Cost of Living Comparison Between Chicago, IL and London 

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Cost of Living in London is 1.0% lower than in Chicago, IL (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in London is 7.9% higher than in Chicago, IL
Rent Prices in London are 21.8% higher than in Chicago, IL
Restaurant Prices in London are 1.3% lower than in Chicago, IL
Groceries Prices in London are 25.2% lower than in Chicago, IL
Local Purchasing Power in London is 11.1% lower than in Chicago, IL
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Restaurants
Chicago, IL Edit London Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 $
(19.62 £)
25.48 $
(20.00 £)
     +1.9 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $
(78.50 £)
101.92 $
(80.00 £)
     +1.9 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $
(9.42 £)
10.19 $
(8.00 £)
     -15.1 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $
(6.28 £)
8.28 $
(6.50 £)
     +3.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $
(6.28 £)
7.01 $
(5.50 £)
     -12.4 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.15 $
(4.04 £)
4.63 $
(3.63 £)
     -10.1 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.99 $
(2.35 £)
2.56 $
(2.01 £)
     -14.3 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.40 $
(1.88 £)
1.94 $
(1.52 £)
     -19.1 %
Markets
Chicago, IL Edit London Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.06 $
(3.19 £)
6.36 $
(5.00 £)
     +56.8 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.74 $
(2.94 £)
1.85 $
(1.45 £)
     -50.6 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.84 $
(2.23 £)
1.20 $
(0.94 £)
     -57.8 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.95 $
(3.10 £)
4.02 $
(3.16 £)
     +1.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.37 $
(5.79 £)
4.33 $
(3.40 £)
     -41.3 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.72 $
(5.27 £)
4.38 $
(3.44 £)
     -34.7 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.30 $
(7.30 £)
7.17 $
(5.63 £)
     -22.9 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.65 $
(2.08 £)
1.51 $
(1.19 £)
     -43.1 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.89 $
(0.70 £)
0.80 $
(0.62 £)
     -10.9 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.15 $
(1.69 £)
1.53 $
(1.20 £)
     -29.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.27 $
(1.79 £)
1.96 $
(1.54 £)
     -13.8 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.20 $
(0.94 £)
0.75 $
(0.59 £)
     -37.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.36 $
(1.07 £)
0.71 $
(0.55 £)
     -48.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.29 $
(1.79 £)
1.29 $
(1.01 £)
     -43.7 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.82 $
(2.21 £)
1.67 $
(1.31 £)
     -40.7 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(11.77 £)
12.42 $
(9.75 £)
     -17.2 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.64 $
(2.08 £)
2.65 $
(2.08 £)
     +0.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.09 $
(3.21 £)
3.17 $
(2.49 £)
     -22.6 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 16.00 $
(12.56 £)
19.11 $
(15.00 £)
     +19.4 %
Transportation
Chicago, IL Edit London Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $
(1.96 £)
3.57 $
(2.80 £)
     +42.7 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 $
(62.80 £)
254.79 $
(200.00 £)
     +218.5 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $
(2.55 £)
6.05 $
(4.75 £)
     +86.2 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.25 $
(1.77 £)
4.10 $
(3.22 £)
     +82.2 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 $
(19.62 £)
38.22 $
(30.00 £)
     +52.9 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.14 $
(3.25 £)
7.32 $
(5.75 £)
     +77.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 37,383.69 $
(29,344.93 £)
35,714.92 $
(28,035.00 £)
     -4.5 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,997.89 $
(21,192.42 £)
34,220.77 $
(26,862.14 £)
     +26.8 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Chicago, IL Edit London Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 156.86 $
(123.13 £)
378.59 $
(297.18 £)
     +141.4 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 54.52 $
(42.80 £)
19.75 $
(15.50 £)
     -63.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 55.68 $
(43.71 £)
39.03 $
(30.63 £)
     -29.9 %
Sports And Leisure
Chicago, IL Edit London Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 74.10 $
(58.16 £)
59.60 $
(46.79 £)
     -19.6 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.00 $
(10.20 £)
18.63 $
(14.62 £)
     +43.3 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $
(11.77 £)
19.11 $
(15.00 £)
     +27.4 %
Childcare
Chicago, IL Edit London Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,308.33 $
(1,811.96 £)
2,360.76 $
(1,853.11 £)
     +2.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 45,450.00 $
(35,676.70 £)
25,661.22 $
(20,143.18 £)
     -43.5 %
Clothing And Shoes
Chicago, IL Edit London Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 61.53 $
(48.30 £)
105.70 $
(82.97 £)
     +71.8 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 53.75 $
(42.19 £)
51.35 $
(40.31 £)
     -4.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 97.36 $
(76.43 £)
114.59 $
(89.95 £)
     +17.7 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 126.54 $
(99.33 £)
129.60 $
(101.73 £)
     +2.4 %
Rent Per Month
Chicago, IL Edit London Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,438.00 $
(1,913.75 £)
2,735.43 $
(2,147.22 £)
     +12.2 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,493.58 $
(1,172.41 £)
2,038.41 $
(1,600.08 £)
     +36.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,620.00 $
(3,626.54 £)
5,606.93 $
(4,401.25 £)
     +21.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,960.00 $
(2,323.50 £)
3,641.88 $
(2,858.75 £)
     +23.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
Chicago, IL Edit London Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 330.00 $
(259.04 £)
1,630.90 $
(1,280.20 £)
     +394.2 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 258.01 $
(202.53 £)
952.72 $
(747.85 £)
     +269.3 %
Salaries And Financing
Chicago, IL Edit London Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,889.66 $
(3,838.22 £)
4,691.41 $
(3,682.59 £)
     -4.1 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.64 5.50      -17.1 %
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