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  COST OF LIVING OVERVIEW
  

Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Chicago, Illinois is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Chicago, Illinois is more expensive.

Overall, Chicago, Illinois cost of living is 103.40.

  COST OF LIVINGChicago, IllinoisUnited States
  Overall  103100
  Grocery  103.7100
  Health  104100
  Housing  97100
  Utilities  106100
  Transportation  112100
  Miscellaneous  105100
  COST OF LIVING COMMENTS
  
re: Chicago - 1/26/2011
I wager that those who gave a thumbs down on this comment don't even know what an Alpha Global City is, let alone that Metropolitan Chicago ranks as an Alpha Global... (read more)
Chicago
Alpha Class Global... (read more)
World Class City
Chicago is a dynamic "on the move city" which most recognize soon after they arrive. Metropolitan Chicago sometimes referred to as the crossroads of the nation is an... (read more)
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  GENERAL COMMENTS
  
My Experience
I have lived in Chicago for 14 years and Chicago has been good to me, but I am now looking to move. It is a big city so my experience is all I can offer. I am a 34... (read more)
re: Chicago vs Pittsburgh vs Boston - 8/31/2014
Chicago: ease without a car depends on neighborhood. ie: It's difficult to live on the blue line and get to a red line neighborhood. Getting to the loop from most... (read more)
Chicago
I have lived in Chicago for five and a half years. Here's my opinion of Chicago. It is not the suburbs. It is a completely different place. It is the best of cities... (read more)
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