Cost of Living Comparison Between Chicago, IL and London 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in London are 2.82% higher than in Chicago, IL (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in London are 7.03% higher than in Chicago, IL
Rent Prices in London are 13.45% higher than in Chicago, IL
Restaurant Prices in London are 10.27% higher than in Chicago, IL
Groceries Prices in London are 22.68% lower than in Chicago, IL
Local Purchasing Power in London is 32.78% lower than in Chicago, IL
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Restaurants
Chicago, IL Edit London Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.00 $
(14.67 £)
24.54 $
(20.00 £)
     +36.31 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $
(65.21 £)
73.61 $
(60.00 £)
     -7.99 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.50 $
(6.93 £)
7.97 $
(6.50 £)
     -6.18 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $
(4.08 £)
7.36 $
(6.00 £)
     +47.22 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.50 $
(5.30 £)
6.13 $
(5.00 £)
     -5.63 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.51 $
(3.67 £)
3.97 $
(3.24 £)
     -11.89 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.15 $
(1.75 £)
1.97 $
(1.61 £)
     -8.09 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.81 $
(1.47 £)
1.62 $
(1.32 £)
     -10.42 %
Markets
Chicago, IL Edit London Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.23 $
(2.63 £)
4.86 $
(3.96 £)
     +50.61 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.84 $
(2.31 £)
1.30 $
(1.06 £)
     -54.24 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.67 $
(1.36 £)
1.03 $
(0.84 £)
     -38.38 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.82 $
(2.30 £)
2.92 $
(2.38 £)
     +3.78 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.13 $
(4.18 £)
3.40 $
(2.77 £)
     -33.62 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.64 $
(3.79 £)
3.37 $
(2.75 £)
     -27.40 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.11 $
(5.79 £)
5.90 $
(4.81 £)
     -16.99 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.45 $
(1.99 £)
1.18 $
(0.96 £)
     -51.67 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.76 $
(0.62 £)
0.75 $
(0.61 £)
     -0.64 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.41 $
(1.15 £)
1.04 $
(0.85 £)
     -26.23 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.66 $
(1.35 £)
1.39 $
(1.14 £)
     -15.93 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.92 $
(0.75 £)
0.70 $
(0.57 £)
     -24.29 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.98 $
(0.80 £)
0.63 $
(0.51 £)
     -35.62 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.76 $
(1.43 £)
1.07 $
(0.87 £)
     -39.05 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.02 $
(1.65 £)
1.51 $
(1.23 £)
     -25.14 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 13.75 $
(11.20 £)
10.43 $
(8.50 £)
     -24.13 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.79 $
(3.09 £)
2.63 $
(2.14 £)
     -30.62 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.73 $
(3.04 £)
3.14 $
(2.56 £)
     -15.81 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 $
(12.23 £)
15.95 $
(13.00 £)
     +6.32 %
Transportation
Chicago, IL Edit London Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $
(2.04 £)
3.19 $
(2.60 £)
     +27.59 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 85.00 $
(69.28 £)
196.29 $
(160.00 £)
     +130.93 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.38 $
(2.75 £)
5.89 $
(4.80 £)
     +74.48 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.39 $
(2.76 £)
3.36 $
(2.74 £)
     -0.99 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 27.00 $
(22.01 £)
35.33 $
(28.80 £)
     +30.86 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.17 $
(4.22 £)
7.58 $
(6.18 £)
     +46.56 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,197.50 $
(18,908.65 £)
28,952.93 $
(23,600.00 £)
     +24.81 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,309.42 $
(18,999.88 £)
30,875.03 $
(25,166.73 £)
     +32.46 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Chicago, IL Edit London Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 162.32 $
(132.31 £)
293.75 $
(239.44 £)
     +80.97 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.31 $
(0.25 £)
0.16 $
(0.13 £)
     -48.83 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 58.81 $
(47.93 £)
36.97 $
(30.14 £)
     -37.13 %
Sports And Leisure
Chicago, IL Edit London Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 55.83 $
(45.51 £)
56.28 $
(45.87 £)
     +0.80 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 8.12 $
(6.62 £)
14.20 $
(11.58 £)
     +74.77 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $
(12.23 £)
15.95 $
(13.00 £)
     +6.32 %
Childcare
Chicago, IL Edit London Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,652.93 $
(1,347.33 £)
1,941.98 $
(1,582.94 £)
     +17.49 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 19,997.72 $
(16,300.46 £)
24,781.75 $
(20,200.00 £)
     +23.92 %
Clothing And Shoes
Chicago, IL Edit London Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 55.00 $
(44.83 £)
93.96 $
(76.59 £)
     +70.84 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 36.61 $
(29.84 £)
42.60 $
(34.72 £)
     +16.36 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 87.65 $
(71.44 £)
95.88 $
(78.16 £)
     +9.40 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 92.24 $
(75.18 £)
119.77 $
(97.62 £)
     +29.85 %
Rent Per Month
Chicago, IL Edit London Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,950.49 $
(1,589.88 £)
2,181.94 $
(1,778.53 £)
     +11.87 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,366.40 $
(1,113.77 £)
1,598.92 $
(1,303.30 £)
     +17.02 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,692.31 $
(3,009.66 £)
4,071.54 $
(3,318.78 £)
     +10.27 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,260.71 $
(1,842.74 £)
2,664.65 $
(2,172.00 £)
     +17.87 %
Buy Apartment Price
Chicago, IL Edit London Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 460.52 $
(375.38 £)
1,517.28 $
(1,236.76 £)
     +229.47 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 197.85 $
(161.27 £)
731.02 $
(595.87 £)
     +269.48 %
Salaries And Financing
Chicago, IL Edit London Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,818.02 $
(3,927.25 £)
3,466.08 $
(2,825.26 £)
     -28.06 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.40 2.62      -51.41 %
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