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Cost of Living Comparison:
Los Angeles, California - Chicago, Illinois

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A salary of $274,000 in Los Angeles, California could decrease to $182,832 in Chicago, Illinois

Cost of Living IndexesLos AngelesChicago
Overall166.2110.9
Food95.5110.8
Housing314.1112.4
Utilities110104.5
Transportation102.2122.1
Health93.3101.1
Miscellaneous91.4105.8
100=national average

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



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