Cost of Living Comparison Between Chicago, IL and London 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in London are 0.2% higher than in Chicago, IL (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in London are 7.4% higher than in Chicago, IL
Rent Prices in London are 18.4% higher than in Chicago, IL
Restaurant Prices in London are 8.4% higher than in Chicago, IL
Groceries Prices in London are 28.0% lower than in Chicago, IL
Local Purchasing Power in London is 34.0% lower than in Chicago, IL
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Restaurants
Chicago, IL Edit London Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $
(16.19 £)
22.24 $
(18.00 £)
     +11.2 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $
(64.75 £)
98.84 $
(80.00 £)
     +23.6 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 $
(8.09 £)
9.27 $
(7.50 £)
     -7.3 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 $
(5.67 £)
7.41 $
(6.00 £)
     +5.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $
(6.47 £)
6.18 $
(5.00 £)
     -22.8 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.29 $
(4.28 £)
4.29 $
(3.47 £)
     -19.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.58 $
(2.09 £)
2.36 $
(1.91 £)
     -8.6 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.09 $
(1.69 £)
1.73 $
(1.40 £)
     -17.0 %
Markets
Chicago, IL Edit London Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.75 $
(3.03 £)
5.98 $
(4.84 £)
     +59.6 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.29 $
(2.67 £)
1.46 $
(1.18 £)
     -55.8 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.08 $
(1.69 £)
1.10 $
(0.89 £)
     -47.3 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.53 $
(3.67 £)
3.78 $
(3.06 £)
     -16.6 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.83 $
(5.53 £)
3.77 $
(3.05 £)
     -44.7 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.29 $
(4.28 £)
3.95 $
(3.20 £)
     -25.3 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.33 $
(5.94 £)
6.19 $
(5.01 £)
     -15.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.46 $
(1.99 £)
1.20 $
(0.97 £)
     -51.3 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.76 $
(0.61 £)
0.70 $
(0.56 £)
     -8.0 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.05 $
(1.66 £)
1.19 $
(0.96 £)
     -41.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.02 $
(1.63 £)
1.49 $
(1.20 £)
     -26.3 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.18 $
(0.95 £)
0.64 $
(0.52 £)
     -45.5 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.12 $
(0.91 £)
0.66 $
(0.53 £)
     -41.5 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.12 $
(1.72 £)
1.06 $
(0.86 £)
     -50.1 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.50 $
(2.02 £)
1.42 $
(1.15 £)
     -43.1 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(12.14 £)
11.12 $
(9.00 £)
     -25.8 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.61 $
(2.11 £)
2.42 $
(1.95 £)
     -7.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.46 $
(3.61 £)
3.04 $
(2.46 £)
     -31.9 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 $
(12.14 £)
16.56 $
(13.40 £)
     +10.4 %
Transportation
Chicago, IL Edit London Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $
(2.02 £)
3.46 $
(2.80 £)
     +38.4 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 $
(64.75 £)
197.69 $
(160.00 £)
     +147.1 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $
(2.83 £)
4.94 $
(4.00 £)
     +41.2 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.39 $
(2.74 £)
3.57 $
(2.89 £)
     +5.4 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(24.28 £)
35.58 $
(28.80 £)
     +18.6 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.34 $
(3.52 £)
8.16 $
(6.61 £)
     +87.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,200.00 $
(18,777.01 £)
30,888.83 $
(25,000.00 £)
     +33.1 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,558.33 $
(20,685.74 £)
30,876.77 $
(24,990.24 £)
     +20.8 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Chicago, IL Edit London Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 162.18 $
(131.26 £)
381.41 $
(308.70 £)
     +135.2 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.33 $
(0.27 £)
0.15 $
(0.12 £)
     -53.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 68.18 $
(55.19 £)
37.04 $
(29.98 £)
     -45.7 %
Sports And Leisure
Chicago, IL Edit London Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 65.50 $
(53.02 £)
59.17 $
(47.89 £)
     -9.7 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.71 $
(8.67 £)
15.30 $
(12.38 £)
     +42.8 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $
(12.14 £)
14.83 $
(12.00 £)
     -1.2 %
Childcare
Chicago, IL Edit London Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,872.64 $
(1,515.63 £)
1,937.41 $
(1,568.05 £)
     +3.5 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 25,786.67 $
(20,870.55 £)
23,346.59 $
(18,895.65 £)
     -9.5 %
Clothing And Shoes
Chicago, IL Edit London Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 61.95 $
(50.14 £)
94.69 $
(76.64 £)
     +52.8 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.84 $
(32.25 £)
42.99 $
(34.79 £)
     +7.9 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 91.54 $
(74.09 £)
92.94 $
(75.22 £)
     +1.5 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 121.92 $
(98.68 £)
117.22 $
(94.87 £)
     -3.9 %
Rent Per Month
Chicago, IL Edit London Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,038.51 $
(1,649.87 £)
2,557.91 $
(2,070.26 £)
     +25.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,452.26 $
(1,175.39 £)
1,797.35 $
(1,454.69 £)
     +23.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,171.88 $
(3,376.52 £)
4,714.48 $
(3,815.69 £)
     +13.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,564.29 $
(2,075.41 £)
3,049.90 $
(2,468.45 £)
     +18.9 %
Buy Apartment Price
Chicago, IL Edit London Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 428.12 $
(346.50 £)
1,507.92 $
(1,220.44 £)
     +252.2 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 253.37 $
(205.07 £)
850.01 $
(687.96 £)
     +235.5 %
Salaries And Financing
Chicago, IL Edit London Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,622.66 $
(4,550.72 £)
3,985.89 $
(3,226.00 £)
     -29.1 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.67 4.38      -22.9 %
Last update: May 2023May 2023
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