Chicago vs Dongguan - Cost of Living Comparison

Chicago Dongguan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2384
$787
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5451
$2015
🏠 One person rent
$1436
$287
🏘️ Family rent
$2255
$429
🍽️ Food expenses
$551
$251
🚐 Transport expenses
$224
$156
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4960
$883
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
46 km
🎓 Higher education
100
68
😀 Quality of life
95
56
🏙️ Population
2.75M
10.5M

The cost of living in Chicago is 203% more expensive than in Dongguan. Cities ranked 203rd and 6108th ($2384 vs $787) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 156th and 34th in the United States and China, respectively. Check the United States vs China comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Chicago compared to 1.1 months in Dongguan. Chicago ranked 2nd best city to live in the United States vs Dongguan ranked 24th in China, while ranked 17th and 5647th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chicago vs Dongguan

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Chicago Dongguan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.3
$3.93
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65
$27.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.75
$4.88
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.37
$2.63
 Cappuccino
$4.69
$4.74
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.13
$0.48
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1620
$345
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1190
$219
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2762
$632
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1851
$304
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
$29.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$172
$45.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.1
$13.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.34%
5.33%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4967
$5938
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2217
$4431
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.5
$0.74
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$87
$44.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.2
$10.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.37
$1.23
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$2.2
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.59
$1.3
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.87
$0.84
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.41
$2.42
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
$13.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.8
$3.85
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$8.65
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.36
$1.71
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$1.3
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.99
$1.85
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.96
$1.11
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$0.59
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$0.97
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.32
$0.37
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.04
$1.13
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.8
$11.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$0.89
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15
$2.96
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.5
$5.04
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.7
$5.22
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.9
$1.68
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$1.77
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$57.3
$61.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.4
$6.8
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$122
$38.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$26.2
$6.02
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.9
$53.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$90.2
$83.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1663
$443
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$19818
$11084

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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 Dongguan

Distance City Cost of living
51 km or 32 mi Guangzhou
$995
65 km or 40 mi Shenzhen
$1134
66 km or 41 mi Foshan
$641
68 km or 43 mi Huizhou
$763
70 km or 44 mi Zhongshan
$663
86 km or 53 mi Jiangmen
$711
88 km or 54 mi Zhuhai
$675
93 km or 58 mi Kowloon
$2352
95 km or 59 mi Hong Kong
$2822
100 km or 62 mi Macau
$1613
100 km or 62 mi Qingyuan
$733
124 km or 77 mi Heyuan
$696
132 km or 82 mi Kaiping
$665
133 km or 83 mi Zhaoqing
$707
165 km or 103 mi Shanwei
$710
176 km or 109 mi Yunfu
$763
196 km or 122 mi Shaoguan
$688
226 km or 141 mi Yangjiang
$719
239 km or 148 mi Lianzhou
$651
249 km or 155 mi Puning
$700
253 km or 157 mi Wuzhou
$727
271 km or 168 mi Hezhou
$701
273 km or 170 mi Jieyang
$747
279 km or 173 mi Meizhou
$775
302 km or 188 mi Chaozhou
$648
303 km or 188 mi Shantou
$1051
315 km or 195 mi Chenzhou
$815
323 km or 201 mi Gaozhou
$686
329 km or 205 mi Maoming
$537
332 km or 206 mi Ganzhou
$792
372 km or 231 mi Yulin
$753
401 km or 249 mi Zhanjiang
$667
403 km or 250 mi Longyan
$691
424 km or 263 mi Guigang
$673
430 km or 267 mi Guilin
$539
430 km or 267 mi Zhangzhou
$751
437 km or 271 mi Yongzhou
$751
444 km or 276 mi Hengyang
$678
464 km or 288 mi Liuzhou
$698
467 km or 290 mi Laibin
$704