Summary

Cost of living in Chicago, IL is 88% more expensive than Buenos Aires according to the average local monthly cost. For more insights check the list of prices of Restaurants, Markets, Transportation, Utilities, and 40 more categories.

$3,173
$381
Cost of Living
$4,209
$315
Average Salary
$2,451
$212
Average House Rent

Rent Per Month

Name
Chicago, IL
Buenos Aires
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre
$1,885.34
$162.87
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre
$1,238.84
$124.9
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre
$3,750.06
$280.44
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre
$2,082.83
$231.58

Salaries And Financing

Name
Chicago, IL
Buenos Aires
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax)
$4,209.88
$314.59
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate
%4.44
%45.96

Utilities (Monthly)

Name
Chicago, IL
Buenos Aires
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment
$138.57
$51.19
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)
$0.17
$0.08
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)
$66.83
$15.96

Markets

Name
Chicago, IL
Buenos Aires
Milk (regular), (1 liter)
$0.83
$0.54
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)
$2.78
$0.73
Eggs (regular) (12)
$2.33
$0.93
Local Cheese (1kg)
$10.97
$4.19
Water (1.5 liter bottle)
$2.45
$0.54
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)
$13.09
$2.01
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)
$1.89
$0.68
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)
$2.2
$1.1
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)
$12.63
$1.06
Apples (1kg)
$4.8
$0.72
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg)
$9.51
$2.43
Oranges (1kg)
$4.23
$0.43
Potato (1kg)
$2.93
$0.35
Lettuce (1 head)
$1.46
$0.5
Rice (white), (1kg)
$5.1
$0.56
Tomato (1kg)
$4.09
$0.64
Banana (1kg)
$1.71
$0.7
Onion (1kg)
$2.42
$0.45
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)
$12.56
$3.19

Transportation

Name
Chicago, IL
Buenos Aires
One-way Ticket (Local Transport)
$2.42
$0.22
Monthly Pass (Regular Price)
$103.66
$8.75
Gasoline (1 liter)
$0.81
$0.5
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)
$21,970
$9,325.92
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)
$3.38
$0.51
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)
$1.56
$0.31
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)
$24.67
$2.96
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)
$20,719.08
$8,830.53

Clothing And Shoes

Name
Chicago, IL
Buenos Aires
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)
$51.39
$31.2
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)
$44.06
$24.07
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)
$83.84
$41.73
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes
$121.85
$43.86

Restaurants

Name
Chicago, IL
Buenos Aires
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant
$17.17
$2.5
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course
$64.25
$12.96
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)
$7.25
$3.03
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)
$5.17
$0.99
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)
$6.5
$1.19
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)
$1.86
$0.63
Water (0.33 liter bottle)
$1.7
$0.51
Cappuccino (regular)
$3.99
$0.94

Sports And Leisure

Name
Chicago, IL
Buenos Aires
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult
$51.42
$18.96
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)
$25.02
$6.14
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat
$12.67
$3.49

Childcare

Name
Chicago, IL
Buenos Aires
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child
$1,167.76
$103.86
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child
$17,896.81
$2,061.7

Buy Apartment Price

Name
Chicago, IL
Buenos Aires
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre
$3,838.39
$1,713.56
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre
$2,061.36
$1,271.3