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

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Consumer Prices in New York, NY are 21.7% higher than in Chicago, IL (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 42.5% higher than in Chicago, IL
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 75.1% higher than in Chicago, IL
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 23.0% higher than in Chicago, IL
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 11.1% higher than in Chicago, IL
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 23.3% lower than in Chicago, IL
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Restaurants
Chicago, IL Edit New York, NY Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 24.50 $ 30.00 $      +22.4 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 95.00 $ 130.00 $      +36.8 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 11.34 $ 12.00 $      +5.9 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $ 8.00 $      0.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 $ 10.50 $      +16.7 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.20 $ 5.56 $      +6.9 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.95 $ 3.02 $      +2.2 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.34 $ 2.29 $      -2.4 %
Markets
Chicago, IL Edit New York, NY Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.21 $ 5.82 $      +38.1 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.80 $ 4.29 $      +12.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.77 $ 3.25 $      +17.2 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.96 $ 5.46 $      +37.7 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.52 $ 7.65 $      +1.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.82 $ 7.13 $      +4.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.61 $ 9.04 $      -6.0 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.80 $ 3.14 $      +12.5 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.89 $ 0.93 $      +3.9 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.27 $ 2.70 $      +19.2 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.26 $ 2.82 $      +24.7 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.17 $ 1.93 $      +65.0 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.29 $ 1.71 $      +32.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.32 $ 2.88 $      +24.2 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.46 $ 2.43 $      -1.4 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.50 $ 20.00 $      +37.9 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.43 $ 2.53 $      +4.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.31 $ 3.83 $      -11.2 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 16.50 $ 17.00 $      +3.0 %
Transportation
Chicago, IL Edit New York, NY Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $ 2.90 $      +16.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 $ 132.00 $      +65.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $ 5.00 $      +53.8 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.25 $ 3.50 $      +55.6 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 $ 30.00 $      +20.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.22 $ 3.87 $      -8.4 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 37,383.69 $ 28,000.00 $      -25.1 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,211.87 $ 27,053.26 $      -0.6 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Chicago, IL Edit New York, NY Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 163.97 $ 177.38 $      +8.2 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 53.24 $ 62.96 $      +18.3 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 58.13 $ 69.77 $      +20.0 %
Sports And Leisure
Chicago, IL Edit New York, NY Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 79.76 $ 132.14 $      +65.7 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 6.25 $ 74.17 $      +1,086.7 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 20.00 $      +33.3 %
Childcare
Chicago, IL Edit New York, NY Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,170.00 $ 3,065.64 $      +41.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 45,450.00 $ 63,250.00 $      +39.2 %
Clothing And Shoes
Chicago, IL Edit New York, NY Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 60.94 $ 68.82 $      +12.9 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 53.75 $ 45.42 $      -15.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 95.27 $ 97.00 $      +1.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 126.60 $ 165.86 $      +31.0 %
Rent Per Month
Chicago, IL Edit New York, NY Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,353.85 $ 4,162.14 $      +76.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,515.32 $ 2,912.38 $      +92.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,568.18 $ 8,432.88 $      +84.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,947.62 $ 4,431.43 $      +50.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
Chicago, IL Edit New York, NY Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 318.33 $ 1,698.83 $      +433.7 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 260.01 $ 1,192.75 $      +358.7 %
Salaries And Financing
Chicago, IL Edit New York, NY Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,494.44 $ 6,000.32 $      +9.2 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.64 6.67      +0.4 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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