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Cost of Living Comparison:
Santa Monica, California - Chicago, Illinois

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A salary of $210,000 in Santa Monica, California could decrease to $73,707 in Chicago, Illinois

Cost of Living IndexesSanta MonicaChicago
Overall294.6103.4
Food110103.7
Housing689.297.4
Utilities110.6106.4
Transportation110.7111.7
Health110.9104.3
Miscellaneous105.3104.5
100=national average

Chicago is 65% cheaper than Santa Monica.

Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.

Housing is 85% cheaper in Chicago.

Chicago Housing Options

For Sale, Apartments
Single Family Rentals

Santa Monica Housing Options

For Sale, Apartments
Single Family Rentals


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