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Cost of Living Comparison Between Detroit, MI and Chicago, IL 

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Consumer Prices in Chicago, IL are 17.69% higher than in Detroit, MI
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Chicago, IL are 29.97% higher than in Detroit, MI
Rent Prices in Chicago, IL are 55.45% higher than in Detroit, MI
Restaurant Prices in Chicago, IL are 30.34% higher than in Detroit, MI
Groceries Prices in Chicago, IL are 16.40% higher than in Detroit, MI
Local Purchasing Power in Chicago, IL is 37.10% higher than in Detroit, MI
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 11.50 $ 15.00 $      +30.43 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 $ 65.00 $      +44.44 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 $ 7.00 $      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.50 $ 5.00 $      +42.86 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 $ 6.00 $      +20.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.50 $ 4.12 $      +17.70 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.72 $ 1.82 $      +6.06 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.25 $ 1.61 $      +28.97 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.41 $ 2.75 $      +14.24 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.85 $ 2.36 $      +27.94 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.63 $ 1.83 $      +12.49 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.49 $ 2.13 $      +43.27 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.12 $ 5.40 $      +5.49 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.00 $ 4.68 $      +56.12 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.46 $ 5.50 $      +0.58 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.00 $ 2.10 $      +4.97 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.63 $ 0.81 $      +28.01 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.65 $ 1.86 $      +13.31 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.70 $ 1.49 $      -12.26 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.06 $ 0.96 $      -9.46 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.96 $ 0.96 $      +0.18 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.49 $ 1.39 $      -6.75 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.75 $ 1.95 $      +11.35 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 11.00 $ 12.00 $      +9.09 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.00 $ 1.80 $      -9.95 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.00 $ 2.19 $      -27.07 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.70 $ 12.50 $      +86.57 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.75 $ 2.50 $      +42.86 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 47.00 $ 105.00 $      +123.40 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $ 3.25 $      0.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.95 $ 2.25 $      +15.38 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 15.00 $ 24.00 $      +60.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.68 $ 3.16 $      +18.10 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,760.00 $ 20,910.00 $      -3.91 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,333.57 $ 20,528.26 $      +0.96 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 169.92 $ 126.15 $      -25.76 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $ 0.14 $      +41.25 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 62.27 $ 60.78 $      -2.40 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 25.83 $ 49.44 $      +91.38 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 40.00 $ 25.75 $      -35.62 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 $ 12.00 $      +9.09 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 715.00 $ 1,049.52 $      +46.79 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 12,000.00 $ 15,540.00 $      +29.50 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 38.75 $ 51.43 $      +32.72 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 31.00 $ 37.16 $      +19.86 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 76.56 $ 78.20 $      +2.14 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 81.91 $ 113.53 $      +38.60 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,174.71 $ 1,736.37 $      +47.81 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 788.75 $ 1,118.71 $      +41.83 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,893.33 $ 3,247.43 $      +71.52 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,339.29 $ 1,974.81 $      +47.45 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 59.19 $ 338.02 $      +471.08 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 73.32 $ 183.54 $      +150.32 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,166.43 $ 3,860.47 $      +78.19 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.25 4.32      +1.53 %
Last update: March 2019March 2019
Contributors:110414
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD