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Charlotte, NC vs Chicago, IL

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Chicago is 10.4% more expensive than Charlotte.
Chicago housing costs are 7.3% more expensive than Charlotte housing costs.
Health related expenses are 17.4% less in Chicago.

Cost of Living
 Charlotte, NCChicago, ILUnited States
 106.7117.8100
 93.493.9100
 113.894.0100
 112.4120.6100
 $218,400$223,000$219,700
 98.392.8100
 112.6159.8100
 99.4107.3100

100 = National Average (Below 100 means cheaper than the US average. Above 100 means more expensive.)
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Reviews for Charlotte    296 Reviews
Still a S____hole. - 5/19/2019
I wrote a review of Charlotte several years back, and decided to write how things how gotten here since that time. In one word.....definitely WORSE. People come here... Read More

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Too Suburban to be a city... - 3/16/2019
Charlotte had potential before it let Big Box Shopping Centers and housing developments build the "city". If Charlotte would have built a city instead of Cookie Cutter... Read More

Not what I thought it would be - 8/22/2018
I have been here for three years. I have found it to be very over crowded (and getting worse by the day), and not as inexpensive as it first seemed. The only plan that... Read More

Reviews for Chicago    255 Reviews
Best City Ever - 4/24/2019
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My kind of Town - 4/13/2019
I have lived in this city for 15 years, and I love it. However you have to be a certain type of person to love it here. To be successful here, these are some of the... Read More

Think twice if you didn’t grow up here - 1/26/2019
I grew up in the near west suburbs of Chicago and moved back 5 years ago in my 50s to be near family. I have lived all over the country, including NY and CA. I now... Read More

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ZIPS IN CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA
28269, 28277, 28215, 28227, 28216, 28210, 28205, 28212, 28262, 28213, 27 total
ZIPS IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
60629, 60618, 60632, 60639, 60623, 60647, 60617, 60625, 60608, 60634, 56 total

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