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

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Consumer Prices in Chicago, IL are 21.68% lower than in New York, NY (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Chicago, IL are 30.81% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Chicago, IL are 41.33% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Chicago, IL are 20.55% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Chicago, IL are 27.61% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Chicago, IL is 12.69% higher than in New York, NY
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Restaurants
New York, NY Edit Chicago, IL Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $ 16.50 $      -17.50 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $ 75.00 $      -25.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $ 8.00 $      -11.11 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.50 $ 5.00 $      -33.33 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 $ 7.00 $      -22.22 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.93 $ 4.15 $      -15.76 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.18 $ 1.97 $      -9.64 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.77 $ 1.62 $      -8.05 %
Markets
New York, NY Edit Chicago, IL Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.48 $ 3.13 $      -30.19 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.70 $ 2.66 $      -27.93 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.44 $ 1.82 $      -25.32 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.15 $ 2.25 $      -28.71 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.21 $ 5.02 $      -19.23 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.79 $ 4.36 $      -24.68 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.87 $ 5.31 $      -32.51 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.74 $ 1.88 $      -31.62 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.30 $ 0.74 $      -42.92 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.66 $ 1.37 $      -48.42 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.81 $ 1.81 $      -35.64 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.93 $ 1.17 $      -39.19 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.88 $ 1.05 $      -44.40 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.38 $ 1.79 $      -24.82 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.11 $ 1.89 $      -10.40 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 12.00 $      -20.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.17 $ 2.88 $      -8.98 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.25 $ 2.94 $      -9.60 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 $ 14.50 $      -3.33 %
Transportation
New York, NY Edit Chicago, IL Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $ 2.50 $      -9.09 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 130.00 $ 105.00 $      -19.23 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $ 3.25 $      -7.14 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 2.60 $      -13.33 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $ 26.00 $      -13.33 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.83 $ 3.02 $      +6.75 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 $ 23,195.00 $      +0.85 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,384.27 $ 22,051.09 $      +3.12 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New York, NY Edit Chicago, IL Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 148.78 $ 155.05 $      +4.22 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 $ 0.28 $      +148.35 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 66.39 $ 62.08 $      -6.49 %
Sports And Leisure
New York, NY Edit Chicago, IL Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 105.89 $ 58.89 $      -44.39 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 35.83 $ 20.78 $      -42.00 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.00 $ 13.50 $      -15.62 %
Childcare
New York, NY Edit Chicago, IL Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,483.02 $ 1,447.02 $      -41.72 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 36,125.00 $ 22,137.06 $      -38.72 %
Clothing And Shoes
New York, NY Edit Chicago, IL Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 63.07 $ 50.28 $      -20.28 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 45.27 $ 40.83 $      -9.80 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 91.52 $ 81.96 $      -10.44 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 135.10 $ 109.58 $      -18.89 %
Rent Per Month
New York, NY Edit Chicago, IL Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,098.58 $ 1,858.06 $      -40.04 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,024.22 $ 1,208.71 $      -40.29 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,349.95 $ 3,530.45 $      -44.40 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,450.00 $ 2,157.90 $      -37.45 %
Buy Apartment Price
New York, NY Edit Chicago, IL Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,394.44 $ 443.55 $      -68.19 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 700.93 $ 196.91 $      -71.91 %
Salaries And Financing
New York, NY Edit Chicago, IL Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,281.05 $ 4,897.08 $      -22.03 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.59 3.71      +3.21 %
Last update: June 2021June 2021
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