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Cost of Living Comparison Between New York, NY and Chicago, IL 

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Consumer Prices in Chicago, IL are 18.72% lower than in New York, NY
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Chicago, IL are 31.23% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Chicago, IL are 44.24% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Chicago, IL are 17.53% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Chicago, IL are 23.88% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Chicago, IL is 21.22% higher than in New York, NY
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.00 $ 15.00 $      -16.67 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $ 65.00 $      -18.75 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $ 7.00 $      -22.22 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 $ 5.00 $      -28.57 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 7.00 $      -12.50 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.56 $ 3.95 $      -13.38 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.03 $ 1.87 $      -8.02 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.67 $ 1.60 $      -4.22 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.31 $ 3.04 $      -29.43 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.45 $ 2.55 $      -26.02 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.93 $ 2.07 $      -29.34 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.58 $ 2.36 $      -33.97 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.17 $ 4.81 $      -32.96 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.89 $ 4.72 $      -19.98 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.84 $ 5.96 $      -12.92 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.72 $ 2.19 $      -19.50 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.03 $ 0.74 $      -28.34 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.73 $ 1.76 $      -35.80 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.74 $ 1.53 $      -44.08 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.79 $ 1.11 $      -38.28 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.52 $ 1.08 $      -28.88 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.20 $ 1.38 $      -37.07 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.27 $ 2.25 $      -1.17 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 14.50 $      -3.33 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.16 $ 1.91 $      -11.80 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.80 $ 2.09 $      -25.15 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 14.00 $ 13.00 $      -7.14 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $ 2.50 $      -9.09 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 127.00 $ 105.00 $      -17.32 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.75 $ 3.25 $      +18.18 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 2.25 $      -25.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $ 24.00 $      -20.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.00 $ 3.09 $      +2.79 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,825.00 $ 20,955.00 $      -3.99 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,521.25 $ 20,694.43 $      +0.84 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 132.13 $ 130.28 $      -1.40 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.08 $ 0.16 $      +92.04 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 62.73 $ 63.48 $      +1.20 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 73.52 $ 49.16 $      -33.14 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 33.18 $ 25.94 $      -21.81 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.00 $ 12.99 $      -18.81 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,316.79 $ 1,155.77 $      -50.11 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 38,565.22 $ 16,161.90 $      -58.09 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 54.15 $ 51.82 $      -4.30 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 37.91 $ 39.33 $      +3.76 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 86.44 $ 83.76 $      -3.10 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 124.48 $ 115.33 $      -7.35 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,113.91 $ 1,849.47 $      -40.61 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,038.67 $ 1,176.93 $      -42.27 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,574.76 $ 3,477.46 $      -47.11 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,649.09 $ 2,069.55 $      -43.29 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,301.57 $ 362.11 $      -72.18 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 581.66 $ 192.33 $      -66.93 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,895.05 $ 4,080.76 $      -16.63 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.24 4.30      +1.40 %
Last update: September 2019September 2019
Contributors:509409
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD