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Cost of Living Comparison Between Chicago, IL and London 

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Consumer Prices in London are 6.26% higher than in Chicago, IL
Consumer Prices Including Rent in London are 17.93% higher than in Chicago, IL
Rent Prices in London are 36.92% higher than in Chicago, IL
Restaurant Prices in London are 9.56% higher than in Chicago, IL
Groceries Prices in London are 15.77% lower than in Chicago, IL
Local Purchasing Power in London is 31.29% lower than in Chicago, IL
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(11.66 £)
19.30 $
(15.00 £)
     +28.67 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 65.00 $
(50.52 £)
64.34 $
(50.00 £)
     -1.02 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 $
(5.44 £)
7.72 $
(6.00 £)
     +10.29 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $
(3.89 £)
6.43 $
(5.00 £)
     +28.67 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.50 $
(5.05 £)
5.79 $
(4.50 £)
     -10.92 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.16 $
(3.23 £)
3.51 $
(2.73 £)
     -15.60 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.79 $
(1.39 £)
1.69 $
(1.31 £)
     -5.24 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.62 $
(1.26 £)
1.29 $
(1.00 £)
     -20.70 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.82 $
(2.19 £)
4.52 $
(3.51 £)
     +60.34 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.36 $
(1.83 £)
1.29 $
(1.00 £)
     -45.38 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.83 $
(1.42 £)
0.99 $
(0.77 £)
     -45.63 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.10 $
(1.63 £)
2.77 $
(2.15 £)
     +32.30 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.40 $
(4.20 £)
4.14 $
(3.22 £)
     -23.34 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.50 $
(3.50 £)
3.93 $
(3.05 £)
     -12.80 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.53 $
(4.30 £)
5.45 $
(4.24 £)
     -1.51 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.11 $
(1.64 £)
1.30 $
(1.01 £)
     -38.24 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.84 $
(0.65 £)
0.64 $
(0.50 £)
     -23.38 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.85 $
(1.44 £)
1.24 $
(0.97 £)
     -32.87 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.45 $
(1.13 £)
1.39 $
(1.08 £)
     -4.18 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.92 $
(0.71 £)
0.71 $
(0.56 £)
     -22.04 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.96 $
(0.75 £)
0.67 $
(0.52 £)
     -30.19 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.42 $
(1.10 £)
1.04 $
(0.81 £)
     -26.36 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.02 $
(1.57 £)
1.28 $
(1.00 £)
     -36.53 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(9.33 £)
10.29 $
(8.00 £)
     -14.22 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.78 $
(1.38 £)
2.01 $
(1.56 £)
     +12.78 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.28 $
(1.77 £)
2.76 $
(2.14 £)
     +20.82 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.00 $
(10.10 £)
14.15 $
(11.00 £)
     +8.88 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $
(1.94 £)
3.22 $
(2.50 £)
     +28.67 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 105.00 $
(81.60 £)
180.14 $
(140.00 £)
     +71.57 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $
(2.53 £)
6.43 $
(5.00 £)
     +97.96 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.25 $
(1.75 £)
6.00 $
(4.66 £)
     +166.73 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 24.00 $
(18.65 £)
51.47 $
(40.00 £)
     +114.46 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.27 $
(2.54 £)
6.32 $
(4.91 £)
     +93.17 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,852.50 $
(16,982.76 £)
25,682.81 $
(19,959.50 £)
     +17.53 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,751.43 $
(15,349.90 £)
26,962.10 $
(20,953.70 £)
     +36.51 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 123.43 $
(95.93 £)
197.32 $
(153.34 £)
     +59.85 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $
(0.08 £)
0.15 $
(0.11 £)
     +40.71 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 60.43 $
(46.96 £)
41.64 $
(32.36 £)
     -31.08 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 50.05 $
(38.90 £)
57.94 $
(45.03 £)
     +15.77 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 25.94 $
(20.16 £)
14.51 $
(11.28 £)
     -44.07 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.00 $
(10.10 £)
16.73 $
(13.00 £)
     +28.67 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,030.72 $
(801.03 £)
1,598.36 $
(1,242.17 £)
     +55.07 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,822.22 $
(13,073.46 £)
21,032.83 $
(16,345.75 £)
     +25.03 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 51.28 $
(39.85 £)
82.49 $
(64.11 £)
     +60.88 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 37.19 $
(28.90 £)
39.05 $
(30.35 £)
     +5.01 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 77.39 $
(60.15 £)
87.65 $
(68.12 £)
     +13.26 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 110.65 $
(85.99 £)
104.23 $
(81.00 £)
     -5.80 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,703.73 $
(1,324.06 £)
2,222.21 $
(1,727.00 £)
     +30.43 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,074.47 $
(835.03 £)
1,593.55 $
(1,238.44 £)
     +48.31 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,112.48 $
(2,418.88 £)
4,252.41 $
(3,304.78 £)
     +36.62 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,914.61 $
(1,487.95 £)
2,618.77 $
(2,035.19 £)
     +36.78 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 334.69 $
(260.10 £)
1,600.67 $
(1,243.97 £)
     +378.26 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 182.30 $
(141.67 £)
925.28 $
(719.09 £)
     +407.57 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,957.03 $
(3,075.22 £)
3,206.29 $
(2,491.78 £)
     -18.97 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.27 3.22      -24.50 %
Last update: January 2019January 2019
Contributors:404730
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD