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Cost of Living Comparison:
Chicago, Illinois - Columbus, Ohio

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A salary of $82,000 in Chicago, Illinois could decrease to $62,332 in Columbus, Ohio

Cost of Living IndexesChicagoColumbus
Overall11184
Food11191
Housing11265
Median Home Cost$208,900$119,900
Utilities10596
Transportation12298
Health10199
Miscellaneous10690
100=national average

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Comparison Highlights

Columbus is 24% cheaper than Chicago.
Median Home Cost is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
Median Home Cost is 42% cheaper in Columbus.

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