Cost of Living Comparison Between Chicago, IL and London 

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Consumer Prices in London are 12.21% higher than in Chicago, IL (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in London are 19.98% higher than in Chicago, IL
Rent Prices in London are 31.93% higher than in Chicago, IL
Restaurant Prices in London are 13.72% higher than in Chicago, IL
Groceries Prices in London are 8.03% lower than in Chicago, IL
Local Purchasing Power in London is 28.81% lower than in Chicago, IL
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Restaurants
Chicago, IL Edit London Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 17.00 $
(12.21 £)
20.89 $
(15.00 £)
     +22.85 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 $
(53.87 £)
83.54 $
(60.00 £)
     +11.39 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $
(5.75 £)
8.35 $
(6.00 £)
     +4.43 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.50 $
(3.95 £)
6.96 $
(5.00 £)
     +26.58 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $
(5.03 £)
6.96 $
(5.00 £)
     -0.55 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.17 $
(2.99 £)
4.06 $
(2.92 £)
     -2.56 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.97 $
(1.41 £)
2.09 $
(1.50 £)
     +6.11 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.64 $
(1.18 £)
1.57 $
(1.13 £)
     -4.06 %
Markets
Chicago, IL Edit London Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.13 $
(2.25 £)
5.00 $
(3.59 £)
     +59.97 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.66 $
(1.91 £)
1.27 $
(0.91 £)
     -52.28 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.82 $
(1.31 £)
0.90 $
(0.65 £)
     -50.51 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.25 $
(1.61 £)
3.08 $
(2.21 £)
     +37.10 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.02 $
(3.60 £)
4.27 $
(3.06 £)
     -14.94 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.36 $
(3.13 £)
3.86 $
(2.77 £)
     -11.42 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.31 $
(3.82 £)
6.36 $
(4.57 £)
     +19.66 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.88 $
(1.35 £)
1.42 $
(1.02 £)
     -24.09 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.74 $
(0.53 £)
0.70 $
(0.50 £)
     -4.95 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.37 $
(0.99 £)
1.29 $
(0.93 £)
     -6.10 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.81 $
(1.30 £)
1.62 $
(1.16 £)
     -10.53 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.17 $
(0.84 £)
0.76 $
(0.54 £)
     -35.62 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.05 $
(0.75 £)
0.75 $
(0.54 £)
     -28.13 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.79 $
(1.29 £)
1.09 $
(0.78 £)
     -39.17 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.89 $
(1.36 £)
1.22 $
(0.88 £)
     -35.35 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(8.62 £)
11.14 $
(8.00 £)
     -7.18 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.88 $
(2.07 £)
2.54 $
(1.82 £)
     -11.92 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.94 $
(2.11 £)
2.95 $
(2.12 £)
     +0.49 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 14.50 $
(10.41 £)
17.40 $
(12.50 £)
     +20.03 %
Transportation
Chicago, IL Edit London Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $
(1.80 £)
3.90 $
(2.80 £)
     +55.94 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 105.00 $
(75.41 £)
218.36 $
(156.83 £)
     +107.96 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $
(2.33 £)
4.18 $
(3.00 £)
     +28.52 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.60 $
(1.87 £)
3.81 $
(2.74 £)
     +46.51 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 26.00 $
(18.67 £)
40.10 $
(28.80 £)
     +54.23 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.03 $
(2.18 £)
6.38 $
(4.58 £)
     +110.42 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,195.00 $
(16,658.95 £)
32,048.29 $
(23,017.50 £)
     +38.17 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,051.09 $
(15,837.38 £)
32,039.97 $
(23,011.52 £)
     +45.30 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Chicago, IL Edit London Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 155.05 $
(111.36 £)
247.13 $
(177.49 £)
     +59.38 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.28 $
(0.20 £)
0.18 $
(0.13 £)
     -36.34 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 60.76 $
(43.64 £)
44.23 $
(31.77 £)
     -27.20 %
Sports And Leisure
Chicago, IL Edit London Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 58.89 $
(42.29 £)
62.81 $
(45.11 £)
     +6.66 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.40 $
(13.93 £)
14.48 $
(10.40 £)
     -25.35 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.50 $
(9.70 £)
19.49 $
(14.00 £)
     +44.39 %
Childcare
Chicago, IL Edit London Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,447.02 $
(1,039.27 £)
1,977.18 $
(1,420.04 £)
     +36.64 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,137.06 $
(15,899.12 £)
25,190.73 $
(18,092.31 £)
     +13.79 %
Clothing And Shoes
Chicago, IL Edit London Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 50.28 $
(36.11 £)
83.29 $
(59.82 £)
     +65.66 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.83 $
(29.32 £)
40.38 $
(29.00 £)
     -1.11 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 81.96 $
(58.86 £)
100.41 $
(72.12 £)
     +22.52 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 109.58 $
(78.70 £)
115.51 $
(82.96 £)
     +5.41 %
Rent Per Month
Chicago, IL Edit London Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,858.06 $
(1,334.48 £)
2,313.98 $
(1,661.93 £)
     +24.54 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,208.71 $
(868.11 £)
1,759.80 $
(1,263.91 £)
     +45.59 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,530.45 $
(2,535.61 £)
4,571.53 $
(3,283.33 £)
     +29.49 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,157.90 $
(1,549.83 £)
2,905.30 $
(2,086.62 £)
     +34.64 %
Buy Apartment Price
Chicago, IL Edit London Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 443.55 $
(318.57 £)
1,452.72 $
(1,043.37 £)
     +227.52 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 196.91 $
(141.42 £)
717.43 $
(515.27 £)
     +264.35 %
Salaries And Financing
Chicago, IL Edit London Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,049.61 $
(3,626.69 £)
4,313.12 $
(3,097.74 £)
     -14.59 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.71 2.54      -31.44 %
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