Cost of Living Comparison Between Chicago, IL and Los Angeles, CA 

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Consumer Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 4.02% higher than in Chicago, IL (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Los Angeles, CA are 13.80% higher than in Chicago, IL
Rent Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 27.90% higher than in Chicago, IL
Restaurant Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 19.15% higher than in Chicago, IL
Groceries Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 7.27% higher than in Chicago, IL
Local Purchasing Power in Los Angeles, CA is 4.60% lower than in Chicago, IL
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Restaurants
Chicago, IL Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 16.00 $ 20.00 $      +25.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 $ 87.18 $      +16.23 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $ 9.00 $      +12.50 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $ 7.00 $      +40.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.50 $ 8.00 $      +23.08 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.53 $ 4.68 $      +3.22 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.21 $ 2.56 $      +15.88 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.79 $ 2.24 $      +24.95 %
Markets
Chicago, IL Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.14 $ 4.13 $      +31.38 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.63 $ 3.39 $      +28.95 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.63 $ 2.73 $      +67.29 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.35 $ 3.48 $      +47.80 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.96 $ 5.64 $      +13.75 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.44 $ 5.83 $      +31.49 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.95 $ 7.25 $      +4.22 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.32 $ 1.70 $      -26.82 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.72 $ 0.88 $      +22.16 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.23 $ 1.69 $      +36.81 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.60 $ 1.70 $      +6.25 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.92 $ 1.10 $      +19.39 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.98 $ 0.95 $      -2.76 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.67 $ 1.88 $      +12.72 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.01 $ 2.07 $      +3.27 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.00 $ 12.00 $      +20.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.60 $ 2.83 $      -21.36 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.58 $ 3.17 $      -11.40 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 $ 10.50 $      -30.03 %
Transportation
Chicago, IL Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $ 2.00 $      -20.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 $ 95.00 $      -5.00 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.38 $ 4.00 $      +18.52 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.39 $ 2.70 $      -20.35 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 27.00 $ 29.19 $      +8.11 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.42 $ 5.15 $      +16.44 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,197.50 $ 25,000.00 $      +7.77 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,309.42 $ 23,091.67 $      -0.93 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Chicago, IL Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 160.04 $ 125.54 $      -21.55 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.37 $ 0.10 $      -71.75 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 61.79 $ 65.26 $      +5.63 %
Sports And Leisure
Chicago, IL Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 50.97 $ 44.49 $      -12.71 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.00 $ 11.59 $      -22.77 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.25 $ 15.49 $      +8.70 %
Childcare
Chicago, IL Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,740.49 $ 1,266.91 $      -27.21 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,497.72 $ 25,429.57 $      +13.03 %
Clothing And Shoes
Chicago, IL Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 56.54 $ 62.60 $      +10.71 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 37.50 $ 40.91 $      +9.10 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 81.54 $ 94.48 $      +15.87 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 93.31 $ 131.86 $      +41.31 %
Rent Per Month
Chicago, IL Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,943.95 $ 2,356.21 $      +21.21 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,357.62 $ 1,784.48 $      +31.44 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,880.00 $ 4,419.00 $      +13.89 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,362.50 $ 3,647.38 $      +54.39 %
Buy Apartment Price
Chicago, IL Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 494.19 $ 844.21 $      +70.83 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 197.85 $ 530.66 $      +168.21 %
Salaries And Financing
Chicago, IL Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,599.43 $ 6,079.37 $      +8.57 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.08 3.33      +8.21 %
Last update: May 2022May 2022
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