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

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Consumer Prices in Chicago, IL are 20.34% higher than in Detroit, MI
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Chicago, IL are 31.22% higher than in Detroit, MI
Rent Prices in Chicago, IL are 51.76% higher than in Detroit, MI
Restaurant Prices in Chicago, IL are 26.75% higher than in Detroit, MI
Groceries Prices in Chicago, IL are 18.08% higher than in Detroit, MI
Local Purchasing Power in Chicago, IL is 55.65% higher than in Detroit, MI
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 $ 15.00 $      +25.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 $ 62.50 $      +38.89 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 $ 7.50 $      +7.14 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.50 $ 5.00 $      +42.86 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.50 $ 7.00 $      +55.56 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.82 $ 3.97 $      +3.95 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.79 $ 1.81 $      +1.34 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.42 $ 1.63 $      +14.48 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.47 $ 3.02 $      +22.29 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.92 $ 2.59 $      +34.94 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.50 $ 2.07 $      +37.79 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.63 $ 2.33 $      +42.94 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.25 $ 4.88 $      +14.84 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.50 $ 4.65 $      +32.80 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.24 $ 5.89 $      -5.59 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.00 $ 2.16 $      +8.05 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.56 $ 0.75 $      +34.19 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.60 $ 1.87 $      +17.10 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.83 $ 1.58 $      -13.91 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.25 $ 1.11 $      -11.37 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.06 $ 1.10 $      +3.38 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.43 $ 1.45 $      +1.35 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.90 $ 2.35 $      +23.95 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.00 $ 14.50 $      +45.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.11 $ 1.84 $      -13.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.33 $ 2.03 $      -39.20 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.88 $ 13.00 $      +89.09 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $ 2.50 $      +25.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 57.50 $ 105.00 $      +82.61 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 3.25 $      +8.33 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 2.25 $      -25.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 24.00 $ 24.00 $      0.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.76 $ 3.09 $      +12.23 %
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) 21,280.00 $ 20,670.48 $      -2.86 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 162.73 $ 126.78 $      -22.10 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $ 0.16 $      +60.83 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 62.50 $ 64.00 $      +2.40 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 25.83 $ 49.36 $      +91.07 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12.50 $ 24.83 $      +98.67 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 $ 12.50 $      +13.64 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 797.00 $ 1,157.41 $      +45.22 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 10,000.00 $ 16,520.00 $      +65.20 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 39.32 $ 51.18 $      +30.14 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.09 $ 38.31 $      +15.77 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 76.39 $ 82.91 $      +8.54 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 85.50 $ 114.56 $      +33.99 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,164.67 $ 1,873.76 $      +60.88 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 839.60 $ 1,187.99 $      +41.49 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,236.36 $ 3,511.94 $      +57.04 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,475.00 $ 2,100.22 $      +42.39 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 57.33 $ 360.06 $      +528.02 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 69.56 $ 185.67 $      +166.91 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,051.84 $ 4,191.02 $      +104.26 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.31 4.29      -0.44 %
Last update: October 2019October 2019
Contributors:109403
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD