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.

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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    251 Reviews
    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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    Sweet home Chicago. - 8/11/2018
    I’ve lived in several major cities and although Chicago is far from perfect, I will always love it there. I highly recommend living here/visiting here. Culture, history,... Read More

    Most corrupt city in the USA - 6/22/2018
    The city is loosing people everyday. The taxes will eat you up alive. The crime rate is out of control. It's safer in Iraq. Winters are long and dreary. Little if any... Read More


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