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

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Consumer Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 1.15% higher than in Chicago, IL
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Los Angeles, CA are 14.17% higher than in Chicago, IL
Rent Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 35.52% higher than in Chicago, IL
Restaurant Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 6.11% higher than in Chicago, IL
Groceries Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 1.93% higher than in Chicago, IL
Local Purchasing Power in Los Angeles, CA is 14.88% lower than in Chicago, IL
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  Chicago, ILLos Angeles, CADifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 14.75 $ 15.50 $      +5.08 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 67.50 $ 70.00 $      +3.70 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 $ 8.00 $      +14.29 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $ 6.00 $      +20.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $ 8.00 $      +14.29 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.36 $ 4.40 $      +1.02 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.90 $ 2.36 $      +23.78 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.75 $ 1.80 $      +2.89 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.81 $ 3.99 $      +42.22 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.38 $ 2.77 $      +16.43 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.83 $ 2.01 $      +10.23 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.11 $ 3.25 $      +53.72 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.39 $ 4.67 $      -13.38 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.50 $ 4.86 $      +7.98 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.50 $ 6.02 $      +9.51 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.11 $ 2.12 $      +0.30 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.84 $ 1.03 $      +22.55 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.85 $ 1.55 $      -16.18 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.45 $ 1.78 $      +22.66 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.92 $ 1.44 $      +56.85 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.96 $ 1.10 $      +14.75 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.45 $ 1.38 $      -4.59 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.02 $ 2.01 $      -0.66 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 13.00 $ 12.00 $      -7.69 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.80 $ 2.21 $      +23.17 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.28 $ 2.60 $      +13.75 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.00 $ 8.50 $      -34.62 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ 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 $ 3.00 $      -7.69 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.25 $ 2.70 $      +20.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 24.00 $ 29.19 $      +21.63 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.25 $ 3.65 $      +12.45 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,000.00 $ 22,000.00 $      0.00 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,751.43 $ 20,213.74 $      +2.34 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 121.64 $ 143.38 $      +17.88 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $ 0.13 $      +26.57 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 61.08 $ 56.87 $      -6.89 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 49.96 $ 41.05 $      -17.84 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 26.56 $ 13.25 $      -50.10 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.00 $ 15.00 $      +15.38 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,008.61 $ 1,129.71 $      +12.01 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 17,047.06 $ 21,639.71 $      +26.94 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 50.81 $ 51.47 $      +1.28 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 37.85 $ 39.81 $      +5.18 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 77.76 $ 79.21 $      +1.87 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 110.25 $ 99.98 $      -9.32 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,702.18 $ 2,105.48 $      +23.69 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,077.73 $ 1,638.58 $      +52.04 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,110.19 $ 3,949.72 $      +26.99 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,896.96 $ 2,859.22 $      +50.73 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 334.69 $ 662.57 $      +97.97 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 182.30 $ 413.91 $      +127.06 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,872.49 $ 3,763.38 $      -2.82 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.27 4.28      +0.34 %
Last update: December 2018December 2018
Contributors:404415
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD