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Cost of Living Comparison:
Chicago, Illinois - San Jose, California

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A salary of $80,000 in Chicago, Illinois should increase to $160,289 in San Jose, California

Cost of Living IndexesChicagoSan Jose
Overall110.9222.2
Food110.8120.4
Housing112.4454.6
Utilities104.5127.5
Transportation122.1111.9
Health101.1114.2
Miscellaneous105.8104.8
100=national average

  COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
San Jose is 100% more expensive than Chicago.
Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
Housing is 304% more expensive in San Jose.

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