Cost of Living Comparison Between Chicago, IL and Malmo 

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Cost of Living in Malmo is 24.3% lower than in Chicago, IL (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Malmo is 40.5% lower than in Chicago, IL
Rent Prices in Malmo are 65.8% lower than in Chicago, IL
Restaurant Prices in Malmo are 36.7% lower than in Chicago, IL
Groceries Prices in Malmo are 25.9% lower than in Chicago, IL
Local Purchasing Power in Malmo is 6.6% lower than in Chicago, IL
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Restaurants
Chicago, IL Edit Malmo Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 $
(267.28 kr)
11.22 $
(120.00 kr)
     -55.1 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $
(1,069.11 kr)
65.48 $
(700.00 kr)
     -34.5 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $
(128.29 kr)
11.22 $
(120.00 kr)
     -6.5 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $
(85.53 kr)
7.48 $
(80.00 kr)
     -6.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $
(85.53 kr)
7.48 $
(80.00 kr)
     -6.5 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.21 $
(55.66 kr)
4.33 $
(46.25 kr)
     -16.9 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.99 $
(31.98 kr)
2.32 $
(24.82 kr)
     -22.4 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.40 $
(25.62 kr)
1.77 $
(18.90 kr)
     -26.2 %
Markets
Chicago, IL Edit Malmo Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.06 $
(43.36 kr)
6.19 $
(66.21 kr)
     +52.7 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.81 $
(40.74 kr)
2.46 $
(26.34 kr)
     -35.3 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.85 $
(30.47 kr)
1.48 $
(15.81 kr)
     -48.1 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.07 $
(43.53 kr)
4.08 $
(43.66 kr)
     +0.3 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.52 $
(80.38 kr)
5.35 $
(57.15 kr)
     -28.9 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.78 $
(72.47 kr)
5.10 $
(54.53 kr)
     -24.8 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.46 $
(101.18 kr)
10.12 $
(108.21 kr)
     +7.0 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.70 $
(28.81 kr)
1.38 $
(14.78 kr)
     -48.7 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.89 $
(9.57 kr)
1.28 $
(13.66 kr)
     +42.8 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.10 $
(22.44 kr)
1.27 $
(13.54 kr)
     -39.7 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.24 $
(23.92 kr)
2.14 $
(22.93 kr)
     -4.1 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.19 $
(12.76 kr)
0.69 $
(7.39 kr)
     -42.0 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.35 $
(14.41 kr)
0.74 $
(7.93 kr)
     -45.0 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.25 $
(24.03 kr)
2.09 $
(22.37 kr)
     -6.9 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.62 $
(27.97 kr)
1.34 $
(14.38 kr)
     -48.6 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(160.37 kr)
10.24 $
(109.50 kr)
     -31.7 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.43 $
(25.99 kr)
2.66 $
(28.44 kr)
     +9.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.31 $
(46.09 kr)
2.69 $
(28.75 kr)
     -37.6 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 16.00 $
(171.06 kr)
6.55 $
(70.00 kr)
     -59.1 %
Transportation
Chicago, IL Edit Malmo Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $
(26.73 kr)
2.90 $
(31.00 kr)
     +16.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 $
(855.29 kr)
58.37 $
(624.00 kr)
     -27.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $
(34.75 kr)
4.68 $
(50.00 kr)
     +43.9 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.25 $
(24.05 kr)
4.06 $
(43.45 kr)
     +80.6 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 $
(267.28 kr)
56.12 $
(600.00 kr)
     +124.5 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.22 $
(45.17 kr)
7.05 $
(75.37 kr)
     +66.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 37,383.69 $
(399,672.77 kr)
28,902.55 $
(309,000.00 kr)
     -22.7 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,211.87 $
(290,924.84 kr)
29,954.82 $
(320,250.00 kr)
     +10.1 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Chicago, IL Edit Malmo Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 160.77 $
(1,718.77 kr)
116.08 $
(1,241.07 kr)
     -27.8 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 55.33 $
(591.57 kr)
29.01 $
(310.11 kr)
     -47.6 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 57.48 $
(614.49 kr)
34.05 $
(364.00 kr)
     -40.8 %
Sports And Leisure
Chicago, IL Edit Malmo Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 76.63 $
(819.28 kr)
36.98 $
(395.38 kr)
     -51.7 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.00 $
(138.98 kr)
21.96 $
(234.75 kr)
     +68.9 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $
(160.37 kr)
15.20 $
(162.50 kr)
     +1.3 %
Childcare
Chicago, IL Edit Malmo Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,308.33 $
(24,678.62 kr)
140.75 $
(1,504.80 kr)
     -93.9 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 45,450.00 $
(485,910.50 kr)
7,015.18 $
(75,000.00 kr)
     -84.6 %
Clothing And Shoes
Chicago, IL Edit Malmo Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 60.46 $
(646.42 kr)
92.17 $
(985.43 kr)
     +52.4 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 53.75 $
(574.65 kr)
39.75 $
(425.00 kr)
     -26.0 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 97.19 $
(1,039.08 kr)
92.37 $
(987.50 kr)
     -5.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 130.31 $
(1,393.18 kr)
141.63 $
(1,514.14 kr)
     +8.7 %
Rent Per Month
Chicago, IL Edit Malmo Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,432.29 $
(26,003.87 kr)
887.24 $
(9,485.57 kr)
     -63.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,517.89 $
(16,227.90 kr)
692.15 $
(7,399.89 kr)
     -54.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,604.17 $
(49,223.61 kr)
1,317.12 $
(14,081.50 kr)
     -71.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,991.30 $
(31,980.33 kr)
1,046.42 $
(11,187.38 kr)
     -65.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
Chicago, IL Edit Malmo Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 330.00 $
(3,528.03 kr)
374.90 $
(4,008.07 kr)
     +13.6 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 258.01 $
(2,758.37 kr)
240.54 $
(2,571.59 kr)
     -6.8 %
Salaries And Financing
Chicago, IL Edit Malmo Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,049.64 $
(53,986.21 kr)
2,804.60 $
(29,984.25 kr)
     -44.5 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.64 4.83      -27.2 %
Last update: May 2024May 2024
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