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

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Consumer Prices in Chicago, IL are 18.08% higher than in Detroit, MI
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Chicago, IL are 28.15% higher than in Detroit, MI
Rent Prices in Chicago, IL are 47.39% higher than in Detroit, MI
Restaurant Prices in Chicago, IL are 30.33% higher than in Detroit, MI
Groceries Prices in Chicago, IL are 17.94% higher than in Detroit, MI
Local Purchasing Power in Chicago, IL is 51.16% higher than in Detroit, MI
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 11.00 $ 15.00 $      +36.36 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 47.50 $ 65.00 $      +36.84 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 $ 7.00 $      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.25 $ 5.00 $      +53.85 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.50 $ 6.00 $      +33.33 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.50 $ 3.94 $      +12.53 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.76 $ 1.86 $      +5.78 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.36 $ 1.57 $      +15.05 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.45 $ 2.86 $      +16.68 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.92 $ 2.56 $      +33.16 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.43 $ 1.83 $      +28.27 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.72 $ 2.35 $      +36.76 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.50 $ 4.96 $      +10.26 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.67 $ 4.74 $      +29.19 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.49 $ 5.96 $      +8.56 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.00 $ 2.13 $      +6.64 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.57 $ 0.76 $      +33.60 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.60 $ 1.63 $      +2.00 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.80 $ 1.56 $      -12.96 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.15 $ 1.11 $      -3.12 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.99 $ 1.03 $      +4.24 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.43 $ 1.34 $      -6.44 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.76 $ 2.33 $      +32.23 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 11.50 $ 14.00 $      +21.79 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.11 $ 1.92 $      -9.38 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.00 $ 2.13 $      -28.86 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.82 $ 12.75 $      +86.95 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.75 $ 2.50 $      +42.86 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 48.50 $ 105.00 $      +116.49 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $ 3.25 $      0.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.13 $ 2.25 $      -28.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 24.00 $ 24.00 $      0.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.75 $ 3.04 $      +10.36 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,845.00 $ 20,910.00 $      -4.28 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,350.00 $ 20,644.00 $      +1.44 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 162.73 $ 130.48 $      -19.82 %
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) 65.42 $ 61.85 $      -5.45 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 24.17 $ 48.14 $      +99.21 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 40.00 $ 26.29 $      -34.26 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 $ 12.50 $      +13.64 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 750.00 $ 1,113.52 $      +48.47 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 12,000.00 $ 16,040.00 $      +33.67 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 37.35 $ 52.21 $      +39.76 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.91 $ 39.74 $      +17.19 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 76.82 $ 80.52 $      +4.81 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 83.43 $ 112.19 $      +34.47 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,184.67 $ 1,824.84 $      +54.04 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 865.00 $ 1,140.88 $      +31.89 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,220.83 $ 3,449.44 $      +55.32 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,437.50 $ 1,998.12 $      +39.00 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 57.33 $ 357.52 $      +523.58 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 66.18 $ 185.16 $      +179.78 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,176.84 $ 4,216.93 $      +93.72 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.27 4.35      +2.01 %
Last update: July 2019July 2019
Contributors:104394
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD