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Dallas, Texas
Chicago, Illinois
USA
COST OF LIVING COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Chicago is 16.5% more expensive than Dallas.
Chicago housing costs are 41.0% more than Dallas housing costs.
Health related expenses are 13.7% less in Chicago.
COST OF LIVING

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