Belgrade vs Chicago - Cost of Living Comparison

Belgrade Chicago
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1018
$2372
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2372
$5663
🏠 One person rent
$546
$1412
🏘️ Family rent
$920
$2402
🍽️ Food expenses
$289
$585
🚐 Transport expenses
$93.9
$210
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$687
$5314
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
12 km
15 km
🎓 Higher education
50
100
😀 Quality of life
70
96
🏙️ Population
1.38M
2.75M

The cost of living in Belgrade is 57% less expensive than in Chicago. Cities ranked 5500th and 254th ($1018 vs $2372) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 195th in Serbia and the United States, respectively. Check Serbia vs the United States comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.7 months in Belgrade compared to 2.2 months in Chicago. Belgrade ranked 1st best city to live in Serbia vs Chicago ranked 1st in the United States, while ranked 2726th and 11th among best cities to live in the world.

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Belgrade Chicago
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8.44
$16.8
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$28.6
$62.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.26
$9.52
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.21
$5.86
 Cappuccino
$2.03
$5.14
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.89
$2.6
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$588
$1692
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$393
$1112
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1100
$3028
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$672
$1930
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$91.3
$124
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$192
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$23.1
$60.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.44%
5.59%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3369
$4099
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2084
$2764
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.82
$2.5
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$28.8
$77.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$9.44
$17.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.72
$1.21
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.33
$1.04
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.65
$2.81
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.26
$3.12
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.45
$4.12
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.34
$13.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.07
$12
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.9
$16.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$4.41
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.78
$1.59
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.6
$3.66
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.42
$4.1
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.77
$1.99
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.66
$2.11
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$1.51
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.22
$2.21
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.75
$15.6
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.74
$2.75
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.69
$15.6
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.64
$10.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.95
$5.76
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.17
$4.92
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.84
$1.98
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$28.4
$63.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.74
$14.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$24.1
$101
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.77
$26.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$91.5
$59.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$93.6
$92.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$299
$1798
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$7008
$21587

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Distance City Cost of living
70 km or 44 mi Novi Sad
$839
77 km or 48 mi Valjevo
$508
97 km or 60 mi Kragujevac
$546
99 km or 61 mi Bijeljina
$578
103 km or 64 mi Cacak
$606
121 km or 75 mi Timisoara
$707
124 km or 77 mi Resita
$545
145 km or 90 mi Tuzla
$626
155 km or 97 mi Subotica
$633
161 km or 100 mi Szeged
$761
163 km or 101 mi Osijek
$804
164 km or 102 mi Arad
$633
174 km or 108 mi Drobeta-Turnu Severin
$555
180 km or 112 mi Hodmezovasarhely
$696
184 km or 115 mi Doboj
$533
185 km or 115 mi Novi Pazar
$463
192 km or 120 mi Baja
$650
194 km or 121 mi Sarajevo
$689
196 km or 122 mi Slavonski Brod
$683
202 km or 125 mi Nis
$571
213 km or 132 mi Vidin
$500
213 km or 132 mi Bekescsaba
$655
214 km or 133 mi Zenica
$505
217 km or 135 mi Mitrovica
$441
218 km or 136 mi Mojkovac
$686
219 km or 136 mi Hunedoara
$646
219 km or 136 mi Szekszard
$670
222 km or 138 mi Targu Jiu
$512
223 km or 139 mi Pecs
$658
224 km or 139 mi Berane
$575
224 km or 139 mi Deva
$535
240 km or 149 mi Kecskemet
$644
246 km or 153 mi Pristina
$636
251 km or 156 mi Plav
$764
259 km or 161 mi Banja Luka
$683
263 km or 164 mi Szolnok
$603
267 km or 166 mi Mostar
$640
268 km or 166 mi Cegled
$724
269 km or 167 mi Dunaujvaros
$666
271 km or 168 mi Kaposvar
$634

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11 km or 7 mi Cicero
$2010
14 km or 8.8 mi Berwyn
$2103
14 km or 8.9 mi Oak Park
$2132
16 km or 10 mi Elmwood Park
$2011
18 km or 11 mi Maywood
$2010
18 km or 11 mi Evanston
$2114
19 km or 12 mi Skokie
$2022
19 km or 12 mi Burbank
$2008
20 km or 12 mi Melrose Park
$2016
21 km or 13 mi Oak Lawn
$2012
22 km or 14 mi Morton Grove
$2020
22 km or 14 mi Niles
$2051
23 km or 14 mi Park Ridge
$2008
23 km or 14 mi Wilmette
$2021
25 km or 16 mi Blue Island
$2014
26 km or 16 mi Elmhurst
$2023
27 km or 17 mi Glenview
$2025
28 km or 17 mi Des Plaines
$1890
28 km or 18 mi Dolton
$2010
29 km or 18 mi Villa Park
$2016
30 km or 19 mi Harvey
$2021
30 km or 19 mi East Chicago
$1902
30 km or 19 mi Westmont
$2009
31 km or 19 mi Calumet
$2014
31 km or 20 mi South Holland
$2020
32 km or 20 mi Lombard
$1995
32 km or 20 mi Hammond
$2009
32 km or 20 mi Oak Forest
$2021
33 km or 20 mi Northbrook
$2011
33 km or 20 mi Mount Prospect
$2021
33 km or 20 mi Darien
$2020
33 km or 21 mi Elk Grove Village
$2015
34 km or 21 mi Downers Grove
$2017
35 km or 22 mi Orland Park
$2016
36 km or 22 mi Lansing
$2013
36 km or 22 mi Glen Ellyn
$2012
37 km or 23 mi Highland Park
$2012
37 km or 23 mi Munster
$2015
37 km or 23 mi Tinley Park
$2016
37 km or 23 mi Wheeling
$2022