Cost of Living Comparison Between Chicago, IL and Phoenix, AZ 

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Consumer Prices in Phoenix, AZ are 12.38% lower than in Chicago, IL (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Phoenix, AZ are 19.84% lower than in Chicago, IL
Rent Prices in Phoenix, AZ are 31.31% lower than in Chicago, IL
Restaurant Prices in Phoenix, AZ are 9.94% lower than in Chicago, IL
Groceries Prices in Phoenix, AZ are 11.22% lower than in Chicago, IL
Local Purchasing Power in Phoenix, AZ is 6.22% lower than in Chicago, IL
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Restaurants
Chicago, IL Edit Phoenix, AZ Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 16.50 $ 15.00 $      -9.09 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 $ 60.00 $      -20.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $ 8.00 $      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $ 5.00 $      0.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $ 7.00 $      0.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.15 $ 4.59 $      +10.58 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.97 $ 1.90 $      -3.26 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.62 $ 1.44 $      -11.33 %
Markets
Chicago, IL Edit Phoenix, AZ Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.13 $ 2.86 $      -8.53 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.66 $ 2.30 $      -13.65 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.82 $ 1.84 $      +1.25 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.25 $ 2.22 $      -1.36 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.02 $ 5.15 $      +2.68 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.36 $ 3.84 $      -11.89 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.31 $ 5.14 $      -3.22 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.88 $ 1.62 $      -13.70 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.74 $ 0.70 $      -4.99 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.37 $ 1.36 $      -0.63 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.81 $ 1.74 $      -3.76 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.17 $ 0.97 $      -17.59 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.05 $ 0.84 $      -19.57 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.79 $ 1.39 $      -22.53 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.89 $ 1.87 $      -1.48 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $ 15.00 $      +25.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.88 $ 1.97 $      -31.67 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.94 $ 2.04 $      -30.44 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 14.50 $ 8.65 $      -40.34 %
Transportation
Chicago, IL Edit Phoenix, AZ Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $ 2.00 $      -20.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 105.00 $ 64.00 $      -39.05 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $ 3.00 $      -7.69 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.60 $ 2.23 $      -14.42 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 26.00 $ 36.00 $      +38.46 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.02 $ 2.70 $      -10.76 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,195.00 $ 23,195.00 $      0.00 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,051.09 $ 21,262.20 $      -3.58 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Chicago, IL Edit Phoenix, AZ Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 155.05 $ 178.14 $      +14.89 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.28 $ 0.14 $      -51.33 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 62.08 $ 77.93 $      +25.53 %
Sports And Leisure
Chicago, IL Edit Phoenix, AZ Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 58.89 $ 29.57 $      -49.78 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.78 $ 21.71 $      +4.48 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.50 $ 11.25 $      -16.67 %
Childcare
Chicago, IL Edit Phoenix, AZ Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,447.02 $ 927.38 $      -35.91 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,137.06 $ 16,700.00 $      -24.56 %
Clothing And Shoes
Chicago, IL Edit Phoenix, AZ Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 50.28 $ 43.08 $      -14.31 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.83 $ 32.14 $      -21.29 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 81.96 $ 73.58 $      -10.23 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 109.58 $ 85.33 $      -22.13 %
Rent Per Month
Chicago, IL Edit Phoenix, AZ Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,858.06 $ 1,289.97 $      -30.57 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,208.71 $ 1,009.25 $      -16.50 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,530.45 $ 2,112.50 $      -40.16 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,157.90 $ 1,601.87 $      -25.77 %
Buy Apartment Price
Chicago, IL Edit Phoenix, AZ Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 443.55 $ 329.36 $      -25.75 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 196.91 $ 188.52 $      -4.26 %
Salaries And Financing
Chicago, IL Edit Phoenix, AZ Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,897.08 $ 3,681.36 $      -24.83 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.71 3.74      +0.86 %
Last update: June 2021June 2021
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