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Cost of Living Comparison:
Chicago, Illinois - Memphis, Tennessee

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A salary of $120,000 in Chicago, Illinois could decrease to $80,072 in Memphis, Tennessee

Cost of Living IndexesChicagoMemphis
Overall110.974
Food110.890.2
Housing112.440.3
Utilities104.584.5
Transportation122.189.8
Health101.195.4
Miscellaneous105.889.3
100=national average

  COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Memphis is 33% cheaper than Chicago.
Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
Housing is 64% cheaper in Memphis.

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