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

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Consumer Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 3.01% higher than in Chicago, IL (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Los Angeles, CA are 12.55% higher than in Chicago, IL
Rent Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 27.09% higher than in Chicago, IL
Restaurant Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 13.99% higher than in Chicago, IL
Groceries Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 7.15% higher than in Chicago, IL
Local Purchasing Power in Los Angeles, CA is 10.76% lower than in Chicago, IL
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Restaurants
Chicago, IL Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.50 $ 20.00 $      +29.03 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 $ 75.00 $      0.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $ 9.00 $      +12.50 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $ 7.00 $      +16.67 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $ 8.00 $      +14.29 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.19 $ 4.65 $      +11.08 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.98 $ 2.14 $      +8.34 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.58 $ 2.09 $      +31.94 %
Markets
Chicago, IL Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.04 $ 3.66 $      +20.19 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.65 $ 3.27 $      +23.29 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.83 $ 2.11 $      +15.23 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.22 $ 3.38 $      +52.36 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.02 $ 5.62 $      +11.95 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.05 $ 5.16 $      +27.58 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.48 $ 6.73 $      +22.68 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.81 $ 1.80 $      -0.68 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.74 $ 0.74 $      -0.55 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.44 $ 1.47 $      +2.29 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.78 $ 1.96 $      +10.27 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.17 $ 1.15 $      -1.71 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.14 $ 1.00 $      -11.68 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.77 $ 1.72 $      -2.73 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.87 $ 1.91 $      +2.18 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $ 15.00 $      +25.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.68 $ 2.56 $      -4.57 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.87 $ 2.30 $      -19.80 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 14.00 $ 10.00 $      -28.57 %
Transportation
Chicago, IL Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $ 1.75 $      -30.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 105.00 $ 100.00 $      -4.76 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $ 2.85 $      -12.31 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.60 $ 2.70 $      +3.85 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 26.00 $ 29.19 $      +12.27 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.95 $ 3.48 $      +18.24 %
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) 21,821.49 $ 21,403.62 $      -1.91 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Chicago, IL Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 156.12 $ 160.95 $      +3.09 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.28 $ 0.12 $      -57.96 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 60.94 $ 68.43 $      +12.30 %
Sports And Leisure
Chicago, IL Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 58.45 $ 40.64 $      -30.47 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.78 $ 9.98 $      -51.98 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.25 $ 15.00 $      +13.21 %
Childcare
Chicago, IL Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,460.33 $ 1,026.68 $      -29.70 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,137.06 $ 24,804.57 $      +12.05 %
Clothing And Shoes
Chicago, IL Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 48.55 $ 50.07 $      +3.13 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.29 $ 38.20 $      -5.18 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 82.27 $ 80.63 $      -1.99 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 109.58 $ 111.95 $      +2.16 %
Rent Per Month
Chicago, IL Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,840.92 $ 2,256.18 $      +22.56 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,201.48 $ 1,682.60 $      +40.04 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,570.77 $ 4,313.03 $      +20.79 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,134.97 $ 2,866.27 $      +34.25 %
Buy Apartment Price
Chicago, IL Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 443.55 $ 790.79 $      +78.29 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 194.87 $ 518.62 $      +166.14 %
Salaries And Financing
Chicago, IL Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,918.48 $ 4,940.08 $      +0.44 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.73 3.57      -4.24 %
Last update: May 2021May 2021
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