Chicago, Illinois 

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Cost of Living in Chicago, Illinois

Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Chicago is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Chicago, Illinois is more expensive.

Chicago cost of living is 117.8

Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.

The median home price in Chicago is $225,500.

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 $313,999 

2605 N Merrimac Ave

Bed 4 | Bath 1.01800 SqFt
 $313,999 

2605 N Merrimac Ave

Bed 4 | Bath 1.01800 SqFt

COST OF LIVINGChicagoIllinoisUSA
  Overall118102100
  Grocery93.997.4100
  Health9499100
  Housing12192100
  Median Home Cost$225,500$172,800$216,200
  Utilities9398100
  Transportation160124100
  Miscellaneous10798100
100=National Average
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    Reviews for Chicago    253 Reviews
    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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    Chicago is a Mini NYC - 11/20/2018
    I've lived in Chicago since 1999, relocated from Pittsburgh after attending college in Virginia. Chicago has 77 neighborhoods. Very diverse population from all around... Read More

    Low quality of life. City & state broken. - 10/10/2018
    I was unfortunate enough to live in Chicago for several years. First of all the weather is horrible. People know the winter is bad but the summer is the worst season,... Read More


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    Bed 4 | Bath 1.0

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