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Cost of Living Comparison:
Chicago, Illinois - Houston, Texas

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A salary of $50,000 in Chicago, Illinois could decrease to $46,123 in Houston, Texas

Cost of Living IndexesChicagoHouston
Overall111102
Food11184
Housing112118
Median Home Cost$225,500$175,700
Utilities10593
Transportation12296
Health10197
Miscellaneous106100
100=national average

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Comparison Highlights

Houston is 8% cheaper than Chicago.
Median Home Cost is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
Median Home Cost is 22% cheaper in Houston.

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