Home /  Compare Cost of Living / Comparing Chicago to Washington

Cost of Living Comparison:
Chicago, Illinois - Washington, District of Columbia

Change Cities or Salary

A salary of $41,000 in Chicago, Illinois should increase to $58,598 in Washington, District of Columbia

Cost of Living IndexesChicagoWashington
100=national average

Washington is 43% more expensive than Chicago.
Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
Housing is 143% more expensive in Washington.

Most Recent Searches on Cost of Living

Current CityComparison City
Austin, TexasTempe, ArizonaCompare
Simi Valley, CaliforniaMedford, OregonCompare
Kansas City, MissouriOverland Park, KansasCompare
Buffalo, New YorkBellevue, WashingtonCompare
Coral Springs, FloridaGlendale, CaliforniaCompare
Phoenix, ArizonaGlastonbury, ConnecticutCompare
Charleston, South CarolinaLake Charles, LouisianaCompare
Lakeland, FloridaProvidence, Rhode IslandCompare
Pensacola, FloridaAtlanta, GeorgiaCompare
Flowery Branch, GeorgiaSouthport, North CarolinaCompare
Kansas City, KansasDenver, ColoradoCompare
The Villages, FloridaAshburn, VirginiaCompare
Summerville, South CarolinaBaton Rouge, LouisianaCompare
Billings, MontanaBentonville, ArkansasCompare
Fort Worth, TexasSan Angelo, TexasCompare
Oklahoma City, OklahomaBrighton, ColoradoCompare
Fayetteville, North CarolinaShreveport, LouisianaCompare
Raleigh, North CarolinaMorristown, New JerseyCompare
Holladay, UtahSomerville, MassachusettsCompare
Glen Ellyn, IllinoisFredericksburg, TexasCompare

Bert Suggests test-driving a neighborhood in Chicago with an affordable short term rental. Click here to find the right place on Airbnb.
Or test-driving a neighborhood in Washington with an affordable short term rental. Click here to find the right place on Airbnb.

States with the Best Air Quality

West Virginia
South Dakota
Rhode Island