Cost of Living Comparison Between Chicago, IL and London 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in London are 2.6% lower than in Chicago, IL (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in London are 4.5% higher than in Chicago, IL
Rent Prices in London are 15.0% higher than in Chicago, IL
Restaurant Prices in London are 3.5% lower than in Chicago, IL
Groceries Prices in London are 26.2% lower than in Chicago, IL
Local Purchasing Power in London is 29.7% lower than in Chicago, IL
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Restaurants
Chicago, IL Edit London Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $
(16.21 £)
18.51 $
(15.00 £)
     -7.5 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $
(64.84 £)
86.37 $
(70.00 £)
     +8.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 $
(8.10 £)
8.64 $
(7.00 £)
     -13.6 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $
(4.86 £)
7.40 $
(6.00 £)
     +23.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.50 $
(6.08 £)
6.17 $
(5.00 £)
     -17.7 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.14 $
(4.16 £)
4.18 $
(3.39 £)
     -18.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.61 $
(2.11 £)
2.19 $
(1.78 £)
     -16.0 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.20 $
(1.78 £)
1.69 $
(1.37 £)
     -23.1 %
Markets
Chicago, IL Edit London Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.34 $
(2.71 £)
5.37 $
(4.35 £)
     +60.6 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.99 $
(2.42 £)
1.23 $
(0.99 £)
     -59.0 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.75 $
(1.42 £)
1.02 $
(0.82 £)
     -41.9 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.83 $
(3.10 £)
3.17 $
(2.57 £)
     -17.2 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.99 $
(4.86 £)
3.62 $
(2.94 £)
     -39.6 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.40 $
(4.37 £)
3.79 $
(3.07 £)
     -29.7 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.46 $
(6.05 £)
5.78 $
(4.69 £)
     -22.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.36 $
(1.91 £)
1.17 $
(0.95 £)
     -50.3 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.72 $
(0.58 £)
0.72 $
(0.58 £)
     +0.6 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.47 $
(1.19 £)
1.10 $
(0.89 £)
     -25.4 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.88 $
(1.52 £)
1.38 $
(1.12 £)
     -26.3 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.86 $
(0.70 £)
0.61 $
(0.49 £)
     -29.7 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.00 $
(0.81 £)
0.64 $
(0.52 £)
     -35.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.77 $
(1.43 £)
1.07 $
(0.87 £)
     -39.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.19 $
(1.77 £)
1.42 $
(1.15 £)
     -35.3 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.99 $
(12.15 £)
11.10 $
(9.00 £)
     -25.9 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.76 $
(2.24 £)
2.49 $
(2.01 £)
     -10.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.30 $
(3.48 £)
2.94 $
(2.39 £)
     -31.5 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 $
(12.16 £)
16.04 $
(13.00 £)
     +6.9 %
Transportation
Chicago, IL Edit London Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $
(2.03 £)
3.21 $
(2.60 £)
     +28.3 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 $
(64.84 £)
186.93 $
(151.50 £)
     +133.7 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $
(2.84 £)
4.94 $
(4.00 £)
     +41.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.39 $
(2.75 £)
3.38 $
(2.74 £)
     -0.4 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(24.31 £)
35.54 $
(28.80 £)
     +18.5 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.34 $
(3.52 £)
8.30 $
(6.73 £)
     +91.4 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,197.50 $
(18,800.69 £)
30,846.60 $
(25,000.00 £)
     +33.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,669.44 $
(19,993.65 £)
30,211.47 $
(24,485.25 £)
     +22.5 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Chicago, IL Edit London Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 164.26 $
(133.13 £)
331.13 $
(268.37 £)
     +101.6 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.33 $
(0.27 £)
0.15 $
(0.12 £)
     -56.5 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 65.48 $
(53.07 £)
36.24 $
(29.37 £)
     -44.7 %
Sports And Leisure
Chicago, IL Edit London Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 63.61 $
(51.55 £)
53.82 $
(43.62 £)
     -15.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.00 $
(8.10 £)
14.15 $
(11.46 £)
     +41.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $
(12.16 £)
14.81 $
(12.00 £)
     -1.3 %
Childcare
Chicago, IL Edit London Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,784.74 $
(1,446.47 £)
1,884.52 $
(1,527.33 £)
     +5.6 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 21,664.64 $
(17,558.36 £)
22,243.21 $
(18,027.27 £)
     +2.7 %
Clothing And Shoes
Chicago, IL Edit London Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 58.57 $
(47.47 £)
93.26 $
(75.58 £)
     +59.2 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 37.91 $
(30.72 £)
42.07 $
(34.10 £)
     +11.0 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 90.09 $
(73.01 £)
93.89 $
(76.10 £)
     +4.2 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 105.74 $
(85.70 £)
116.15 $
(94.14 £)
     +9.9 %
Rent Per Month
Chicago, IL Edit London Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,045.81 $
(1,658.05 £)
2,479.71 $
(2,009.71 £)
     +21.2 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,438.85 $
(1,166.13 £)
1,766.44 $
(1,431.64 £)
     +22.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,061.90 $
(3,292.02 £)
4,362.34 $
(3,535.51 £)
     +7.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,547.73 $
(2,064.84 £)
3,003.88 $
(2,434.53 £)
     +17.9 %
Buy Apartment Price
Chicago, IL Edit London Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 382.14 $
(309.71 £)
1,378.44 $
(1,117.17 £)
     +260.7 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 254.50 $
(206.26 £)
842.51 $
(682.83 £)
     +231.0 %
Salaries And Financing
Chicago, IL Edit London Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,157.65 $
(4,180.08 £)
3,789.78 $
(3,071.47 £)
     -26.5 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.63 3.49      -38.0 %
Last update: January 2023January 2023
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