Cost of Living Comparison Between Chicago, IL and Cancun 

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Consumer Prices in Cancun are 55.16% lower than in Chicago, IL (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Cancun are 64.32% lower than in Chicago, IL
Rent Prices in Cancun are 78.29% lower than in Chicago, IL
Restaurant Prices in Cancun are 58.39% lower than in Chicago, IL
Groceries Prices in Cancun are 56.06% lower than in Chicago, IL
Local Purchasing Power in Cancun is 71.45% lower than in Chicago, IL
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Restaurants
Chicago, IL Edit Cancun Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(313.39 MXN)
4.79 $
(100.00 MXN)
     -68.09 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 72.50 $
(1,514.74 MXN)
33.50 $
(700.00 MXN)
     -53.79 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $
(167.14 MXN)
5.26 $
(110.00 MXN)
     -34.19 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $
(125.36 MXN)
1.96 $
(40.89 MXN)
     -67.38 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $
(167.14 MXN)
2.81 $
(58.62 MXN)
     -64.93 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.31 $
(90.07 MXN)
2.05 $
(42.86 MXN)
     -52.42 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.02 $
(42.15 MXN)
1.09 $
(22.71 MXN)
     -46.12 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.58 $
(33.06 MXN)
0.65 $
(13.50 MXN)
     -59.16 %
Markets
Chicago, IL Edit Cancun Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.08 $
(64.39 MXN)
3.65 $
(76.31 MXN)
     +18.52 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.84 $
(59.29 MXN)
1.34 $
(28.02 MXN)
     -52.73 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.00 $
(41.72 MXN)
0.63 $
(13.06 MXN)
     -68.69 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.29 $
(47.91 MXN)
1.37 $
(28.69 MXN)
     -40.11 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.08 $
(106.10 MXN)
2.81 $
(58.61 MXN)
     -44.76 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.11 $
(85.83 MXN)
2.13 $
(44.56 MXN)
     -48.08 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.47 $
(114.24 MXN)
3.30 $
(69.00 MXN)
     -39.60 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.92 $
(40.05 MXN)
0.94 $
(19.73 MXN)
     -50.74 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.76 $
(15.79 MXN)
0.35 $
(7.27 MXN)
     -53.98 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.49 $
(31.12 MXN)
0.47 $
(9.86 MXN)
     -68.32 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.97 $
(41.11 MXN)
0.52 $
(10.81 MXN)
     -73.71 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.24 $
(25.86 MXN)
0.52 $
(10.88 MXN)
     -57.93 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.16 $
(24.32 MXN)
0.44 $
(9.29 MXN)
     -61.81 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.82 $
(37.98 MXN)
0.78 $
(16.29 MXN)
     -57.12 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.10 $
(43.94 MXN)
0.64 $
(13.40 MXN)
     -69.50 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(250.71 MXN)
7.18 $
(150.00 MXN)
     -40.17 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.49 $
(52.04 MXN)
1.32 $
(27.62 MXN)
     -46.92 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.53 $
(52.95 MXN)
1.78 $
(37.26 MXN)
     -29.62 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 14.75 $
(308.17 MXN)
2.87 $
(60.00 MXN)
     -80.53 %
Transportation
Chicago, IL Edit Cancun Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $
(52.23 MXN)
0.50 $
(10.50 MXN)
     -79.90 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 105.00 $
(2,193.75 MXN)
20.21 $
(422.17 MXN)
     -80.76 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $
(67.90 MXN)
1.91 $
(40.00 MXN)
     -41.09 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $
(56.49 MXN)
3.08 $
(64.37 MXN)
     +13.96 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 26.00 $
(543.22 MXN)
14.36 $
(300.00 MXN)
     -44.77 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.73 $
(56.94 MXN)
3.65 $
(76.26 MXN)
     +33.94 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,776.00 $
(496,749.59 MXN)
11,726.47 $
(245,000.00 MXN)
     -50.68 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,181.91 $
(463,444.48 MXN)
15,621.16 $
(326,371.43 MXN)
     -29.58 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Chicago, IL Edit Cancun Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 150.39 $
(3,142.11 MXN)
71.08 $
(1,485.12 MXN)
     -52.73 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.28 $
(5.85 MXN)
0.09 $
(1.96 MXN)
     -66.58 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 64.57 $
(1,348.98 MXN)
27.58 $
(576.26 MXN)
     -57.28 %
Sports And Leisure
Chicago, IL Edit Cancun Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 57.75 $
(1,206.62 MXN)
33.30 $
(695.83 MXN)
     -42.33 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 24.37 $
(509.23 MXN)
9.84 $
(205.56 MXN)
     -59.63 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 $
(292.50 MXN)
3.35 $
(70.00 MXN)
     -76.07 %
Childcare
Chicago, IL Edit Cancun Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,288.97 $
(26,930.31 MXN)
191.45 $
(4,000.00 MXN)
     -85.15 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,719.21 $
(474,670.17 MXN)
3,093.16 $
(64,625.00 MXN)
     -86.39 %
Clothing And Shoes
Chicago, IL Edit Cancun Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 48.55 $
(1,014.33 MXN)
34.59 $
(722.73 MXN)
     -28.75 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 41.83 $
(874.03 MXN)
29.91 $
(624.92 MXN)
     -28.50 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 83.76 $
(1,749.96 MXN)
69.80 $
(1,458.33 MXN)
     -16.66 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 113.75 $
(2,376.58 MXN)
75.15 $
(1,570.00 MXN)
     -33.94 %
Rent Per Month
Chicago, IL Edit Cancun Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,884.62 $
(39,375.15 MXN)
381.20 $
(7,964.29 MXN)
     -79.77 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,218.10 $
(25,449.68 MXN)
244.10 $
(5,100.00 MXN)
     -79.96 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,638.56 $
(76,019.99 MXN)
745.47 $
(15,575.00 MXN)
     -79.51 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,170.35 $
(45,344.92 MXN)
564.10 $
(11,785.71 MXN)
     -74.01 %
Buy Apartment Price
Chicago, IL Edit Cancun Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 470.86 $
(9,837.56 MXN)
88.82 $
(1,855.74 MXN)
     -81.14 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 196.09 $
(4,096.86 MXN)
72.71 $
(1,519.02 MXN)
     -62.92 %
Salaries And Financing
Chicago, IL Edit Cancun Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,803.57 $
(100,360.49 MXN)
489.27 $
(10,222.22 MXN)
     -89.81 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.88 11.86      +205.60 %
Last update: March 2021February 2021
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