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

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Consumer Prices in New York, NY are 24.9% higher than in Chicago, IL (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 43.6% higher than in Chicago, IL
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 71.6% higher than in Chicago, IL
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 21.3% higher than in Chicago, IL
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 29.0% higher than in Chicago, IL
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 23.4% lower than in Chicago, IL
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Restaurants
Chicago, IL Edit New York, NY Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $ 25.00 $      +25.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $ 100.00 $      +25.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 $ 10.55 $      +5.5 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $ 8.00 $      +33.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.50 $ 10.00 $      +33.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.15 $ 5.22 $      +1.3 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.61 $ 2.75 $      +5.4 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.20 $ 2.16 $      -1.7 %
Markets
Chicago, IL Edit New York, NY Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.38 $ 4.74 $      +40.1 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.99 $ 3.85 $      +28.7 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.80 $ 3.64 $      +101.8 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.02 $ 4.64 $      +15.4 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.38 $ 7.56 $      +18.6 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.52 $ 7.98 $      +44.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.55 $ 9.55 $      +26.4 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.45 $ 2.58 $      +5.1 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.74 $ 1.05 $      +42.7 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.68 $ 2.34 $      +39.4 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.94 $ 2.79 $      +43.7 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.97 $ 1.88 $      +93.7 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.00 $ 1.72 $      +71.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.86 $ 2.79 $      +49.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.15 $ 2.45 $      +14.1 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 18.00 $      +20.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.71 $ 3.16 $      +16.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.18 $ 3.93 $      -5.9 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 $ 16.00 $      +6.7 %
Transportation
Chicago, IL Edit New York, NY Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $ 2.75 $      +10.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 77.50 $ 129.00 $      +66.5 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $ 4.50 $      +28.6 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.39 $ 3.00 $      -11.5 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $ 30.00 $      +0.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.34 $ 4.16 $      -4.1 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,197.50 $ 26,000.00 $      +12.1 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,669.44 $ 24,213.80 $      -1.8 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Chicago, IL Edit New York, NY Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 164.26 $ 177.57 $      +8.1 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.33 $ 0.10 $      -68.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 65.50 $ 68.86 $      +5.1 %
Sports And Leisure
Chicago, IL Edit New York, NY Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 64.85 $ 101.18 $      +56.0 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 9.38 $ 38.00 $      +305.3 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 18.00 $      +20.0 %
Childcare
Chicago, IL Edit New York, NY Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,784.74 $ 2,264.64 $      +26.9 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 21,664.64 $ 39,909.09 $      +84.2 %
Clothing And Shoes
Chicago, IL Edit New York, NY Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 58.57 $ 64.01 $      +9.3 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.10 $ 56.81 $      +45.3 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 90.09 $ 95.46 $      +6.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 113.53 $ 148.60 $      +30.9 %
Rent Per Month
Chicago, IL Edit New York, NY Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,045.81 $ 3,807.64 $      +86.1 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,438.85 $ 2,377.40 $      +65.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,061.90 $ 7,096.94 $      +74.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,547.73 $ 4,035.40 $      +58.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
Chicago, IL Edit New York, NY Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 382.14 $ 1,326.45 $      +247.1 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 254.50 $ 861.69 $      +238.6 %
Salaries And Financing
Chicago, IL Edit New York, NY Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,367.54 $ 5,905.49 $      +10.0 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.63 5.66      +0.6 %
Last update: February 2023February 2023
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