Cost of living in Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $14
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $4.55
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.81
12 eggs, large $2.66
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $3.43
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $5.30
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.16
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.63
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.98
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $16
2 liters of Coca-Cola $2.22
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.08
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $1,961
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $1,442
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $190
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $1,504
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $1,013
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $128
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $45
40” flat screen TV $376
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $133
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $11
Hourly rate for cleaning help $23
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $51
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $45
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $89
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $123
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $23,288
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.79
Monthly ticket public transport $103
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $23
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $17
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $120
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.55
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $5.44
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.63
Tube of toothpaste $2.01
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $24
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $46
2 tickets to the movies $25
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $289
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $88
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $13
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $5.25
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $5.73
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB $425
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.93
1 month of gym membership in business district $66
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $12
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,891 prices entered by 480 different people.
Latest price update: June 23, 2018.

Chicago position in our World Ranking

the world
32nd
out of 346
n. america
16th
out of 102
usa
15th
out of 87

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