Cost of Living Comparison Between Chicago, IL and Helsingborg 

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Cost of Living in Helsingborg is 33.3% lower than in Chicago, IL (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Helsingborg is 46.8% lower than in Chicago, IL
Rent Prices in Helsingborg are 67.8% lower than in Chicago, IL
Restaurant Prices in Helsingborg are 38.8% lower than in Chicago, IL
Groceries Prices in Helsingborg are 39.4% lower than in Chicago, IL
Local Purchasing Power in Helsingborg is 26.6% higher than in Chicago, IL
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Restaurants
Chicago, IL Edit Helsingborg Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 $
(266.20 kr)
11.27 $
(120.00 kr)
     -54.9 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $
(1,064.79 kr)
65.74 $
(700.00 kr)
     -34.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $
(127.78 kr)
9.39 $
(100.00 kr)
     -21.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $
(85.18 kr)
6.57 $
(70.00 kr)
     -17.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $
(85.18 kr)
5.82 $
(62.00 kr)
     -27.2 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.20 $
(55.35 kr)
4.15 $
(44.17 kr)
     -20.2 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.99 $
(31.85 kr)
2.23 $
(23.75 kr)
     -25.4 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.42 $
(25.73 kr)
2.58 $
(27.50 kr)
     +6.9 %
Markets
Chicago, IL Edit Helsingborg Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.06 $
(43.18 kr)
5.07 $
(53.94 kr)
     +24.9 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.81 $
(40.57 kr)
1.73 $
(18.40 kr)
     -54.7 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.85 $
(30.34 kr)
0.99 $
(10.58 kr)
     -65.1 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.07 $
(43.35 kr)
3.27 $
(34.80 kr)
     -19.7 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.52 $
(80.06 kr)
4.15 $
(44.23 kr)
     -44.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.78 $
(72.18 kr)
5.21 $
(55.45 kr)
     -23.2 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.46 $
(100.77 kr)
7.24 $
(77.11 kr)
     -23.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.70 $
(28.70 kr)
0.98 $
(10.43 kr)
     -63.6 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.89 $
(9.53 kr)
1.12 $
(11.91 kr)
     +25.0 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.10 $
(22.35 kr)
1.22 $
(13.04 kr)
     -41.7 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.24 $
(23.82 kr)
1.67 $
(17.80 kr)
     -25.3 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.19 $
(12.71 kr)
0.61 $
(6.46 kr)
     -49.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.35 $
(14.36 kr)
0.58 $
(6.20 kr)
     -56.8 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.25 $
(23.94 kr)
1.93 $
(20.50 kr)
     -14.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.62 $
(27.86 kr)
1.50 $
(16.00 kr)
     -42.6 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(159.72 kr)
8.97 $
(95.50 kr)
     -40.2 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.43 $
(25.89 kr)
1.31 $
(14.00 kr)
     -45.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.31 $
(45.91 kr)
1.34 $
(14.25 kr)
     -69.0 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 16.00 $
(170.37 kr)
6.20 $
(66.00 kr)
     -61.3 %
Transportation
Chicago, IL Edit Helsingborg Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $
(26.62 kr)
2.91 $
(31.00 kr)
     +16.5 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 $
(851.83 kr)
58.65 $
(624.50 kr)
     -26.7 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $
(34.61 kr)
4.23 $
(45.00 kr)
     +30.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.25 $
(23.96 kr)
3.02 $
(32.19 kr)
     +34.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 $
(266.20 kr)
41.79 $
(445.00 kr)
     +67.2 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.22 $
(44.98 kr)
6.81 $
(72.53 kr)
     +61.2 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 37,383.69 $
(398,058.84 kr)
29,019.73 $
(309,000.00 kr)
     -22.4 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,211.87 $
(289,750.05 kr)
30,512.98 $
(324,900.00 kr)
     +12.1 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Chicago, IL Edit Helsingborg Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 160.77 $
(1,711.83 kr)
99.88 $
(1,063.56 kr)
     -37.9 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 55.33 $
(589.19 kr)
26.62 $
(283.40 kr)
     -51.9 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 57.48 $
(612.01 kr)
32.63 $
(347.40 kr)
     -43.2 %
Sports And Leisure
Chicago, IL Edit Helsingborg Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 76.63 $
(815.97 kr)
30.68 $
(326.67 kr)
     -60.0 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.00 $
(138.42 kr)
17.69 $
(188.33 kr)
     +36.1 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $
(159.72 kr)
14.09 $
(150.00 kr)
     -6.1 %
Childcare
Chicago, IL Edit Helsingborg Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,308.33 $
(24,578.97 kr)
120.02 $
(1,278.00 kr)
     -94.8 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 45,450.00 $
(483,948.33 kr)
0.00 $
(0.00 kr)
     -100.0 %
Clothing And Shoes
Chicago, IL Edit Helsingborg Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 60.46 $
(643.81 kr)
80.98 $
(862.25 kr)
     +33.9 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 53.75 $
(572.33 kr)
41.09 $
(437.50 kr)
     -23.6 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 97.19 $
(1,034.89 kr)
81.00 $
(862.50 kr)
     -16.7 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 130.31 $
(1,387.56 kr)
115.05 $
(1,225.00 kr)
     -11.7 %
Rent Per Month
Chicago, IL Edit Helsingborg Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,432.29 $
(25,898.87 kr)
766.97 $
(8,166.67 kr)
     -68.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,517.89 $
(16,162.37 kr)
598.71 $
(6,375.00 kr)
     -60.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,604.17 $
(49,024.84 kr)
1,310.11 $
(13,950.00 kr)
     -71.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,991.30 $
(31,851.19 kr)
1,044.80 $
(11,125.00 kr)
     -65.1 %
Buy Apartment Price
Chicago, IL Edit Helsingborg Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 330.00 $
(3,513.79 kr)
287.49 $
(3,061.13 kr)
     -12.9 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 258.01 $
(2,747.23 kr)
214.28 $
(2,281.68 kr)
     -16.9 %
Salaries And Financing
Chicago, IL Edit Helsingborg Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,988.20 $
(53,114.01 kr)
3,361.47 $
(35,792.67 kr)
     -32.6 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.64 4.66      -29.8 %
Last update: May 2024March 2024
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