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Cost of Living in Chicago, Illinois

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Cost of LivingChicago, ILUnited States
Overall103100
Grocery103.7100
Health104100
Housing97100
Utilities106100
Transportation112100
Miscellaneous105100

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 103.40.


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