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

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Consumer Prices in Chicago, IL are 22.80% higher than in Detroit, MI
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Chicago, IL are 33.14% higher than in Detroit, MI
Rent Prices in Chicago, IL are 54.24% higher than in Detroit, MI
Restaurant Prices in Chicago, IL are 34.19% higher than in Detroit, MI
Groceries Prices in Chicago, IL are 17.23% higher than in Detroit, MI
Local Purchasing Power in Chicago, IL is 34.66% 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 43.00 $ 65.00 $      +51.16 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 $ 7.00 $      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.75 $ 5.00 $      +33.33 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.75 $ 7.00 $      +47.37 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.50 $ 4.29 $      +22.50 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.63 $ 1.95 $      +19.18 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.25 $ 1.74 $      +38.88 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.49 $ 2.80 $      +12.55 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.76 $ 2.38 $      +35.35 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.75 $ 1.83 $      +4.46 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.66 $ 2.11 $      +27.17 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.12 $ 5.39 $      +5.22 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.00 $ 4.50 $      +50.16 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.00 $ 5.50 $      +9.90 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.00 $ 2.11 $      +5.51 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.63 $ 0.85 $      +33.63 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.00 $ 1.85 $      -7.29 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.50 $ 1.45 $      -3.38 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.99 $ 0.92 $      -7.54 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.00 $ 0.96 $      -3.76 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.42 $ 1.45 $      +2.05 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.73 $ 2.02 $      +16.76 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 11.00 $ 13.00 $      +18.18 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.77 $ 1.74 $      -1.80 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.00 $ 2.19 $      -26.86 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.64 $ 13.00 $      +95.78 %
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) 2.00 $ 2.25 $      +12.50 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 15.00 $ 24.00 $      +60.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.61 $ 3.24 $      +24.09 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,250.00 $ 21,455.00 $      +5.95 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,190.71 $ 19,563.33 $      -3.11 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 160.39 $ 120.54 $      -24.84 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $ 0.11 $      +11.67 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 61.82 $ 60.89 $      -1.50 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 30.61 $ 50.30 $      +64.33 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12.50 $ 27.65 $      +121.20 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.50 $ 12.00 $      +4.35 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 730.83 $ 1,008.61 $      +38.01 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,333.33 $ 16,282.35 $      +6.19 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 36.50 $ 50.55 $      +38.50 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.78 $ 37.85 $      +12.07 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 71.36 $ 78.45 $      +9.93 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 80.00 $ 112.31 $      +40.39 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,100.00 $ 1,709.58 $      +55.42 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 796.88 $ 1,093.50 $      +37.22 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,814.29 $ 3,129.49 $      +72.49 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,370.00 $ 1,904.80 $      +39.04 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 59.55 $ 329.89 $      +453.98 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 78.20 $ 187.92 $      +140.31 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,121.31 $ 3,803.34 $      +79.29 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.13 4.25      +2.71 %
Last update: November 2018November 2018
Contributors:112415
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD