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Cost of Living in Chicago, Illinois

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Cost of LivingChicago, ILUnited States
Overall105100
Food108100
Utilities99100
Miscellaneous102100



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

Overall, Chicago, IL cost of living is 105.10.


Chicago Cost of Living SperlingViews

moving out of chicago a.s.a.p!!!!: I HAVE LIVED IN CHICAGO ALL MY LIFE AND I DO AGREE THAT IT HAS BECOME EXPENSIVE TO LIVE HERE. THESE POLITICIANS ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR WAYS TO NICKEL AND DIME YOU! IN... (read more)re: CHICAGO - 1/9/2014: You are soooooooooooooo right-not worth moving here for all the aforementioned reasons!!! You will spend all your paycheck on cost-of-living and spend inordinate amounts... (read more)CHICAGO: Expensive,over-crowded,bitter cold winters,high taxes,good food,small... (read more)Have an opinion about Chicago? Leave a commentTo See All SperlingViews for Chicago Click Here