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Cost of Living Comparison Between Seattle, WA and Chicago, IL 

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Consumer Prices in Chicago, IL are 8.50% lower than in Seattle, WA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Chicago, IL are 11.56% lower than in Seattle, WA
Rent Prices in Chicago, IL are 15.96% lower than in Seattle, WA
Restaurant Prices in Chicago, IL are 1.69% lower than in Seattle, WA
Groceries Prices in Chicago, IL are 12.38% lower than in Seattle, WA
Local Purchasing Power in Chicago, IL is 5.28% lower than in Seattle, WA
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 62.50 $ 65.00 $      +4.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $ 7.00 $      -22.22 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $ 5.00 $      -16.67 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $ 6.00 $      0.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.27 $ 4.09 $      -4.16 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.93 $ 1.82 $      -5.83 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.53 $ 1.61 $      +5.20 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.18 $ 2.75 $      -13.48 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.90 $ 2.36 $      -18.54 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.89 $ 1.83 $      -3.16 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.97 $ 2.13 $      -28.28 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.48 $ 5.40 $      -27.82 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.58 $ 4.68 $      -16.08 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.60 $ 5.50 $      -16.72 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.40 $ 2.10 $      -12.49 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.78 $ 0.81 $      +3.57 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.90 $ 1.86 $      -2.11 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.00 $ 1.49 $      -25.71 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.15 $ 0.96 $      -17.06 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.16 $ 0.96 $      -17.13 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.78 $ 1.39 $      -22.15 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.01 $ 1.95 $      -2.81 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 12.00 $      -20.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.03 $ 1.80 $      -11.44 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.43 $ 2.19 $      -9.94 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 $ 12.50 $      +25.00 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $ 2.50 $      -9.09 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 99.50 $ 105.00 $      +5.53 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.60 $ 3.25 $      +25.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $ 2.25 $      -16.67 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $ 24.00 $      -20.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.45 $ 3.16 $      -8.43 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 $ 20,910.00 $      -9.09 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,954.52 $ 20,672.92 $      -5.84 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 155.84 $ 126.15 $      -19.06 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 $ 0.14 $      +22.83 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 64.35 $ 60.77 $      -5.58 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 52.23 $ 49.44 $      -5.35 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 28.09 $ 25.75 $      -8.33 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 $ 12.00 $      -14.29 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,479.71 $ 1,049.52 $      -29.07 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 21,466.67 $ 15,540.00 $      -27.61 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 49.71 $ 51.52 $      +3.65 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 42.86 $ 37.16 $      -13.31 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 82.41 $ 78.20 $      -5.10 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 113.76 $ 113.53 $      -0.20 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,978.09 $ 1,745.57 $      -11.75 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,515.15 $ 1,125.29 $      -25.73 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,605.90 $ 3,257.66 $      -9.66 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,552.73 $ 1,982.69 $      -22.33 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 654.13 $ 338.02 $      -48.33 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 402.16 $ 183.54 $      -54.36 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,608.43 $ 3,860.47 $      -16.23 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.36 4.32      -1.04 %
Last update: March 2019March 2019
Contributors:423417
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD