Cost of living in Springfield, Illinois, United States

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $10
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $6
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $4.03
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.66
12 eggs, large $1.93
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $3.47
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $5.26
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.30
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.55
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket -
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $14
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.98
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.62
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $978
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $812
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $235
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $727
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $675
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $151
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $75
40” flat screen TV $288
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $117
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $14
Hourly rate for cleaning help $18
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $52
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) $98
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $98
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.58
Monthly ticket public transport $31
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) -
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $150
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $2.77
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) -
4 rolls of toilet paper $5.00
Tube of toothpaste -
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city -
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $40
2 tickets to the movies $22
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert -
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city -
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
iPod nano 16GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district $125
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $8
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 122 prices entered by 16 different people.
Latest price update: May 26, 2017.

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