Cheongju vs Chicago - Cost of Living Comparison

Cheongju Chicago
🚶 Cost of living one person
$880
$2384
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2334
$5451
🏠 One person rent
$293
$1436
🏘️ Family rent
$516
$2255
🍽️ Food expenses
$388
$551
🚐 Transport expenses
$109
$224
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1689
$4960
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
9 km
15 km
🎓 Higher education
71
100
😀 Quality of life
68
95
🏙️ Population
833K
2.75M

The cost of living in Cheongju is 63% less expensive than in Chicago. Cities ranked 5804th and 203rd ($880 vs $2384) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 75th and 156th in South Korea and the United States, respectively. Check South Korea vs the United States comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.9 months in Cheongju compared to 2.1 months in Chicago. Cheongju ranked 37th best city to live in South Korea vs Chicago ranked 2nd in the United States, while ranked 2903rd and 17th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cheongju vs Chicago

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Cheongju Chicago
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.74
$16.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$23.8
$65
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.36
$8.75
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.06
$5.37
 Cappuccino
$3.52
$4.69
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.27
$2.13
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$207
$1620
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$171
$1190
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$470
$2762
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$320
$1851
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$95.9
$111
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$147
$172
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$19.2
$49.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.51%
5.34%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6961
$4967
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4066
$2217
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.31
$2.5
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$76.7
$87
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.47
$17.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.26
$1.37
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.52
$0.96
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.41
$2.59
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.86
$2.87
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.58
$3.41
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$17.1
$13.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.78
$9.8
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$30.6
$15.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.92
$4.36
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.01
$1.62
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.84
$2.99
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.45
$3.96
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.99
$1.84
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.07
$2.09
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.53
$1.32
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.39
$2.04
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16.2
$15.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.87
$3.17
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.47
$15
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.89
$10.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.97
$5.7
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.39
$4.9
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.87
$1.96
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$51.8
$57.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.43
$14.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$30.3
$122
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.56
$26.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$59.1
$58.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$74.3
$90.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$320
$1663
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$18587
$19818

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$928
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$944
35 km or 22 mi Cheonan
$930
38 km or 24 mi Gongju
$939
45 km or 28 mi Anseong
$912
46 km or 28 mi Gyeryong
$896
53 km or 33 mi Pyeongtaek
$809
54 km or 34 mi Chungju
$1004
60 km or 37 mi Nonsan
$928
60 km or 38 mi Asan
$927
64 km or 40 mi Mungyeong
$897
65 km or 40 mi Sangju
$981
68 km or 42 mi Osan
$912
71 km or 44 mi Yongin
$1049
72 km or 44 mi Icheon
$979
74 km or 46 mi Yeoju
$902
80 km or 50 mi Gimcheon
$925
82 km or 51 mi Dangjin
$904
84 km or 52 mi Suwon
$977
85 km or 53 mi Jecheon
$932
85 km or 53 mi Boryeong
$946
87 km or 54 mi Wonju
$857
88 km or 55 mi Gwangju
$927
90 km or 56 mi Hwaseong
$965
91 km or 56 mi Gumi
$951
91 km or 56 mi Iksan
$925
91 km or 57 mi Uiwang
$901
93 km or 58 mi Siheung
$945
94 km or 58 mi Seosan
$872
94 km or 59 mi Seongnam
$1022
94 km or 59 mi Gunpo
$975
96 km or 59 mi Jeonju
$791
97 km or 60 mi Ansan
$921
98 km or 61 mi Anyang
$1102
99 km or 61 mi Gwacheon
$897
101 km or 63 mi Gunsan
$941
103 km or 64 mi Hanam
$906
104 km or 64 mi Yeongju
$963
107 km or 67 mi Gimje
$944
109 km or 67 mi Gwangmyeong
$928

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11 km or 7 mi Cicero
$1942
14 km or 8.8 mi Berwyn
$2119
14 km or 8.9 mi Oak Park
$2128
16 km or 10 mi Elmwood Park
$1932
18 km or 11 mi Maywood
$1949
18 km or 11 mi Evanston
$2124
19 km or 12 mi Skokie
$1944
19 km or 12 mi Burbank
$1941
20 km or 12 mi Melrose Park
$1945
21 km or 13 mi Oak Lawn
$1941
22 km or 14 mi Morton Grove
$1946
22 km or 14 mi Niles
$1487
23 km or 14 mi Park Ridge
$1951
23 km or 14 mi Wilmette
$1938
25 km or 16 mi Blue Island
$1937
26 km or 16 mi Elmhurst
$1946
27 km or 17 mi Glenview
$1939
28 km or 17 mi Des Plaines
$1871
28 km or 18 mi Dolton
$1946
29 km or 18 mi Villa Park
$1941
30 km or 19 mi Harvey
$1938
30 km or 19 mi East Chicago
$1789
30 km or 19 mi Westmont
$1938
31 km or 19 mi Calumet
$1945
31 km or 20 mi South Holland
$1948
32 km or 20 mi Lombard
$1848
32 km or 20 mi Hammond
$1946
32 km or 20 mi Oak Forest
$1942
33 km or 20 mi Northbrook
$1941
33 km or 20 mi Mount Prospect
$1937
33 km or 20 mi Darien
$1951
33 km or 21 mi Elk Grove Village
$1937
34 km or 21 mi Downers Grove
$1960
35 km or 22 mi Orland Park
$1940
36 km or 22 mi Lansing
$1935
36 km or 22 mi Glen Ellyn
$1938
37 km or 23 mi Highland Park
$1931
37 km or 23 mi Munster
$1935
37 km or 23 mi Tinley Park
$1943
37 km or 23 mi Wheeling
$1937