Chicago vs Freetown - Cost of Living Comparison

Chicago Freetown
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2384
$739
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5451
$1609
🏠 One person rent
$1436
$396
🏘️ Family rent
$2255
$633
🍽️ Food expenses
$551
$238
🚐 Transport expenses
$224
$57.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4960
$1540
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
15 km
🎓 Higher education
100
20
😀 Quality of life
95
41
🏙️ Population
2.75M
951K

The cost of living in Chicago is 222% more expensive than in Freetown. Cities ranked 203rd and 6297th ($2384 vs $739) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 156th and 3rd in the United States and Sierra Leone, respectively. Check the United States vs Sierra Leone comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Chicago compared to 2.1 months in Freetown. Chicago ranked 2nd best city to live in the United States vs Freetown ranked 1st in Sierra Leone, while ranked 17th and 7052nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Chicago Freetown
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.3
$4.21
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65
$20.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.75
$5.95
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.37
$0.89
 Cappuccino
$4.69
$1.8
🥤 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
$463
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1190
$161
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2762
$636
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1851
$351
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
$93.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$172
$143
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.1
$82.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.34%
12.12%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4967
$1082
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2217
$1066
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.5
$0.15
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$87
$14
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.2
$9.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.37
$0.77
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$1.96
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.59
$0.56
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.87
$0.7
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.41
$1.61
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
$9.28
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.8
$5.17
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$5.97
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.36
$2.63
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$1.02
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.99
$1.04
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.96
$2.44
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$2.16
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$1.22
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.32
$0.86
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.04
$1.57
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.8
$4.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$0.8
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15
$1.26
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.5
$2.44
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.7
$1.9
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.9
$1.13
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$1.05
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$57.3
$53.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.4
$4.39
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$122
$19
💇 Haircut, simple
$26.2
$2.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.9
$27.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$90.2
$25.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1663
$88.1
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$19818
$2866

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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

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Distance City Cost of living
126 km or 78 mi Conakry
$983
137 km or 85 mi Forecariah
$834
174 km or 108 mi Bo
$770
207 km or 128 mi Boffa
$833
235 km or 146 mi Kenema
$763
246 km or 153 mi Mamou
$856
341 km or 212 mi Gueckedou
$862
361 km or 224 mi Monrovia
$525
385 km or 239 mi Kakata
$483
439 km or 273 mi Bafata
$557
456 km or 283 mi Bissau
$631
480 km or 298 mi Kankan
$860
493 km or 306 mi Nzerekore
$867
514 km or 319 mi Sanniquellie
$483
525 km or 326 mi Kolda
$903
527 km or 327 mi Yekepa
$483
564 km or 350 mi Ziguinchor
$916
603 km or 375 mi Greenville
$483
650 km or 404 mi Brikama
$437
660 km or 410 mi Lamin
$358
662 km or 412 mi Banjul
$450
701 km or 436 mi Kaolack
$930
709 km or 441 mi Bougouni
$487
736 km or 457 mi Fatick
$921
736 km or 458 mi Bamako
$549
788 km or 490 mi Koulikoro
$485
807 km or 502 mi Thies
$871
821 km or 510 mi Rufisque
$921
833 km or 518 mi Dakar
$1047
842 km or 523 mi Korhogo
$778
846 km or 526 mi Banamba
$486
846 km or 526 mi Gagnoa
$775
857 km or 532 mi Louga
$921
887 km or 551 mi Sikasso
$495
896 km or 557 mi Yamoussoukro
$975
907 km or 564 mi Bouake
$805
911 km or 566 mi Saint-Louis
$853
917 km or 570 mi Divo
$772
935 km or 581 mi Rosso
$691
940 km or 584 mi Segou
$487