Chicago vs Fort Worth - Cost of Living Comparison

Chicago Fort Worth
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2384
$1908
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5451
$4561
🏠 One person rent
$1436
$1134
🏘️ Family rent
$2255
$1998
🍽️ Food expenses
$551
$503
🚐 Transport expenses
$224
$137
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4960
$4534
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
7 km
🎓 Higher education
100
82
😀 Quality of life
95
89
🏙️ Population
2.75M
812K

The cost of living in Chicago is 25% more expensive than in Fort Worth. Cities ranked 203rd and 1779th ($2384 vs $1908) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 156th and 1650th in the United States.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Chicago compared to 2.4 months in Fort Worth. Ranked 2nd vs 22nd best cities to live in the United States, and 17th vs 115th among the best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chicago vs Fort Worth

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Chicago Fort Worth
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.3
$13.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65
$50.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.75
$8.15
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.37
$4.49
 Cappuccino
$4.69
$5.06
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.13
$1.96
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1620
$1193
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1190
$854
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2762
$2392
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1851
$1529
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
$150
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$172
$235
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.1
$62.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.34%
5.28%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4967
$4204
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2217
$1491
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.5
$2.51
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$87
$86.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.2
$12.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.37
$1.05
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$0.9
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.59
$2.5
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.87
$3.61
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.41
$2.71
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
$11
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.8
$9.92
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$13
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.36
$5.12
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$1.66
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.99
$4.75
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.96
$3.18
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$2.04
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$2.22
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.32
$1.14
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.04
$1.86
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.8
$14.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$3.04
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15
$7.31
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.5
$9.34
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.7
$5.03
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.9
$3.75
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$1.4
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$57.3
$32.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.4
$11.8
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$122
$98.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$26.2
$17.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.9
$46.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$90.2
$78.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1663
$1158
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$19818
$16951

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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 Fort Worth

Distance City Cost of living
8.7 km or 5.4 mi Haltom
$1938
12 km or 7.5 mi Saginaw
$1936
14 km or 8.8 mi Benbrook
$1943
15 km or 9.3 mi Watauga
$1936
15 km or 9.5 mi North Richland Hills
$1938
17 km or 10 mi Hurst
$1936
21 km or 13 mi Arlington
$1643
21 km or 13 mi Bedford
$1937
21 km or 13 mi Keller
$1983
22 km or 14 mi Colleyville
$1950
25 km or 15 mi Burleson
$1946
25 km or 15 mi Euless
$1944
27 km or 17 mi Southlake
$1941
28 km or 17 mi Mansfield
$1965
30 km or 19 mi Grand Prairie
$1971
30 km or 19 mi Grapevine
$2287
36 km or 23 mi Irving
$1953
37 km or 23 mi Coppell
$1944
39 km or 24 mi Flower Mound
$1955
41 km or 25 mi Cedar Hill
$1938
41 km or 26 mi Duncanville
$1938
42 km or 26 mi Weatherford
$1620
44 km or 27 mi Lewisville
$1978
45 km or 28 mi Midlothian
$1801
45 km or 28 mi Cleburne
$1942
47 km or 29 mi Farmers Branch
$1948
48 km or 30 mi DeSoto
$1948
49 km or 30 mi Carrollton
$1942
49 km or 30 mi Dallas
$2268
49 km or 31 mi Corinth
$1929
52 km or 32 mi University Park
$1935
54 km or 34 mi Denton
$1660
55 km or 34 mi Lancaster
$1936
56 km or 35 mi The Colony
$1945
58 km or 36 mi Little Elm
$1941
60 km or 38 mi Waxahachie
$1941
62 km or 39 mi Richardson
$1950
63 km or 39 mi Plano
$2066
65 km or 40 mi Frisco
$1945
67 km or 42 mi Balch Springs
$1907