Summary

Cost of living in Chicago, IL is 26% more expensive than Vancouver 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
$2,357
Cost of Living
$4,209
$2,529
Average Salary
$2,451
$1,832
Average House Rent

Rent Per Month

Name
Chicago, IL
Vancouver
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre
$1,885.34
$1,409.2
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre
$1,238.84
$1,101.16
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre
$3,750.06
$2,785.75
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre
$2,082.83
$1,949.31

Salaries And Financing

Name
Chicago, IL
Vancouver
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax)
$4,209.88
$2,529.34
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate
%4.44
%3.79

Utilities (Monthly)

Name
Chicago, IL
Vancouver
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment
$138.57
$68.78
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)
$0.17
$0.27
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)
$66.83
$48.12

Markets

Name
Chicago, IL
Vancouver
Milk (regular), (1 liter)
$0.83
$1.87
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)
$2.78
$2.33
Eggs (regular) (12)
$2.33
$3.05
Local Cheese (1kg)
$10.97
$15.02
Water (1.5 liter bottle)
$2.45
$1.85
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)
$13.09
$14.26
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)
$1.89
$2.1
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)
$2.2
$2.67
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)
$12.63
$10.31
Apples (1kg)
$4.8
$2.64
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg)
$9.51
$11.45
Oranges (1kg)
$4.23
$2.65
Potato (1kg)
$2.93
$2.2
Lettuce (1 head)
$1.46
$1.94
Rice (white), (1kg)
$5.1
$2.88
Tomato (1kg)
$4.09
$3.31
Banana (1kg)
$1.71
$1.59
Onion (1kg)
$2.42
$2.34
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)
$12.56
$14.3

Transportation

Name
Chicago, IL
Vancouver
One-way Ticket (Local Transport)
$2.42
$2.06
Monthly Pass (Regular Price)
$103.66
$76.18
Gasoline (1 liter)
$0.81
$1.1
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)
$21,970
$18,302.61
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)
$3.38
$2.55
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)
$1.56
$1.59
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)
$24.67
$25.91
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)
$20,719.08
$17,493.03

Clothing And Shoes

Name
Chicago, IL
Vancouver
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)
$51.39
$48.53
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)
$44.06
$36.65
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)
$83.84
$80.36
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes
$121.85
$104.82

Restaurants

Name
Chicago, IL
Vancouver
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant
$17.17
$12.18
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course
$64.25
$57.05
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)
$7.25
$7.19
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)
$5.17
$4.87
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)
$6.5
$5.29
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)
$1.86
$1.52
Water (0.33 liter bottle)
$1.7
$1.36
Cappuccino (regular)
$3.99
$3.13

Sports And Leisure

Name
Chicago, IL
Vancouver
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult
$51.42
$38.84
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)
$25.02
$11.3
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat
$12.67
$10.81

Childcare

Name
Chicago, IL
Vancouver
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child
$1,167.76
$916.89
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child
$17,896.81
$15,038.25

Buy Apartment Price

Name
Chicago, IL
Vancouver
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre
$3,838.39
$9,317.32
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre
$2,061.36
$6,870.82