Chicago, IL Cost of Living Index

Chicago cost of living index

IndexChicagoIllinoisNational
Cost of living index10495100
Goods & Services index11294100
Groceries index10796100
Health care index99101100
Housing index8891100
Transportation index130102100
Utilities index9798100
In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
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  • The cost of living in Chicago is 9.1% greater than the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in Chicago is 4.2% greater than the national average.
  • Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.

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  • Gas
  • The price of gas in Chicago, IL is $4.13.
  • The price of gas in Chicago is 21.6% higher than the national average.
  • Kodiak, AK is the most expensive city for gas at $4.30 per gallon.
  • Joplin, MO is the least expensive city for gas at $2.82 per gallon.
  • Coffee
  • The price of coffee in Chicago, IL is $5.95.
  • The price of coffee in Chicago is 29.0% higher than the national average.
  • Honolulu, HI is the most expensive city for coffee at $7.77.
  • Anniston, AL is the least expensive city for coffee at $2.99.
  • Pizza
  • The price of pizza in Chicago, IL is $11.19.
  • The price of pizza in Chicago is 18.5% higher than the national average.
  • Truckee, CA is the most expensive city for pizza at $15.99.
  • Ponca City, OK is the least expensive city for pizza at $6.50.

Illinois average prices compared to national average

The average prices for Chicago, IL goods and services that are below the "0" percentile are lower compared to the national average. If the average prices are above the "0" percentile, they are higher compared to the national average.

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  • AV Jon posted a comment in Chicago
  • March 10, 2011
I can agree that Chicago is definitely not the most affordable city in the US, but I do think there are some deals to be had in the Windy City. For one, beer and wine are definitely more affordable that some other larger cities:)

Neighborhoods in & around Chicago, IL

NeighborhoodScoreMiles
Lincoln Park, Chicago823.2
Loop, Chicago820.3
Near North Side, Chicago821.4
North Center, Chicago815.5
Lake View, Chicago814.9
Edison Park, Chicago8013
Near South Side, Chicago801.6
Forest Glen, Chicago8010.3
NeighborhoodScoreMiles
Beverly, Chicago8011.4
West Town, Chicago802.8
Lincoln Square, Chicago797.4
Near West Side, Chicago791.7
Hyde Park, Chicago796.1
Logan Square, Chicago784.7
Norwood Park, Chicago7711.8
Kenwood, Chicago775.1
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Cities near Chicago, IL

CityScoreMiles
Geneva, IL8734.8
Winnetka, IL8716.8
Lisle, IL8723.5
Glencoe, IL8618.9
Kenilworth, IL8615
Hinsdale, IL8616.7
Wilmette, IL8614.2
Batavia, IL8635.2
CityScoreMiles
Crystal Lawns, IL8634.6
St. Charles, IL8635
Western Springs, IL8614.7
Tinley Park, IL8522.7
Lemont, IL8523.8
Highland Park, IL8522.7
Golf, IL8514.9
Woodridge, IL8523.5
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