Chicago vs Copenhagen - Cost of Living Comparison

Chicago Copenhagen
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2384
$2071
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5451
$4667
🏠 One person rent
$1436
$1200
🏘️ Family rent
$2255
$2066
🍽️ Food expenses
$551
$525
🚐 Transport expenses
$224
$185
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4960
$3488
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
8 km
🎓 Higher education
100
93
😀 Quality of life
95
94
🏙️ Population
2.75M
644K

The cost of living in Chicago is 15% more expensive than in Copenhagen. Cities ranked 203rd and 422nd ($2384 vs $2071) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 156th and 1st in the United States and Denmark, respectively. Check the United States vs Denmark comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Chicago compared to 1.7 months in Copenhagen. Chicago ranked 2nd best city to live in the United States vs Copenhagen ranked 1st in Denmark, while ranked 17th and 21st among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chicago vs Copenhagen

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Chicago Copenhagen
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.3
$14.8
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65
$75.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.75
$10.8
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.37
$6.38
 Cappuccino
$4.69
$5.86
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.13
$3.17
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1620
$1345
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1190
$995
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2762
$2304
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1851
$1766
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
$106
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$172
$164
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.1
$28.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.34%
1.56%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4967
$7468
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2217
$5077
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.5
$3.28
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$87
$73.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.2
$30
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.37
$2.08
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$1.61
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.59
$2.25
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.87
$1.98
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.41
$4.23
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
$13.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.8
$10.4
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$14
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.36
$2.71
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$2.45
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.99
$2.54
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.96
$4.1
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$1.74
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$1.41
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.32
$0.79
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.04
$2.53
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.8
$16.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$1.85
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15
$7.58
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.5
$8.09
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.7
$4.36
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.9
$1.64
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$2.11
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$57.3
$32.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.4
$16.2
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$122
$63.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$26.2
$22.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.9
$107
👟 Brand Sneakers
$90.2
$121
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1663
$483
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$19818
$7513

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Cities near Chicago

Distance City Cost of living
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

Cities near Copenhagen

Distance City Cost of living
2 km or 1.3 mi Frederiksberg
$1845
8.5 km or 5.3 mi Gentofte
$1486
23 km or 14 mi Horsholm
$1491
28 km or 17 mi Landskrona
$980
30 km or 19 mi Malmo
$1388
31 km or 19 mi Roskilde
$1582
33 km or 21 mi Hillerod
$1721
40 km or 25 mi Lund
$1287
40 km or 25 mi Staffanstorp
$1214
40 km or 25 mi Helsingor
$1489
42 km or 26 mi Helsingborg
$1356
51 km or 32 mi Trelleborg
$1244
66 km or 41 mi Angelholm
$1242
71 km or 44 mi Naestved
$1439
92 km or 57 mi Hassleholm
$1059
104 km or 65 mi Kristianstad
$1084
111 km or 69 mi Halmstad
$1218
141 km or 88 mi Odense
$1604
141 km or 88 mi Svendborg
$1582
154 km or 96 mi Ljungby
$1319
156 km or 97 mi Aarhus
$1568
156 km or 97 mi Stralsund
$1218
159 km or 99 mi Varberg
$1244
171 km or 106 mi Horsens
$1384
177 km or 110 mi Fredericia
$1469
179 km or 111 mi Rostock
$1312
179 km or 111 mi Randers
$1376
185 km or 115 mi Greifswald
$1235
190 km or 118 mi Varnamo
$1154
190 km or 118 mi Vejle
$1633
193 km or 120 mi Vaxjo
$1218
196 km or 122 mi Sonderborg
$1214
196 km or 122 mi Kolding
$1382
196 km or 122 mi Silkeborg
$1344
199 km or 124 mi Karlskrona
$1004
199 km or 124 mi Haderslev
$1337
211 km or 131 mi Wismar
$1219
211 km or 131 mi Gustrow
$1219
215 km or 133 mi Viborg
$1265
216 km or 134 mi Kiel
$1159