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

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Consumer Prices in New York, NY are 24.10% higher than in Chicago, IL
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 45.08% higher than in Chicago, IL
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 76.48% higher than in Chicago, IL
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 27.22% higher than in Chicago, IL
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 30.51% higher than in Chicago, IL
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 19.26% lower than in Chicago, IL
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $ 20.00 $      +33.33 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 62.50 $ 80.00 $      +28.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.50 $ 9.00 $      +20.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $ 7.00 $      +40.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $ 8.00 $      +14.29 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.97 $ 4.54 $      +14.36 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.81 $ 1.98 $      +9.63 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.63 $ 1.70 $      +4.68 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.02 $ 4.33 $      +43.63 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.59 $ 3.46 $      +33.66 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.07 $ 2.81 $      +36.05 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.33 $ 3.62 $      +55.85 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.88 $ 6.97 $      +42.88 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.65 $ 6.03 $      +29.71 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.89 $ 6.72 $      +14.01 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.16 $ 2.72 $      +26.05 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.75 $ 1.06 $      +41.55 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.87 $ 2.73 $      +46.25 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.58 $ 2.75 $      +74.41 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.11 $ 1.81 $      +62.98 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.10 $ 1.55 $      +40.85 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.45 $ 2.26 $      +56.12 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.35 $ 2.31 $      -1.97 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.50 $ 15.00 $      +3.45 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.84 $ 2.31 $      +25.80 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.03 $ 2.84 $      +40.18 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.00 $ 14.00 $      +7.69 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ 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 $ 2.60 $      -20.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.25 $ 2.70 $      +20.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 24.00 $ 30.00 $      +25.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.09 $ 3.01 $      -2.68 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,910.00 $ 21,845.00 $      +4.47 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,670.48 $ 20,104.15 $      -2.74 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 126.78 $ 130.16 $      +2.67 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 $ 0.10 $      -40.16 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 64.00 $ 63.53 $      -0.74 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 49.36 $ 72.50 $      +46.88 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 24.83 $ 33.33 $      +34.23 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.50 $ 16.00 $      +28.00 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,157.41 $ 2,333.46 $      +101.61 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,520.00 $ 38,565.22 $      +133.45 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 51.18 $ 54.41 $      +6.32 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 38.31 $ 37.78 $      -1.39 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 82.91 $ 84.91 $      +2.41 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 114.56 $ 123.98 $      +8.22 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,873.76 $ 3,107.92 $      +65.87 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,187.99 $ 2,022.62 $      +70.26 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,511.94 $ 6,488.36 $      +84.75 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,100.22 $ 3,689.09 $      +75.65 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 360.06 $ 1,342.65 $      +272.89 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 185.67 $ 660.39 $      +255.68 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,191.02 $ 4,909.49 $      +17.14 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.29 4.19      -2.35 %
Last update: October 2019October 2019
Contributors:403512
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD