Cost of Living Comparison Between Chicago, IL and Vasteras 

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Cost of Living in Vasteras is 31.4% lower than in Chicago, IL (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Vasteras is 43.3% lower than in Chicago, IL
Rent Prices in Vasteras are 61.7% lower than in Chicago, IL
Restaurant Prices in Vasteras are 37.7% lower than in Chicago, IL
Groceries Prices in Vasteras are 40.2% lower than in Chicago, IL
Local Purchasing Power in Vasteras is 9.6% higher than in Chicago, IL
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Restaurants
Chicago, IL Edit Vasteras Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 $
(261.20 kr)
11.96 $
(125.00 kr)
     -52.1 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $
(1,044.78 kr)
67.00 $
(700.00 kr)
     -33.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $
(125.37 kr)
9.33 $
(97.50 kr)
     -22.2 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $
(83.58 kr)
6.70 $
(70.00 kr)
     -16.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $
(83.58 kr)
6.22 $
(65.00 kr)
     -22.2 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.15 $
(53.79 kr)
4.13 $
(43.12 kr)
     -19.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.99 $
(31.25 kr)
1.67 $
(17.50 kr)
     -44.0 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.40 $
(25.03 kr)
1.91 $
(20.00 kr)
     -20.1 %
Markets
Chicago, IL Edit Vasteras Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.07 $
(42.48 kr)
6.16 $
(64.35 kr)
     +51.5 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.74 $
(39.07 kr)
2.17 $
(22.68 kr)
     -42.0 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.84 $
(29.66 kr)
0.98 $
(10.21 kr)
     -65.6 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.95 $
(41.25 kr)
3.16 $
(33.00 kr)
     -20.0 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.37 $
(77.01 kr)
3.69 $
(38.56 kr)
     -49.9 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.72 $
(70.18 kr)
4.02 $
(41.96 kr)
     -40.2 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.30 $
(97.13 kr)
7.04 $
(73.59 kr)
     -24.2 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.65 $
(27.73 kr)
1.24 $
(12.98 kr)
     -53.2 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.89 $
(9.33 kr)
1.06 $
(11.11 kr)
     +19.0 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.15 $
(22.51 kr)
1.09 $
(11.34 kr)
     -49.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.27 $
(23.76 kr)
1.23 $
(12.85 kr)
     -45.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.20 $
(12.52 kr)
0.63 $
(6.58 kr)
     -47.5 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.36 $
(14.23 kr)
0.65 $
(6.80 kr)
     -52.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.29 $
(23.88 kr)
2.47 $
(25.83 kr)
     +8.2 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.82 $
(29.46 kr)
1.55 $
(16.17 kr)
     -45.1 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(156.72 kr)
10.53 $
(110.00 kr)
     -29.8 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.64 $
(27.63 kr)
1.44 $
(15.00 kr)
     -45.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.83 $
(40.04 kr)
1.75 $
(18.33 kr)
     -54.2 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 16.00 $
(167.17 kr)
6.70 $
(70.00 kr)
     -58.1 %
Transportation
Chicago, IL Edit Vasteras Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $
(26.12 kr)
2.87 $
(30.00 kr)
     +14.9 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 $
(835.83 kr)
62.69 $
(655.00 kr)
     -21.6 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $
(33.96 kr)
3.35 $
(35.00 kr)
     +3.1 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.25 $
(23.51 kr)
3.85 $
(40.23 kr)
     +71.2 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 $
(261.20 kr)
76.57 $
(800.00 kr)
     +206.3 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.14 $
(43.23 kr)
6.84 $
(71.48 kr)
     +65.3 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 37,383.69 $
(390,577.88 kr)
29,575.56 $
(309,000.00 kr)
     -20.9 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,997.89 $
(282,068.93 kr)
27,630.18 $
(288,675.00 kr)
     +2.3 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Chicago, IL Edit Vasteras Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 156.86 $
(1,638.84 kr)
81.48 $
(851.28 kr)
     -48.1 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 54.35 $
(567.80 kr)
26.25 $
(274.25 kr)
     -51.7 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 54.97 $
(574.27 kr)
24.65 $
(257.50 kr)
     -55.2 %
Sports And Leisure
Chicago, IL Edit Vasteras Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 70.29 $
(734.33 kr)
32.16 $
(336.00 kr)
     -54.2 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.00 $
(135.82 kr)
29.99 $
(313.33 kr)
     +130.7 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $
(156.72 kr)
21.54 $
(225.00 kr)
     +43.6 %
Childcare
Chicago, IL Edit Vasteras Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,308.33 $
(24,117.04 kr)
130.81 $
(1,366.67 kr)
     -94.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 43,560.00 $
(455,106.82 kr)
4,785.69 $
(50,000.00 kr)
     -89.0 %
Clothing And Shoes
Chicago, IL Edit Vasteras Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 62.17 $
(649.58 kr)
78.17 $
(816.67 kr)
     +25.7 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 53.46 $
(558.56 kr)
39.70 $
(414.75 kr)
     -25.7 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 96.83 $
(1,011.61 kr)
78.96 $
(825.00 kr)
     -18.4 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 127.14 $
(1,328.37 kr)
86.14 $
(900.00 kr)
     -32.2 %
Rent Per Month
Chicago, IL Edit Vasteras Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,438.00 $
(25,471.77 kr)
813.57 $
(8,500.00 kr)
     -66.6 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,493.58 $
(15,604.62 kr)
488.14 $
(5,100.00 kr)
     -67.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,620.00 $
(48,268.91 kr)
1,770.71 $
(18,500.00 kr)
     -61.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,961.54 $
(30,941.61 kr)
1,330.42 $
(13,900.00 kr)
     -55.1 %
Buy Apartment Price
Chicago, IL Edit Vasteras Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 330.00 $
(3,447.75 kr)
310.78 $
(3,246.93 kr)
     -5.8 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 258.01 $
(2,695.60 kr)
191.18 $
(1,997.40 kr)
     -25.9 %
Salaries And Financing
Chicago, IL Edit Vasteras Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,851.06 $
(50,682.94 kr)
3,014.98 $
(31,500.00 kr)
     -37.8 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.66 4.87      -26.9 %
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