Cost of Living Comparison Between Chicago, IL and New York, NY 

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Consumer Prices in New York, NY are 23.05% higher than in Chicago, IL (without rent)
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 77.80% higher than in Chicago, IL
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 32.25% higher than in Chicago, IL
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 28.35% higher than in Chicago, IL
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 9.26% lower than in Chicago, IL
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Restaurants
Chicago, IL[ Edit ] New York, NY[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $ 21.00 $      +40.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 $ 100.00 $      +33.33 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $ 9.50 $      +18.75 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $ 7.10 $      +42.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $ 8.73 $      +24.65 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.19 $ 4.87 $      +16.11 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.98 $ 2.23 $      +12.12 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.60 $ 1.76 $      +9.67 %
Markets
Chicago, IL[ Edit ] New York, NY[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.94 $ 4.44 $      +51.13 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.79 $ 3.42 $      +22.61 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.05 $ 2.75 $      +34.21 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.20 $ 3.39 $      +54.08 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.43 $ 6.82 $      +25.60 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.49 $ 6.40 $      +42.42 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.74 $ 7.38 $      +28.75 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.06 $ 2.81 $      +36.55 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.71 $ 1.27 $      +80.05 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.78 $ 2.37 $      +33.23 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.20 $ 2.71 $      +23.02 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.42 $ 1.94 $      +36.22 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.29 $ 1.75 $      +35.68 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.73 $ 2.15 $      +24.60 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.11 $ 2.14 $      +1.29 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $ 15.00 $      +25.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.31 $ 3.29 $      +42.49 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.31 $ 3.10 $      +33.72 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 14.50 $ 15.00 $      +3.45 %
Transportation
Chicago, IL[ Edit ] New York, NY[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $ 2.75 $      +10.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 105.00 $ 127.00 $      +20.95 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $ 3.50 $      +7.69 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $ 3.00 $      +20.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 26.00 $ 30.00 $      +15.38 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.03 $ 2.75 $      -9.24 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 $ 22,000.00 $      -4.35 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,161.91 $ 21,205.73 $      -4.31 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Chicago, IL[ Edit ] New York, NY[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 144.85 $ 145.49 $      +0.44 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.24 $ 0.11 $      -54.79 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 63.88 $ 64.11 $      +0.35 %
Sports And Leisure
Chicago, IL[ Edit ] New York, NY[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 55.37 $ 86.29 $      +55.84 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 25.29 $ 35.13 $      +38.90 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 16.00 $      +6.67 %
Childcare
Chicago, IL[ Edit ] New York, NY[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,262.19 $ 2,479.17 $      +96.42 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 19,519.43 $ 39,681.82 $      +103.29 %
Clothing And Shoes
Chicago, IL[ Edit ] New York, NY[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 51.89 $ 56.88 $      +9.63 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 42.38 $ 42.38 $      -0.01 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 82.64 $ 90.55 $      +9.57 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 112.67 $ 141.87 $      +25.91 %
Rent Per Month
Chicago, IL[ Edit ] New York, NY[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,885.89 $ 3,424.80 $      +81.60 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,283.58 $ 2,032.94 $      +58.38 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,549.08 $ 6,822.56 $      +92.23 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,212.95 $ 3,599.74 $      +62.67 %
Buy Apartment Price
Chicago, IL[ Edit ] New York, NY[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 434.70 $ 1,494.66 $      +243.84 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 199.91 $ 758.11 $      +279.23 %
Salaries And Financing
Chicago, IL[ Edit ] New York, NY[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,495.37 $ 5,897.50 $      +31.19 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.03 3.82      -5.12 %
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