Chicago vs Frankfurt - Cost of Living Comparison

Chicago Frankfurt
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2384
$1681
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5451
$4002
🏠 One person rent
$1436
$1003
🏘️ Family rent
$2255
$1817
🍽️ Food expenses
$551
$378
🚐 Transport expenses
$224
$174
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4960
$3305
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
12 km
🎓 Higher education
100
88
😀 Quality of life
95
93
🏙️ Population
2.75M
764K

The cost of living in Chicago is 42% more expensive than in Frankfurt. Cities ranked 203rd and 2242nd ($2384 vs $1681) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 156th and 5th in the United States and Germany, respectively. Check the United States vs Germany comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Chicago compared to 2 months in Frankfurt. Chicago ranked 2nd best city to live in the United States vs Frankfurt ranked 6th in Germany, while ranked 17th and 35th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chicago vs Frankfurt

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Chicago Frankfurt
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.3
$10.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65
$50.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.75
$8.38
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.37
$4.07
 Cappuccino
$4.69
$3.06
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.13
$2.79
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1620
$964
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1190
$764
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2762
$1904
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1851
$1437
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
$164
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$172
$251
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.1
$35.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.34%
2.22%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4967
$10288
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2217
$6841
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.5
$2.83
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$87
$93.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.2
$19.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.37
$1.99
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$1.07
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.59
$1.7
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.87
$1.75
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.41
$2.91
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
$11.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.8
$7.9
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$14.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.36
$2.75
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$1.63
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.99
$2.32
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.96
$1.73
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$1.74
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$0.95
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.32
$0.36
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.04
$1.79
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.8
$5.77
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$0.79
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15
$7.07
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.5
$8.06
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.7
$3.1
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.9
$1.21
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$1.58
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$57.3
$38.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.4
$12.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$122
$51.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$26.2
$19.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.9
$78.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$90.2
$82.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1663
$801
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$19818
$12544

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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 Frankfurt

Distance City Cost of living
6.4 km or 4 mi Offenbach am Main
$1409
6.6 km or 4.1 mi Neu-Isenburg
$1216
8.2 km or 5.1 mi Bad Vilbel
$1221
8.6 km or 5.3 mi Eschborn
$1218
11 km or 6.6 mi Dreieich
$1217
11 km or 6.7 mi Muhlheim am Main
$1219
12 km or 7.3 mi Maintal
$1216
12 km or 7.7 mi Oberursel
$1218
13 km or 8 mi Obertshausen
$1215
13 km or 8.2 mi Bad Soden
$1217
14 km or 8.4 mi Dietzenbach
$1221
14 km or 8.6 mi Bad Homburg vor der Hohe
$1217
14 km or 8.6 mi Langen
$1218
15 km or 9.1 mi Karben
$1215
15 km or 9.1 mi Hattersheim am Main
$1216
16 km or 9.9 mi Morfelden-Walldorf
$1216
16 km or 10 mi Friedrichsdorf
$1203
16 km or 10 mi Kelkheim
$1214
17 km or 11 mi Hofheim
$1217
17 km or 11 mi Hanau
$1248
18 km or 11 mi Rodgau
$1215
18 km or 11 mi Rodermark
$1214
19 km or 12 mi Bruchkobel
$1218
21 km or 13 mi Florsheim am Main
$1217
22 km or 14 mi Nidderau
$1125
22 km or 14 mi Seligenstadt
$1220
23 km or 14 mi Russelsheim am Main
$1221
24 km or 15 mi Weiterstadt
$1219
25 km or 16 mi Friedberg
$1219
26 km or 16 mi Gro-Gerau
$1214
28 km or 17 mi Darmstadt
$1279
29 km or 18 mi Bad Nauheim
$1264
30 km or 18 mi Griesheim
$1220
32 km or 20 mi Wiesbaden
$1425
32 km or 20 mi Idstein
$1215
32 km or 20 mi Mainz
$1422
33 km or 20 mi Gro-Umstadt
$1217
34 km or 21 mi Riedstadt
$1217
35 km or 22 mi Pfungstadt
$1222
36 km or 22 mi Butzbach
$1219