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

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Consumer Prices in Chicago, IL are 17.19% higher than in Detroit, MI
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Chicago, IL are 29.07% higher than in Detroit, MI
Rent Prices in Chicago, IL are 53.87% higher than in Detroit, MI
Restaurant Prices in Chicago, IL are 31.04% higher than in Detroit, MI
Groceries Prices in Chicago, IL are 15.20% higher than in Detroit, MI
Local Purchasing Power in Chicago, IL is 42.34% higher than in Detroit, MI
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 11.00 $ 14.00 $      +27.27 %
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) 4.00 $ 5.00 $      +25.00 %
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 5.00 $ 7.00 $      +40.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.50 $ 4.36 $      +24.63 %
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.75 $ 2.09 $      +19.46 %
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.13 $ 1.84 $      +62.28 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.74 $ 2.79 $      +1.85 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.12 $ 2.40 $      +13.03 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.81 $ 1.87 $      +3.47 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.87 $ 2.04 $      +8.92 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.25 $ 5.43 $      +3.39 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 2.83 $ 4.73 $      +67.04 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.00 $ 5.54 $      +10.91 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.24 $ 2.05 $      +65.04 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.55 $ 0.83 $      +52.22 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.26 $ 1.76 $      -22.18 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.65 $ 1.49 $      -10.08 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.85 $ 0.91 $      +7.76 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.96 $ 0.96 $      +0.43 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.42 $ 1.48 $      +4.29 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.29 $ 2.03 $      -11.43 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $ 12.00 $      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.86 $ 1.99 $      -30.53 %
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.12 $ 2.19 $      -29.80 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.50 $ 12.75 $      +70.00 %
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) 2.00 $ 2.25 $      +12.50 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 15.00 $ 24.00 $      +60.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.74 $ 3.14 $      +14.62 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,500.00 $ 20,910.00 $      -14.65 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,658.00 $ 19,927.89 $      -12.05 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 175.94 $ 123.29 $      -29.92 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.09 $ 0.12 $      +33.33 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 57.57 $ 61.55 $      +6.92 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 30.32 $ 48.96 $      +61.49 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 32.50 $ 27.41 $      -15.66 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.75 $ 13.00 $      +10.64 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 586.67 $ 966.98 $      +64.83 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 18,000.00 $ 16,453.33 $      -8.59 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 38.67 $ 49.73 $      +28.60 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 31.67 $ 38.97 $      +23.08 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 71.43 $ 78.39 $      +9.75 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 68.46 $ 113.46 $      +65.73 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,076.92 $ 1,749.24 $      +62.43 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 819.44 $ 1,128.03 $      +37.66 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,920.00 $ 3,137.76 $      +63.42 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,362.50 $ 1,953.90 $      +43.41 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 58.56 $ 329.89 $      +463.30 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 70.02 $ 187.21 $      +167.38 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,085.12 $ 3,830.77 $      +83.72 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.10 4.21      +2.82 %
Last update: September 2018September 2018
Contributors:118434
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD