Cost of Living Comparison Between Chicago, IL and Philadelphia, PA 

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Cost of Living in Philadelphia, PA is 4.9% lower than in Chicago, IL (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Philadelphia, PA is 14.0% lower than in Chicago, IL
Rent Prices in Philadelphia, PA are 28.0% lower than in Chicago, IL
Restaurant Prices in Philadelphia, PA are 21.8% lower than in Chicago, IL
Groceries Prices in Philadelphia, PA are 1.8% lower than in Chicago, IL
Local Purchasing Power in Philadelphia, PA is 5.3% lower than in Chicago, IL
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Restaurants
Chicago, IL Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 $ 20.00 $      -20.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $ 70.00 $      -30.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $ 10.00 $      -16.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $ 6.00 $      -25.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 8.00 $      0.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.15 $ 4.74 $      -7.9 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.99 $ 2.50 $      -16.3 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.40 $ 1.72 $      -28.4 %
Markets
Chicago, IL Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.07 $ 4.90 $      +20.6 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.74 $ 3.77 $      +0.8 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.76 $ 2.89 $      +4.8 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.95 $ 4.04 $      +2.3 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.37 $ 8.16 $      +10.7 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.72 $ 6.45 $      -3.9 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.30 $ 8.64 $      -7.1 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.67 $ 2.58 $      -3.5 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.89 $ 0.89 $      -0.7 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.15 $ 1.70 $      -20.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.31 $ 2.58 $      +11.6 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.19 $ 1.59 $      +33.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.31 $ 1.71 $      +31.0 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.29 $ 2.75 $      +20.5 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.82 $ 2.36 $      -16.5 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 17.00 $      +13.3 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.64 $ 1.73 $      -34.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.83 $ 4.17 $      +8.7 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 16.00 $ 13.00 $      -18.8 %
Transportation
Chicago, IL Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $ 2.50 $      0.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 76.50 $ 96.00 $      +25.5 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $ 2.85 $      -12.3 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.25 $ 2.50 $      +11.1 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 $ 22.00 $      -12.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.14 $ 3.81 $      -8.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 37,383.69 $ 26,000.00 $      -30.5 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,997.89 $ 25,351.77 $      -6.1 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Chicago, IL Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 156.86 $ 232.03 $      +47.9 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 53.81 $ 52.07 $      -3.2 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 55.66 $ 64.09 $      +15.2 %
Sports And Leisure
Chicago, IL Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 68.45 $ 36.25 $      -47.0 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.00 $ 38.00 $      +192.3 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 14.00 $      -6.7 %
Childcare
Chicago, IL Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,308.33 $ 1,950.00 $      -15.5 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 43,560.00 $ 43,200.00 $      -0.8 %
Clothing And Shoes
Chicago, IL Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 62.17 $ 53.50 $      -14.0 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 53.46 $ 37.50 $      -29.9 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 96.83 $ 93.85 $      -3.1 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 127.14 $ 122.78 $      -3.4 %
Rent Per Month
Chicago, IL Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,421.15 $ 1,795.45 $      -25.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,493.58 $ 1,322.46 $      -11.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,620.00 $ 3,040.69 $      -34.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,961.54 $ 2,120.10 $      -28.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
Chicago, IL Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 330.00 $ 352.58 $      +6.8 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 272.50 $ 241.98 $      -11.2 %
Salaries And Financing
Chicago, IL Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,881.15 $ 3,974.60 $      -18.6 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.66 6.62      -0.5 %
Last update: June 2024June 2024
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