Cost of Living Comparison Between Chicago, IL and Stockholm 

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Cost of Living in Stockholm is 20.0% lower than in Chicago, IL (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Stockholm is 29.0% lower than in Chicago, IL
Rent Prices in Stockholm are 42.9% lower than in Chicago, IL
Restaurant Prices in Stockholm are 27.0% lower than in Chicago, IL
Groceries Prices in Stockholm are 28.7% lower than in Chicago, IL
Local Purchasing Power in Stockholm is 2.5% lower than in Chicago, IL
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Restaurants
Chicago, IL Edit Stockholm Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 $
(264.81 kr)
14.16 $
(150.00 kr)
     -43.4 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $
(1,059.25 kr)
84.97 $
(900.00 kr)
     -15.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $
(127.11 kr)
9.44 $
(100.00 kr)
     -21.3 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $
(84.74 kr)
7.08 $
(75.00 kr)
     -11.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $
(84.74 kr)
6.70 $
(71.00 kr)
     -16.2 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.20 $
(55.06 kr)
4.22 $
(44.71 kr)
     -18.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.99 $
(31.69 kr)
2.35 $
(24.90 kr)
     -21.4 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.40 $
(25.38 kr)
2.08 $
(22.04 kr)
     -13.2 %
Markets
Chicago, IL Edit Stockholm Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.06 $
(42.96 kr)
5.62 $
(59.48 kr)
     +38.5 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.81 $
(40.36 kr)
2.52 $
(26.74 kr)
     -33.7 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.85 $
(30.19 kr)
1.68 $
(17.75 kr)
     -41.2 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.07 $
(43.12 kr)
4.12 $
(43.61 kr)
     +1.1 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.52 $
(79.64 kr)
4.84 $
(51.31 kr)
     -35.6 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.78 $
(71.80 kr)
5.35 $
(56.68 kr)
     -21.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.46 $
(100.25 kr)
8.17 $
(86.52 kr)
     -13.7 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.70 $
(28.55 kr)
1.42 $
(15.09 kr)
     -47.1 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.89 $
(9.48 kr)
1.12 $
(11.90 kr)
     +25.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.10 $
(22.24 kr)
1.42 $
(15.06 kr)
     -32.3 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.24 $
(23.70 kr)
2.04 $
(21.58 kr)
     -8.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.19 $
(12.64 kr)
0.71 $
(7.53 kr)
     -40.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.35 $
(14.28 kr)
0.83 $
(8.79 kr)
     -38.5 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.25 $
(23.81 kr)
2.30 $
(24.39 kr)
     +2.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.62 $
(27.71 kr)
1.41 $
(14.95 kr)
     -46.1 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(158.89 kr)
11.33 $
(120.00 kr)
     -24.5 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.43 $
(25.75 kr)
1.88 $
(19.89 kr)
     -22.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.31 $
(45.67 kr)
2.14 $
(22.67 kr)
     -50.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 16.00 $
(169.48 kr)
6.70 $
(71.00 kr)
     -58.1 %
Transportation
Chicago, IL Edit Stockholm Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $
(26.48 kr)
3.97 $
(42.00 kr)
     +58.6 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 $
(847.40 kr)
96.29 $
(1,020.00 kr)
     +20.4 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $
(34.43 kr)
5.66 $
(60.00 kr)
     +74.3 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.25 $
(23.83 kr)
4.56 $
(48.28 kr)
     +102.6 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 $
(264.81 kr)
53.34 $
(565.00 kr)
     +113.4 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.22 $
(44.75 kr)
7.05 $
(74.67 kr)
     +66.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 37,383.69 $
(395,987.60 kr)
29,171.52 $
(309,000.00 kr)
     -22.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,211.87 $
(288,242.37 kr)
30,533.15 $
(323,423.08 kr)
     +12.2 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Chicago, IL Edit Stockholm Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 162.08 $
(1,716.80 kr)
153.00 $
(1,620.70 kr)
     -5.6 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 55.12 $
(583.86 kr)
25.72 $
(272.42 kr)
     -53.3 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 56.70 $
(600.61 kr)
29.71 $
(314.74 kr)
     -47.6 %
Sports And Leisure
Chicago, IL Edit Stockholm Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 76.63 $
(811.72 kr)
39.61 $
(419.59 kr)
     -48.3 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.00 $
(137.70 kr)
34.71 $
(367.64 kr)
     +167.0 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $
(158.89 kr)
14.59 $
(154.50 kr)
     -2.8 %
Childcare
Chicago, IL Edit Stockholm Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,308.33 $
(24,451.07 kr)
139.39 $
(1,476.50 kr)
     -94.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 45,450.00 $
(481,430.17 kr)
7,112.03 $
(75,334.33 kr)
     -84.4 %
Clothing And Shoes
Chicago, IL Edit Stockholm Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 60.46 $
(640.46 kr)
79.62 $
(843.37 kr)
     +31.7 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 53.75 $
(569.35 kr)
42.72 $
(452.54 kr)
     -20.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 97.19 $
(1,029.50 kr)
95.80 $
(1,014.77 kr)
     -1.4 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 130.31 $
(1,380.34 kr)
142.83 $
(1,512.93 kr)
     +9.6 %
Rent Per Month
Chicago, IL Edit Stockholm Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,432.29 $
(25,764.11 kr)
1,536.55 $
(16,275.96 kr)
     -36.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,517.89 $
(16,078.27 kr)
949.48 $
(10,057.41 kr)
     -37.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,604.17 $
(48,769.74 kr)
2,495.39 $
(26,432.52 kr)
     -45.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,991.30 $
(31,685.46 kr)
1,609.96 $
(17,053.57 kr)
     -46.2 %
Buy Apartment Price
Chicago, IL Edit Stockholm Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 330.00 $
(3,495.50 kr)
922.37 $
(9,770.28 kr)
     +179.5 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 258.01 $
(2,732.93 kr)
510.48 $
(5,407.22 kr)
     +97.9 %
Salaries And Financing
Chicago, IL Edit Stockholm Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,839.35 $
(51,260.97 kr)
3,352.41 $
(35,510.49 kr)
     -30.7 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.64 4.51      -32.1 %
Last update: May 2024May 2024
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