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Cost of Living Comparison Between Chicago, IL and Manchester Reverse

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You would need around 2,879.95£ (4,624.19$) in Manchester to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 4,600.00$ 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 24.37% higher than in Chicago, IL
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Manchester are 0.53% higher than in Chicago, IL
Rent Prices in Manchester are 33.94% lower than in Chicago, IL
Restaurant Prices in Manchester are 37.49% higher than in Chicago, IL
Groceries Prices in Manchester are 19.11% higher than in Chicago, IL
Local Purchasing Power in Manchester is 42.27% lower than in Chicago, IL

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  Chicago, IL  Manchester      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $     16.06 $      +60.57 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 55.00 $     80.28 $      +45.97 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.50 $     8.03 $      +23.51 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 4.00 $     4.82 $      +20.42 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.00 $     5.54 $      -7.68 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.81 $     3.64 $      -4.37 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.66 $     1.72 $      +3.42 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.46 $     1.42 $      -2.84 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.91 $     1.45 $      +59.22 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 1.96 $     1.48 $      -24.24 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.06 $     1.90 $      -7.66 %
Eggs (12) 2.08 $     3.35 $      +61.00 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 7.31 $     11.46 $      +56.82 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 8.87 $     14.03 $      +58.11 %
Apples (1kg) 3.73 $     2.80 $      -24.92 %
Oranges (1kg) 2.62 $     3.15 $      +20.04 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.30 $     3.02 $      -29.64 %
Potato (1kg) 1.69 $     1.68 $      -0.74 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.31 $     1.35 $      +3.33 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.77 $     1.59 $      -10.51 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.50 $     9.63 $      -22.90 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.44 $     2.91 $      +19.56 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.61 $     2.81 $      +7.73 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 10.00 $     13.41 $      +34.07 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 $     4.01 $      +78.41 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 $     73.86 $      -26.14 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $     4.01 $      +23.51 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.24 $     2.00 $      +60.57 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $     32.11 $      +7.04 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.05 $     2.15 $      +105.33 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,000.00 $     24,084.78 $      +26.76 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 131.82 $     226.30 $      +71.67 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.18 $     0.19 $      +8.79 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 43.50 $     28.67 $      -34.09 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.85 $     45.87 $      +15.13 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.00 $     17.46 $      -12.69 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 $     12.85 $      +16.77 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 44.69 $     80.28 $      +79.63 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.50 $     42.75 $      +31.54 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 81.25 $     88.31 $      +8.69 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 92.31 $     79.48 $      -13.90 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,564.76 $     1,012.36 $      -35.30 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 978.89 $     739.07 $      -24.50 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,966.67 $     1,859.88 $      -37.31 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,961.54 $     1,324.88 $      -32.46 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 3,105.39 $     4,198.12 $      +35.19 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,704.29 $     2,778.30 $      +63.02 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,454.27 $     2,004.62 $      -41.97 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.28     4.03      -5.75 %
 
Last updateOctober, 2014October, 2014
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