Chicago, IL Cost of Living Index

Chicago cost of living index

IndexChicagoIllinoisNational
Cost of living index10495100
Goods & Services index10398100
Groceries index11698100
Health care index10799100
Housing index9987100
Transportation index113104100
Utilities index99100100
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% greater than the Illinois average.
  • The cost of living in Chicago is 4.1% 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 $3.99.
  • The price of gas in Chicago is 9.2% higher than the national average.
  • Kodiak, AK is the most expensive city for gas at $4.55 per gallon.
  • Augusta, GA is the least expensive city for gas at $3.11 per gallon.
  • Coffee
  • The price of coffee in Chicago, IL is $6.49.
  • The price of coffee in Chicago is 25.9% higher than the national average.
  • Juneau, AK is the most expensive city for coffee at $7.29.
  • Waco, TX is the least expensive city for coffee at $2.79.
  • Pizza
  • The price of pizza in Chicago, IL is $8.00.
  • The price of pizza in Chicago is 11.8% lower than the national average.
  • Dothan, AL is the most expensive city for pizza at $14.79.
  • Ogden, UT is the least expensive city for pizza at $6.33.

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

NeighborhoodMilesNeighborhoodMiles
McKinley Park, Chicago0.8Near West Side, Chicago2.6
Lower West Side, Chicago1East Garfield Park, Chicago3
Bridgeport, Chicago1.5Fuller Park, Chicago3.2
South Lawndale, Chicago1.7Gage Park, Chicago3.2
Brighton Park, Chicago1.8Archer Heights, Chicago3.2
North Lawndale, Chicago2.2Douglas, Chicago3.4
Armour Square, Chicago2.3Near South Side, Chicago3.5
New City, Chicago2.4West Garfield Park, Chicago3.6
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Cities near Chicago, IL

CityMilesCityMiles
Chicago, IL0North Riverside, IL7.7
Cicero, IL4.2Summit, IL7.8
Berwyn, IL5.7River Forest, IL8
Stickney, IL5.8Hometown, IL8.1
Oak Park, IL6.5Burbank, IL8.2
Riverside, IL7.1Evergreen Park, IL8.4
Forest Park, IL7.1Brookfield, IL8.7
Lyons, IL7.6Maywood, IL8.9
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