Chicago

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Cost of living in Chicago

Costs of living in Chicago are in the most expensive 10 percent of all 261 Teleport cities and the 9th most expensive in the United States. Average living expenses are significantly higher compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Chicago will very likely increase your daily costs of living. Sign up for free to get access to our cost of living index and use our international cost of living calculator to do cost comparison by city.

Housing prices in Chicago

Large apartment

$1,637$2,564
$2,100
Median rent in city center
+61%
Compared to average rent of all cities

Medium apartment

$1,315$2,100
$1,708
Median rent in city center
+63%
Compared to average rent of all cities

Small apartment

$993$1,637
$1,315
Median rent in city center
+68%
Compared to average rent of all cities

Prices for items of daily living

PricePrice compared to the average price of all citiesPrice ranking compared to all cities
Food & drink
A kilogram of Apples$3.70+36%215/264
Bread$2+130%249/262
A Cappuccino$4+25%200/264
A beer$2.20+18%187/262
Lunch$15+39%239/264
Transportation
Monthly public transport$100+82%253/264
5km taxi ride$13+80%247/264
Other
Movie ticket$13+38%236/264
Monthly fitness club membership$64+32%228/264
Broadband internet connection$45+22%183/264