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

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Consumer Prices in Chicago, IL are 21.95% lower than in New York, NY (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Chicago, IL are 34.85% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Chicago, IL are 48.09% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Chicago, IL are 17.51% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Chicago, IL are 26.91% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Chicago, IL is 15.48% higher than in New York, NY
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Restaurants
New York, NY Edit Chicago, IL Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 $ 20.00 $      -20.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 90.00 $ 80.00 $      -11.11 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 $ 8.50 $      -15.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $ 5.00 $      -37.50 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 $ 7.00 $      -30.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.18 $ 4.54 $      -12.49 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.58 $ 2.18 $      -15.26 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.47 $ 1.75 $      -28.83 %
Markets
New York, NY Edit Chicago, IL Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.54 $ 3.21 $      -29.34 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.59 $ 2.80 $      -22.22 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.26 $ 1.64 $      -49.87 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.05 $ 2.94 $      -27.46 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.77 $ 5.57 $      -28.32 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.46 $ 4.58 $      -38.54 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.18 $ 7.08 $      -22.95 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.47 $ 2.34 $      -5.30 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.19 $ 0.73 $      -38.53 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.27 $ 1.36 $      -39.93 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.80 $ 1.70 $      -39.20 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.93 $ 0.91 $      -52.78 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.67 $ 0.95 $      -43.20 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.72 $ 1.63 $      -40.13 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.41 $ 1.99 $      -17.38 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.40 $ 12.99 $      -15.65 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.89 $ 3.70 $      -4.83 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.06 $ 3.77 $      -7.23 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.00 %
Transportation
New York, NY Edit Chicago, IL Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $ 2.50 $      -9.09 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 129.00 $ 92.50 $      -28.29 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.25 $ 3.50 $      -17.65 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 3.39 $      +13.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 32.50 $ 30.00 $      -7.69 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.96 $ 5.43 $      +9.37 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 $ 23,197.50 $      -7.21 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,149.48 $ 24,878.12 $      +3.02 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New York, NY Edit Chicago, IL Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 161.88 $ 158.24 $      -2.25 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $ 0.33 $      +224.72 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 66.62 $ 61.56 $      -7.59 %
Sports And Leisure
New York, NY Edit Chicago, IL Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 101.56 $ 56.27 $      -44.60 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 37.50 $ 7.22 $      -80.74 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 $ 15.00 $      -16.67 %
Childcare
New York, NY Edit Chicago, IL Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,250.37 $ 1,652.93 $      -26.55 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 41,333.33 $ 19,997.72 $      -51.62 %
Clothing And Shoes
New York, NY Edit Chicago, IL Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 61.81 $ 57.35 $      -7.22 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 61.15 $ 37.84 $      -38.12 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 94.91 $ 87.78 $      -7.52 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 148.52 $ 92.11 $      -37.98 %
Rent Per Month
New York, NY Edit Chicago, IL Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,986.00 $ 1,928.22 $      -51.63 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,356.67 $ 1,378.93 $      -41.49 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 7,234.29 $ 3,642.86 $      -49.64 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,305.18 $ 2,332.35 $      -45.82 %
Buy Apartment Price
New York, NY Edit Chicago, IL Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,452.47 $ 384.35 $      -73.54 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 887.71 $ 205.47 $      -76.85 %
Salaries And Financing
New York, NY Edit Chicago, IL Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,480.12 $ 4,875.51 $      -24.76 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.22 5.39      +3.22 %
Last update: August 2022August 2022
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