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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.

Chicago, Illinois cost of living is 110.90.

Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
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  COST OF LIVINGChicago, IllinoisUnited States
  Overall  111100
  Grocery  110.8100
  Health  101100
  Housing  112100
  Utilities  105100
  Transportation  122100
  Miscellaneous  106100

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  2/13/2017
Fun city. High crime rate and cold winter

I've lived in Chicago for about 3 years. It wasn't bad at all. The city as pros and cons. Pros: Good public transportation. You basically can survive without a... (Read More)

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  8/22/2016
A city bent on destroying itself

I am a 52-year-old professional. I was born and raised in Chicago, have lived and worked here my entire life, opened a business here 30 years ago, and have operated... (Read More)

 112

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  2/4/2016
Lakeshore East - A Gem to Consider

There's a lot to say about the general quality of life in Chicago, but after living here 11+ years, I think the secret to the best possible quality of life is to live... (Read More)

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