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Cost of Living Comparison:
Chicago, Illinois - San Jose, California

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A salary of $80,000 in Chicago, Illinois should increase to $160,289 in San Jose, California

Cost of Living IndexesChicagoSan Jose
Overall111222
Food111120
Housing112455
Median Home Cost$225,500$1,083,000
Utilities105128
Transportation122112
Health101114
Miscellaneous106105
100=national average

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Comparison Highlights

San Jose is 100% more expensive than Chicago.
Median Home Cost is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
Median Home Cost is 380% more expensive in San Jose.

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