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New York, NY vs Chicago, IL

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Highlights
- The Median Age in Chicago is 2.1 years younger than in New York.
- Chicago housing costs are 66.3% less expensive than New York housing costs.
- The average commute for residents of Chicago is 6.2 minutes shorter than it is for residents of New York.

Overview
 New York, NYChicago, ILUnited States
 8,560,0722,722,586321,004,407
 $57,782$52,497$57,652
 36.234.137.8
 $680,500$229,100$231,200
 4.5%4.5%3.7%
 40.7834.6326.38

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Reviews for New York    322 Reviews
Biggest wasted opportunity in the USA - 8/9/2019
I moved to new york when I came to the USA from Dominican republic, and it took for my parents and me to move to FL to see how bad NYC is. I unfortunately find myself... Read More

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New York Rocks - 12/4/2018
Love New York... Read More

New York has many issues very expensive - 6/15/2018
New York has always been expensive but I think even the least expensive areas are around $1800 in Manhattan just for a studio apartment. City is very safe for a city... Read More

Reviews for Chicago    258 Reviews
not as bad as you think - 10/29/2019
I lived in the city my whole life I loved... Read More

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Horrible - 9/5/2019
Lived there for 40 years, worse place in the nation. The weather is nice about 3% of the time, terrible roads, angry people, expediently growing corruption, and taxes... Read More

A Living Hell - 6/5/2019
I grew up here, and have lived many places in the city & suburbs. I've also lived in other states, so I know what life is like elsewhere. As of 6/2019, this is the... Read More

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ZIPS IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK
11368, 11385, 10467, 11226, 11211, 11236, 11220, 11208, 11234, 11373, 211 total
ZIPS IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
60629, 60618, 60632, 60639, 60623, 60647, 60617, 60625, 60608, 60634, 56 total

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