Chicago vs Dakar - Cost of Living Comparison

Chicago Dakar
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2384
$1047
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5451
$2528
🏠 One person rent
$1436
$561
🏘️ Family rent
$2255
$1055
🍽️ Food expenses
$551
$310
🚐 Transport expenses
$224
$82.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4960
$432
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
4 km
🎓 Higher education
100
28
😀 Quality of life
95
53
🏙️ Population
2.75M
1.15M

The cost of living in Chicago is 128% more expensive than in Dakar. Cities ranked 203rd and 4443rd ($2384 vs $1047) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 156th and 1st in the United States and Senegal, respectively. Check the United States vs Senegal comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Chicago compared to 0.4 months in Dakar. Chicago ranked 2nd best city to live in the United States vs Dakar ranked 1st in Senegal, while ranked 17th and 6008th among best cities to live in the world.

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Chicago Dakar
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.3
$8.16
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65
$31.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.75
$7.47
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.37
$2.53
 Cappuccino
$4.69
$3.01
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.13
$0.95
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1620
$574
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1190
$402
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2762
$1273
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1851
$790
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
$80.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$172
$124
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.1
$44.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.34%
8.66%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4967
$12281
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2217
$11788
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.5
$0.47
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$87
$22
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.2
$11.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.37
$1.18
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$1.79
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.59
$0.52
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.87
$0.71
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.41
$1.88
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
$12.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.8
$9.48
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.36
$2.03
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$1.25
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.99
$1.77
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.96
$1.31
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$1.05
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$0.82
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.32
$0.54
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.04
$1.95
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.8
$8.77
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$1.03
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15
$1.33
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.5
$3.94
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.7
$3.45
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.9
$2.46
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$1.9
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$57.3
$52.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.4
$7.05
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$122
$38.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$26.2
$9.58
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.9
$57.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$90.2
$78.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1663
$166
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$19818
$9306

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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 Dakar

Distance City Cost of living
21 km or 13 mi Rufisque
$921
58 km or 36 mi Thies
$871
121 km or 75 mi Fatick
$921
163 km or 101 mi Kaolack
$930
166 km or 103 mi Louga
$921
171 km or 106 mi Banjul
$450
174 km or 108 mi Lamin
$358
177 km or 110 mi Saint-Louis
$853
185 km or 115 mi Brikama
$437
266 km or 165 mi Rosso
$691
271 km or 169 mi Ziguinchor
$916
340 km or 211 mi Kolda
$903
378 km or 235 mi Bissau
$631
404 km or 251 mi Nouakchott
$741
416 km or 258 mi Bafata
$557
629 km or 391 mi Boffa
$833
651 km or 404 mi Praia
$683
668 km or 415 mi Assomada
$656
709 km or 441 mi Conakry
$983
727 km or 452 mi Forecariah
$834
757 km or 471 mi Mamou
$856
833 km or 518 mi Freetown
$739
841 km or 522 mi Mindelo
$729
978 km or 607 mi Bo
$770
1009 km or 627 mi Kankan
$860
1023 km or 636 mi Kenema
$763
1048 km or 651 mi Bamako
$549
1051 km or 653 mi Gueckedou
$862
1087 km or 675 mi Banamba
$486
1088 km or 676 mi Koulikoro
$485
1141 km or 709 mi Bougouni
$487
1185 km or 736 mi Monrovia
$525
1197 km or 744 mi Kakata
$483
1215 km or 755 mi Segou
$487
1220 km or 758 mi Nzerekore
$867
1232 km or 766 mi Markala
$486
1256 km or 781 mi Yekepa
$483
1258 km or 782 mi Sanniquellie
$483
1332 km or 828 mi Sikasso
$495
1413 km or 878 mi Korhogo
$778