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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 $76,583 in Chicago, Illinois

Cost of Living IndexesSanta MonicaChicago
Overall304.1110.9
Food95.5110.8
Housing744.5112.4
Utilities110104.5
Transportation102.2122.1
Health93.3101.1
Miscellaneous91.4105.8
100=national average

  COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Chicago is 64% cheaper than Santa Monica.
Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
Housing is 84% cheaper in Chicago.

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