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Cost of Living Comparison Between Chicago, IL and Munich 

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Consumer Prices in Munich are 9.82% lower than in Chicago, IL
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Munich are 15.81% lower than in Chicago, IL
Rent Prices in Munich are 24.75% lower than in Chicago, IL
Restaurant Prices in Munich are 2.31% lower than in Chicago, IL
Groceries Prices in Munich are 29.23% lower than in Chicago, IL
Local Purchasing Power in Munich is 16.54% lower than in Chicago, IL
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  Chicago, ILMunichDifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(13.47 €)
13.36 $
(12.00 €)
     -10.91 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $
(53.88 €)
66.82 $
(60.00 €)
     +11.37 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $
(7.18 €)
8.91 $
(8.00 €)
     +11.37 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.50 $
(4.94 €)
4.23 $
(3.80 €)
     -23.06 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $
(6.29 €)
4.34 $
(3.90 €)
     -37.95 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.11 $
(3.69 €)
3.32 $
(2.98 €)
     -19.18 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.95 $
(1.75 €)
3.04 $
(2.73 €)
     +56.04 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.69 $
(1.52 €)
2.72 $
(2.44 €)
     +60.64 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.95 $
(2.65 €)
3.61 $
(3.24 €)
     +22.43 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.57 $
(2.30 €)
1.57 $
(1.41 €)
     -38.78 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.98 $
(1.78 €)
0.91 $
(0.82 €)
     -53.96 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.29 $
(2.05 €)
2.56 $
(2.30 €)
     +11.84 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.02 $
(4.51 €)
5.25 $
(4.71 €)
     +4.48 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.81 $
(4.32 €)
3.83 $
(3.44 €)
     -20.34 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.26 $
(5.62 €)
6.19 $
(5.55 €)
     -1.24 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.26 $
(2.03 €)
1.14 $
(1.03 €)
     -49.33 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.74 $
(0.67 €)
0.91 $
(0.81 €)
     +22.24 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.86 $
(1.67 €)
1.07 $
(0.96 €)
     -42.61 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.78 $
(1.60 €)
1.26 $
(1.13 €)
     -29.13 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.12 $
(1.01 €)
0.60 $
(0.54 €)
     -46.29 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.21 $
(1.08 €)
0.63 $
(0.56 €)
     -47.88 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.58 $
(1.42 €)
1.00 $
(0.90 €)
     -36.61 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.32 $
(2.08 €)
0.65 $
(0.58 €)
     -71.93 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.00 $
(12.57 €)
5.57 $
(5.00 €)
     -60.23 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.03 $
(1.82 €)
1.05 $
(0.95 €)
     -48.06 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.09 $
(1.88 €)
1.28 $
(1.15 €)
     -38.92 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.00 $
(11.67 €)
7.24 $
(6.50 €)
     -44.32 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $
(2.24 €)
3.23 $
(2.90 €)
     +29.18 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 105.00 $
(94.28 €)
73.50 $
(66.00 €)
     -30.00 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $
(2.92 €)
4.12 $
(3.70 €)
     +26.79 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.25 $
(2.02 €)
3.41 $
(3.06 €)
     +51.35 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 24.00 $
(21.55 €)
32.30 $
(29.00 €)
     +34.57 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.16 $
(2.83 €)
6.00 $
(5.39 €)
     +90.27 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,845.00 $
(19,615.59 €)
25,057.24 $
(22,500.00 €)
     +14.70 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,985.15 $
(18,843.49 €)
22,888.18 $
(20,552.31 €)
     +9.07 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 129.76 $
(116.52 €)
270.23 $
(242.66 €)
     +108.25 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.17 $
(0.16 €)
0.11 $
(0.10 €)
     -37.77 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 63.88 $
(57.36 €)
37.96 $
(34.09 €)
     -40.58 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 47.35 $
(42.52 €)
38.40 $
(34.48 €)
     -18.91 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 25.67 $
(23.05 €)
22.92 $
(20.58 €)
     -10.71 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.00 $
(11.67 €)
13.36 $
(12.00 €)
     +2.80 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,164.67 $
(1,045.81 €)
632.31 $
(567.78 €)
     -45.71 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 18,112.62 $
(16,264.12 €)
12,435.82 $
(11,166.67 €)
     -31.34 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 50.51 $
(45.35 €)
85.13 $
(76.44 €)
     +68.55 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.21 $
(35.21 €)
36.59 $
(32.85 €)
     -6.70 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 81.19 $
(72.91 €)
93.87 $
(84.29 €)
     +15.62 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 107.84 $
(96.84 €)
138.09 $
(124.00 €)
     +28.05 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,894.39 $
(1,701.06 €)
1,334.16 $
(1,198.00 €)
     -29.57 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,230.77 $
(1,105.16 €)
972.66 $
(873.39 €)
     -20.97 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,519.30 $
(3,160.13 €)
2,440.14 $
(2,191.11 €)
     -30.66 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,163.92 $
(1,943.08 €)
1,873.07 $
(1,681.91 €)
     -13.44 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 374.63 $
(336.40 €)
1,066.51 $
(957.67 €)
     +184.68 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 187.66 $
(168.51 €)
771.68 $
(692.93 €)
     +311.22 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,164.39 $
(3,739.39 €)
2,926.14 $
(2,627.51 €)
     -29.73 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.23 1.76      -58.35 %
Last update: January 2020January 2020
Contributors:396428
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD