Cost of Living Comparison Between Chicago, IL and Vasteras 

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Cost of Living in Vasteras is 35.0% lower than in Chicago, IL (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Vasteras is 46.1% lower than in Chicago, IL
Rent Prices in Vasteras are 63.3% lower than in Chicago, IL
Restaurant Prices in Vasteras are 42.1% lower than in Chicago, IL
Groceries Prices in Vasteras are 42.8% lower than in Chicago, IL
Local Purchasing Power in Vasteras is 7.8% higher than in Chicago, IL
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Restaurants
Chicago, IL Edit Vasteras Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 $
(271.61 kr)
11.05 $
(120.00 kr)
     -55.8 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $
(1,086.45 kr)
62.13 $
(675.00 kr)
     -37.9 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $
(130.37 kr)
8.74 $
(95.00 kr)
     -27.1 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $
(86.92 kr)
6.44 $
(70.00 kr)
     -19.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $
(86.92 kr)
5.98 $
(65.00 kr)
     -25.2 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.20 $
(56.48 kr)
3.81 $
(41.43 kr)
     -26.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.99 $
(32.50 kr)
1.61 $
(17.50 kr)
     -46.2 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.42 $
(26.26 kr)
1.84 $
(20.00 kr)
     -23.8 %
Markets
Chicago, IL Edit Vasteras Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.06 $
(44.06 kr)
5.92 $
(64.35 kr)
     +46.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.81 $
(41.40 kr)
2.09 $
(22.68 kr)
     -45.2 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.85 $
(30.96 kr)
0.94 $
(10.21 kr)
     -67.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.07 $
(44.23 kr)
3.04 $
(33.00 kr)
     -25.4 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.52 $
(81.69 kr)
3.55 $
(38.56 kr)
     -52.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.78 $
(73.64 kr)
3.86 $
(41.96 kr)
     -43.0 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.46 $
(102.82 kr)
6.77 $
(73.59 kr)
     -28.4 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.70 $
(29.28 kr)
1.20 $
(12.98 kr)
     -55.7 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.89 $
(9.72 kr)
1.02 $
(11.11 kr)
     +14.3 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.10 $
(22.81 kr)
1.04 $
(11.34 kr)
     -50.3 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.24 $
(24.31 kr)
1.18 $
(12.85 kr)
     -47.1 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.19 $
(12.97 kr)
0.61 $
(6.58 kr)
     -49.3 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.35 $
(14.65 kr)
0.63 $
(6.80 kr)
     -53.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.25 $
(24.42 kr)
2.38 $
(25.83 kr)
     +5.8 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.62 $
(28.42 kr)
1.49 $
(16.17 kr)
     -43.1 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(162.97 kr)
10.12 $
(110.00 kr)
     -32.5 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.43 $
(26.42 kr)
1.38 $
(15.00 kr)
     -43.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.31 $
(46.84 kr)
1.69 $
(18.33 kr)
     -60.9 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 16.00 $
(173.83 kr)
6.44 $
(70.00 kr)
     -59.7 %
Transportation
Chicago, IL Edit Vasteras Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $
(27.16 kr)
2.76 $
(30.00 kr)
     +10.5 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 $
(869.16 kr)
60.29 $
(655.00 kr)
     -24.6 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $
(35.31 kr)
3.22 $
(35.00 kr)
     -0.9 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.25 $
(24.45 kr)
3.70 $
(40.23 kr)
     +64.6 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 $
(271.61 kr)
73.63 $
(800.00 kr)
     +194.5 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.22 $
(45.90 kr)
6.58 $
(71.48 kr)
     +55.7 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 37,383.69 $
(406,156.97 kr)
28,441.12 $
(309,000.00 kr)
     -23.9 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,211.87 $
(295,644.74 kr)
26,570.36 $
(288,675.00 kr)
     -2.4 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Chicago, IL Edit Vasteras Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 160.77 $
(1,746.65 kr)
78.35 $
(851.28 kr)
     -51.3 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 55.33 $
(601.17 kr)
25.24 $
(274.25 kr)
     -54.4 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 57.48 $
(624.46 kr)
23.70 $
(257.50 kr)
     -58.8 %
Sports And Leisure
Chicago, IL Edit Vasteras Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 76.63 $
(832.57 kr)
30.93 $
(336.00 kr)
     -59.6 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.00 $
(141.24 kr)
28.84 $
(313.33 kr)
     +121.8 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $
(162.97 kr)
20.71 $
(225.00 kr)
     +38.1 %
Childcare
Chicago, IL Edit Vasteras Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,308.33 $
(25,079.00 kr)
125.79 $
(1,366.67 kr)
     -94.6 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 45,450.00 $
(493,793.80 kr)
4,602.12 $
(50,000.00 kr)
     -89.9 %
Clothing And Shoes
Chicago, IL Edit Vasteras Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 60.46 $
(656.90 kr)
75.17 $
(816.67 kr)
     +24.3 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 53.75 $
(583.97 kr)
38.17 $
(414.75 kr)
     -29.0 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 97.19 $
(1,055.94 kr)
75.94 $
(825.00 kr)
     -21.9 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 130.31 $
(1,415.79 kr)
82.84 $
(900.00 kr)
     -36.4 %
Rent Per Month
Chicago, IL Edit Vasteras Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,432.29 $
(26,425.75 kr)
782.36 $
(8,500.00 kr)
     -67.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,517.89 $
(16,491.18 kr)
469.42 $
(5,100.00 kr)
     -69.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,604.17 $
(50,022.20 kr)
1,702.79 $
(18,500.00 kr)
     -63.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,991.30 $
(32,499.18 kr)
1,279.39 $
(13,900.00 kr)
     -57.2 %
Buy Apartment Price
Chicago, IL Edit Vasteras Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 330.00 $
(3,585.27 kr)
298.86 $
(3,246.93 kr)
     -9.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 258.01 $
(2,803.12 kr)
183.85 $
(1,997.40 kr)
     -28.7 %
Salaries And Financing
Chicago, IL Edit Vasteras Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,988.20 $
(54,194.56 kr)
2,899.34 $
(31,500.00 kr)
     -41.9 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.64 4.87      -26.7 %
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