Buenos Aires vs Chicago - Cost of Living Comparison

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Buenos Aires Chicago
🚶 Cost of living one person
$773
$2634
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1988
$6805
🏠 One person rent
$349
$1609
🏘️ Family rent
$636
$3164
🍽️ Food expenses
$255
$655
🚐 Transport expenses
$63.4
$210
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$377
$5654
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
5 km
15 km
🎓 Higher education
79
100
😀 Quality of life
71
95
🏙️ Population
3.12M
2.75M

The cost of living in Buenos Aires is 71% less expensive than in Chicago. Cities ranked 6481st and 487th ($773 vs $2634) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 435th in Argentina and the United States, respectively. Check Argentina vs the United States comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.5 months in Buenos Aires compared to 2.1 months in Chicago. Buenos Aires ranked 1st best city to live in Argentina vs Chicago ranked 2nd in the United States, while ranked 2197th and 12th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Buenos Aires vs Chicago

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Buenos Aires Chicago
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.14
$17.7
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27
$88.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.33
$10.2
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.2
$6.75
 Cappuccino
$1.99
$5.13
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.13
$2.92
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$390
$1958
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$286
$1308
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$894
$3937
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$502
$2685
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$23.5
$107
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$36.8
$166
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$18.3
$63.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
23.52%
6.58%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2365
$3711
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1794
$4479
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.15
$2.5
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$11.3
$87.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.69
$15
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.86
$1.1
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.88
$1.04
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.21
$3.74
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.89
$4.65
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.94
$3.84
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.19
$14.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.74
$12.7
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.59
$20
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.67
$5.19
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.94
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$4.99
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.36
$4.54
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.9
$2.38
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$2.79
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.54
$1.55
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$2.91
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$3.98
$14.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.03
$2.67
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.98
$15.4
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.13
$9.24
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.21
$5.67
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.17
$3.89
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.35
$1.95
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$23
$72.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.43
$14.8
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$69.2
$79.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.32
$28.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$71.6
$62.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$108
$98.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$210
$2650
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6718
$24360

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Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 6.9 mi Villa Dominico
$651
11 km or 7 mi Lanus
$657
13 km or 7.9 mi Wilde
$653
13 km or 8.1 mi Remedios de Escalada
$608
14 km or 8.7 mi Caseros
$658
14 km or 8.8 mi Florida Este
$658
14 km or 8.9 mi Ciudad Madero
$644
14 km or 8.9 mi Bernal
$666
15 km or 9.4 mi Monte Chingolo
$594
15 km or 9.6 mi Lomas del Mirador
$649
17 km or 10 mi La Tablada
$641
17 km or 10 mi Quilmes
$717
18 km or 11 mi Ramos Mejia
$651
18 km or 11 mi San Justo
$642
19 km or 12 mi El Palomar
$656
19 km or 12 mi Temperley
$537
19 km or 12 mi Lomas de Zamora
$547
19 km or 12 mi San Isidro
$689
19 km or 12 mi Ciudad Evita
$625
19 km or 12 mi San Francisco Solano
$601
20 km or 12 mi Villa Luzuriaga
$649
20 km or 13 mi Rafael Calzada
$542
22 km or 13 mi Isidro Casanova
$641
22 km or 13 mi Ezpeleta
$680
22 km or 14 mi Moron
$671
24 km or 15 mi San Fernando de la Buena Vista
$670
24 km or 15 mi Florencio Varela
$560
24 km or 15 mi Burzaco
$560
24 km or 15 mi Berazategui
$684
25 km or 15 mi Gregorio de Laferrere
$627
25 km or 16 mi Rafael Castillo
$632
25 km or 16 mi Monte Grande
$582
29 km or 18 mi Ezeiza
$598
29 km or 18 mi Longchamps
$575
29 km or 18 mi Libertad
$630
31 km or 19 mi Gonzalez Catan
$621
32 km or 20 mi Glew
$580
32 km or 20 mi Merlo
$627
36 km or 23 mi Jose C. Paz
$583
37 km or 23 mi Virrey del Pino
$607

Cities near Chicago

Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 7 mi Cicero
$2491
14 km or 8.8 mi Berwyn
$2544
14 km or 8.9 mi Oak Park
$2466
16 km or 10 mi Elmwood Park
$2365
18 km or 11 mi Maywood
$2412
18 km or 11 mi Evanston
$2210
19 km or 12 mi Skokie
$2278
19 km or 12 mi Burbank
$2357
20 km or 12 mi Melrose Park
$2339
21 km or 13 mi Oak Lawn
$2351
22 km or 14 mi Morton Grove
$2320
22 km or 14 mi Niles
$2334
23 km or 14 mi Park Ridge
$2314
23 km or 14 mi Wilmette
$2254
25 km or 16 mi Blue Island
$2319
26 km or 16 mi Elmhurst
$2268
27 km or 17 mi Glenview
$2313
28 km or 17 mi Des Plaines
$2316
28 km or 18 mi Dolton
$2307
29 km or 18 mi Villa Park
$2230
30 km or 19 mi Harvey
$2296
30 km or 19 mi East Chicago
$1971
30 km or 19 mi Westmont
$2292
31 km or 19 mi Calumet
$2292
31 km or 20 mi South Holland
$2284
32 km or 20 mi Lombard
$2187
32 km or 20 mi Hammond
$1987
32 km or 20 mi Oak Forest
$2279
33 km or 20 mi Northbrook
$2290
33 km or 20 mi Mount Prospect
$2360
33 km or 20 mi Darien
$2306
33 km or 21 mi Elk Grove Village
$2318
34 km or 21 mi Downers Grove
$2292
35 km or 22 mi Orland Park
$2281
36 km or 22 mi Lansing
$2279
36 km or 22 mi Glen Ellyn
$2099
37 km or 23 mi Highland Park
$2282
37 km or 23 mi Munster
$1988
37 km or 23 mi Tinley Park
$2277
37 km or 23 mi Wheeling
$2337