2016 Cost of Living in Chicago
February 5, 2016
If you’re thinking about moving to Chicago, you might be interested in learning more about the cost of living. According to expatistan.com, the below list will give you a snapshot of how much you’ll need to live in Chicago. You may want to use this information if you’re looking to negotiate a salary or budget the cost to move.
First of all – Chicago is the 19th most expensive city in the world and 7th in North America and the U.S. So, cost of living consideration is extremely important as you think about moving to Chicago.
$13 Lunch in the business district
$4.85 One lb of boneless chicken
$.89 One liter of whole fat milk
$3.61 One dozen eggs
$2,104 Monthly rent for a 900 square foot furnished apartment (expensive area)
$1,498 Monthly rent for a 900 square foot furnished apartment (normal area)
$201 Utilities for one month for 2 people
$52 Internet 8MB (1 month)
$.76 1 Liter (1/4 gallon) of gas
$100 Monthly public transportation ticket
$55 Taxi on a business day, basic tariff (5 miles)
$45 Basic dinner for two in a neighborhood pub
$25 Two tickets to the movies
$243 Two tickets to the theatre
$12 One cocktail at a downtown club
$6 One beer at a neighborhood pub
$81 One month gym membership
For more details or information about the cost of living for Chicago, visit: https://www.expatistan.com/cost-of-living/chicago for updated information and additional categories.