Cost of Living Comparison Between Chicago, IL and Fort Lauderdale, FL 

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Cost of Living in Fort Lauderdale, FL is 14.2% lower than in Chicago, IL (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Fort Lauderdale, FL is 10.5% lower than in Chicago, IL
Rent Prices in Fort Lauderdale, FL are 5.0% lower than in Chicago, IL
Restaurant Prices in Fort Lauderdale, FL are 14.1% lower than in Chicago, IL
Groceries Prices in Fort Lauderdale, FL are 21.6% lower than in Chicago, IL
Local Purchasing Power in Fort Lauderdale, FL is 18.7% higher than in Chicago, IL
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Restaurants
Chicago, IL Edit Fort Lauderdale, FL Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 $ 21.00 $      -16.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $ 87.50 $      -12.5 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $ 10.00 $      -16.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $ 6.00 $      -25.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 6.75 $      -15.6 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.15 $ 4.91 $      -4.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.99 $ 2.72 $      -9.1 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.40 $ 2.12 $      -11.3 %
Markets
Chicago, IL Edit Fort Lauderdale, FL Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.07 $ 4.26 $      +4.8 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.74 $ 3.30 $      -11.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.76 $ 2.20 $      -20.4 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.95 $ 3.36 $      -14.9 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.37 $ 5.23 $      -29.0 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.72 $ 5.19 $      -22.8 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.30 $ 6.81 $      -26.7 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.67 $ 2.38 $      -10.8 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.89 $ 0.77 $      -14.0 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.15 $ 1.99 $      -7.4 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.31 $ 1.73 $      -25.1 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.19 $ 1.41 $      +18.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.31 $ 1.33 $      +1.9 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.29 $ 2.14 $      -6.3 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.82 $ 2.05 $      -27.4 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 12.00 $      -20.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.64 $ 1.73 $      -34.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.83 $ 3.03 $      -21.0 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 16.00 $ 8.25 $      -48.4 %
Transportation
Chicago, IL Edit Fort Lauderdale, FL Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $ 2.38 $      -5.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 76.50 $ 72.50 $      -5.2 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $ 4.50 $      +38.5 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.25 $ 2.50 $      +11.1 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 $ 22.00 $      -12.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.14 $ 3.38 $      -18.4 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 37,383.69 $ 26,763.00 $      -28.4 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,997.89 $ 25,302.42 $      -6.3 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Chicago, IL Edit Fort Lauderdale, FL Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 156.86 $ 165.47 $      +5.5 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 53.81 $ 53.56 $      -0.5 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 55.66 $ 65.44 $      +17.6 %
Sports And Leisure
Chicago, IL Edit Fort Lauderdale, FL Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 68.45 $ 86.00 $      +25.6 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.00 $ 13.00 $      0.0 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 13.50 $      -10.0 %
Childcare
Chicago, IL Edit Fort Lauderdale, FL Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,308.33 $ 850.00 $      -63.2 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 43,560.00 $ 6,833.33 $      -84.3 %
Clothing And Shoes
Chicago, IL Edit Fort Lauderdale, FL Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 62.17 $ 48.93 $      -21.3 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 53.46 $ 36.75 $      -31.3 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 96.83 $ 79.38 $      -18.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 127.14 $ 91.50 $      -28.0 %
Rent Per Month
Chicago, IL Edit Fort Lauderdale, FL Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,421.15 $ 2,348.67 $      -3.0 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,493.58 $ 1,870.00 $      +25.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,620.00 $ 3,683.33 $      -20.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,961.54 $ 3,023.08 $      +2.1 %
Buy Apartment Price
Chicago, IL Edit Fort Lauderdale, FL Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 330.00 $ 418.20 $      +26.7 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 272.50 $ 350.75 $      +28.7 %
Salaries And Financing
Chicago, IL Edit Fort Lauderdale, FL Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,881.15 $ 5,183.99 $      +6.2 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.66 6.57      -1.4 %
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