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

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Consumer Prices in Chicago, IL are 28.91% higher than in Detroit, MI
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Chicago, IL are 36.32% higher than in Detroit, MI
Rent Prices in Chicago, IL are 50.24% higher than in Detroit, MI
Restaurant Prices in Chicago, IL are 34.95% higher than in Detroit, MI
Groceries Prices in Chicago, IL are 30.62% higher than in Detroit, MI
Local Purchasing Power in Chicago, IL is 33.44% 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 40.00 $ 65.00 $      +62.50 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 $ 7.00 $      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 $ 5.00 $      +25.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 $ 6.50 $      +30.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.55 $ 4.16 $      +17.23 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.73 $ 1.79 $      +3.05 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.15 $ 1.62 $      +40.68 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.59 $ 2.82 $      +8.97 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.12 $ 2.36 $      +11.11 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.75 $ 1.83 $      +4.46 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.76 $ 2.10 $      +19.32 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.50 $ 5.40 $      +20.12 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 2.07 $ 4.50 $      +117.74 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.00 $ 5.53 $      +10.79 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.24 $ 2.11 $      +70.17 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.50 $ 0.84 $      +68.30 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.50 $ 1.85 $      +24.03 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.33 $ 1.45 $      +8.69 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.90 $ 0.92 $      +2.45 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.81 $ 0.96 $      +17.93 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.42 $ 1.42 $      -0.09 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.10 $ 2.02 $      -3.47 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 11.00 $ 12.00 $      +9.09 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.00 $ 1.78 $      +78.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.50 $ 2.28 $      +52.17 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.50 $ 13.00 $      +73.33 %
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) 2.75 $ 3.25 $      +18.18 %
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) 2.77 $ 3.27 $      +17.98 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,922.50 $ 20,910.00 $      -8.78 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,260.00 $ 19,839.00 $      -6.68 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 157.72 $ 123.43 $      -21.74 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.09 $ 0.11 $      +21.82 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 57.50 $ 60.11 $      +4.53 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 28.80 $ 49.80 $      +72.90 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12.50 $ 25.00 $      +100.00 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 $ 12.00 $      +9.09 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 586.67 $ 1,008.61 $      +71.92 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 17,000.00 $ 16,822.22 $      -1.05 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 40.00 $ 51.40 $      +28.49 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 31.12 $ 37.31 $      +19.87 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 75.33 $ 76.95 $      +2.15 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 77.14 $ 110.66 $      +43.45 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,154.38 $ 1,708.59 $      +48.01 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 810.29 $ 1,080.21 $      +33.31 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,860.00 $ 3,134.68 $      +68.53 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,393.75 $ 1,916.57 $      +37.51 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 59.19 $ 334.69 $      +465.45 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 78.02 $ 182.30 $      +133.65 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,166.43 $ 3,940.66 $      +81.90 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.16 4.27      +2.57 %
Last update: January 2019January 2019
Contributors:118407
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD