Cost of Living Comparison Between Chicago, IL and Amsterdam 

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Cost of Living in Amsterdam is 14.1% lower than in Chicago, IL (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Amsterdam is 13.0% lower than in Chicago, IL
Rent Prices in Amsterdam are 11.4% lower than in Chicago, IL
Restaurant Prices in Amsterdam are 8.4% lower than in Chicago, IL
Groceries Prices in Amsterdam are 33.6% lower than in Chicago, IL
Local Purchasing Power in Amsterdam is 9.3% lower than in Chicago, IL
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Restaurants
Chicago, IL Edit Amsterdam Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 $
(23.27 €)
21.49 $
(20.00 €)
     -14.1 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $
(93.09 €)
94.13 $
(87.62 €)
     -5.9 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $
(11.17 €)
13.97 $
(13.00 €)
     +16.4 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $
(7.45 €)
6.98 $
(6.50 €)
     -12.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $
(7.45 €)
6.45 $
(6.00 €)
     -19.4 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.15 $
(4.79 €)
4.28 $
(3.99 €)
     -16.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.99 $
(2.78 €)
3.42 $
(3.18 €)
     +14.3 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.40 $
(2.23 €)
2.88 $
(2.68 €)
     +20.2 %
Markets
Chicago, IL Edit Amsterdam Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.07 $
(3.78 €)
4.96 $
(4.61 €)
     +21.9 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.74 $
(3.48 €)
1.92 $
(1.79 €)
     -48.6 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.84 $
(2.64 €)
1.25 $
(1.16 €)
     -55.9 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.95 $
(3.68 €)
4.44 $
(4.14 €)
     +12.5 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.37 $
(6.86 €)
5.73 $
(5.34 €)
     -22.2 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.72 $
(6.25 €)
5.90 $
(5.50 €)
     -12.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.30 $
(8.65 €)
6.98 $
(6.50 €)
     -24.9 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.65 $
(2.47 €)
0.97 $
(0.90 €)
     -63.5 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.89 $
(0.83 €)
1.02 $
(0.95 €)
     +13.6 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.15 $
(2.01 €)
0.92 $
(0.85 €)
     -57.4 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.27 $
(2.12 €)
1.56 $
(1.45 €)
     -31.5 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.20 $
(1.12 €)
0.88 $
(0.82 €)
     -26.9 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.36 $
(1.27 €)
0.84 $
(0.78 €)
     -38.5 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.29 $
(2.13 €)
1.23 $
(1.15 €)
     -46.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.82 $
(2.63 €)
0.87 $
(0.81 €)
     -69.2 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(13.96 €)
7.52 $
(7.00 €)
     -49.9 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.64 $
(2.46 €)
1.53 $
(1.42 €)
     -42.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.83 $
(3.57 €)
2.74 $
(2.55 €)
     -28.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 16.00 $
(14.89 €)
10.31 $
(9.60 €)
     -35.5 %
Transportation
Chicago, IL Edit Amsterdam Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $
(2.33 €)
3.65 $
(3.40 €)
     +46.1 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 $
(74.47 €)
87.61 $
(81.55 €)
     +9.5 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $
(3.03 €)
4.30 $
(4.00 €)
     +32.2 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.25 $
(2.09 €)
4.21 $
(3.92 €)
     +87.1 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 $
(23.27 €)
37.60 $
(35.00 €)
     +50.4 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.14 $
(3.85 €)
8.15 $
(7.58 €)
     +96.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 37,383.69 $
(34,799.24 €)
31,153.75 $
(29,000.00 €)
     -16.7 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,997.89 $
(25,131.44 €)
34,290.17 $
(31,919.58 €)
     +27.0 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Chicago, IL Edit Amsterdam Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 156.86 $
(146.02 €)
281.31 $
(261.86 €)
     +79.3 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 54.35 $
(50.59 €)
22.65 $
(21.08 €)
     -58.3 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 54.97 $
(51.17 €)
50.11 $
(46.64 €)
     -8.8 %
Sports And Leisure
Chicago, IL Edit Amsterdam Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 70.29 $
(65.43 €)
62.79 $
(58.45 €)
     -10.7 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.00 $
(12.10 €)
22.61 $
(21.05 €)
     +73.9 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $
(13.96 €)
16.11 $
(15.00 €)
     +7.4 %
Childcare
Chicago, IL Edit Amsterdam Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,308.33 $
(2,148.75 €)
2,172.53 $
(2,022.34 €)
     -5.9 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 43,560.00 $
(40,548.57 €)
12,174.01 $
(11,332.38 €)
     -72.1 %
Clothing And Shoes
Chicago, IL Edit Amsterdam Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 62.17 $
(57.88 €)
99.47 $
(92.60 €)
     +60.0 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 53.46 $
(49.77 €)
37.14 $
(34.57 €)
     -30.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 96.83 $
(90.13 €)
104.99 $
(97.73 €)
     +8.4 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 127.14 $
(118.35 €)
116.33 $
(108.29 €)
     -8.5 %
Rent Per Month
Chicago, IL Edit Amsterdam Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,438.00 $
(2,269.45 €)
2,109.19 $
(1,963.37 €)
     -13.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,493.58 $
(1,390.32 €)
1,738.11 $
(1,617.95 €)
     +16.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,620.00 $
(4,300.61 €)
3,628.79 $
(3,377.93 €)
     -21.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,961.54 $
(2,756.80 €)
2,727.77 $
(2,539.19 €)
     -7.9 %
Buy Apartment Price
Chicago, IL Edit Amsterdam Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 330.00 $
(307.18 €)
924.06 $
(860.18 €)
     +180.0 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 258.01 $
(240.17 €)
660.33 $
(614.68 €)
     +155.9 %
Salaries And Financing
Chicago, IL Edit Amsterdam Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,851.06 $
(4,515.69 €)
3,827.63 $
(3,563.02 €)
     -21.1 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.66 4.33      -35.0 %
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