     2.09 $      +102.97 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,000.00 $     23,437.50 $      +17.19 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 129.34 $     203.18 $      +57.10 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.19 $     0.19 $      -1.32 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 42.37 $     26.69 $      -37.01 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.83 $     41.19 $      +3.42 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.00 $     16.80 $      -16.02 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 $     12.50 $      +13.64 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 42.75 $     81.67 $      +91.06 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.86 $     42.66 $      +29.82 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 80.00 $     89.06 $      +11.33 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 96.00 $     78.84 $      -17.88 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,545.50 $     999.84 $      -35.31 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 985.72 $     723.81 $      -26.57 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,861.54 $     1,803.39 $      -36.98 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,950.00 $     1,296.65 $      -33.51 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 3,105.39 $     4,364.15 $      +40.53 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,973.38 $     3,145.31 $      +59.39 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,637.22 $     1,978.34 $      -45.61 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.37     4.03      -7.72 %
 
Last updateDecember, 2014December, 2014
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