Chicago, IL Cost of Living

Chicago cost of living index

IndexChicagoIllinoisNational
Cost of living index113100100
Goods & Services index10698100
Groceries index10899100
Health care index100101100
Housing index127103100
Transportation index11297100
Utilities index104101100
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 12.5% greater than the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in Chicago is 12.6% 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 $2.29.
  • The price of gas in Chicago is 8.6% higher than the national average.
  • Kodiak, AK is the most expensive city for gas at $3.74 per gallon.
  • Colorado Springs, CO is the least expensive city for gas at $1.62 per gallon.
  • Pizza
  • The price of pizza in Chicago, IL is $10.99.
  • The price of pizza in Chicago is 15.9% higher than the national average.
  • Truckee, CA is the most expensive city for pizza at $15.99.
  • Kennewick, WA is the least expensive city for pizza at $6.99.

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, Chicago825.5
Lake View, Chicago824.9
Beverly, Chicago8111.4
Edison Park, Chicago8113
Forest Glen, Chicago8110.3
NeighborhoodScoreMiles
Near South Side, Chicago801.6
West Town, Chicago802.8
Hyde Park, Chicago806.1
Near West Side, Chicago791.7
Lincoln Square, Chicago797.4
Logan Square, Chicago794.7
Mount Greenwood, Chicago7913.3
Norwood Park, Chicago7811.8
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Cities near Chicago, IL

CityScoreMiles
Golf, IL8914.9
South Barrington, IL8730.5
Trout Valley, IL8738.9
Prestbury, IL8733.9
Kenilworth, IL8615
Glencoe, IL8618.9
Winnetka, IL8616.8
Hinsdale, IL8516.7
CityScoreMiles
Wilmette, IL8414.2
Tower Lakes, IL8436.3
Long Grove, IL8328.1
Burr Ridge, IL8317.3
Northfield, IL8317.2
Clarendon Hills, IL8317.6
Western Springs, IL8314.7
Lake Forest, IL8328.4
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