Chicago vs Gaborone - Cost of Living Comparison

Chicago Gaborone
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2384
$668
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5451
$1669
🏠 One person rent
$1436
$293
🏘️ Family rent
$2255
$557
🍽️ Food expenses
$551
$257
🚐 Transport expenses
$224
$52.9
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4960
$797
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
11 km
🎓 Higher education
100
38
😀 Quality of life
95
62
🏙️ Population
2.75M
232K

The cost of living in Chicago is 257% more expensive than in Gaborone. Cities ranked 203rd and 6864th ($2384 vs $668) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 156th and 1st in the United States and Botswana, respectively. Check the United States vs Botswana comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Chicago compared to 1.2 months in Gaborone. Chicago ranked 2nd best city to live in the United States vs Gaborone ranked 1st in Botswana, while ranked 17th and 4718th among best cities to live in the world.

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Chicago Gaborone
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.3
$8.44
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65
$29.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.75
$5.64
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.37
$1.5
 Cappuccino
$4.69
$2.19
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.13
$0.84
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1620
$256
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1190
$193
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2762
$623
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1851
$413
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
$30.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$172
$45.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.1
$56.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.34%
10.65%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4967
$1608
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2217
$881
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.5
$0.48
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$87
$16.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.2
$18.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.37
$0.86
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$1.09
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.59
$0.67
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.87
$1.04
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.41
$2.24
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
$5.61
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.8
$4.54
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$5.36
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.36
$1.6
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$1.43
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.99
$2.24
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.96
$1.22
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$1.15
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$1.42
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.32
$0.6
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.04
$1.4
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.8
$6.08
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$1.28
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15
$3.46
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.5
$3.6
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.7
$2.93
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.9
$1.55
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$1.26
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$57.3
$32.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.4
$5.53
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$122
$23.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$26.2
$4.82
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.9
$40.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$90.2
$64.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1663
$156
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$19818
$4028

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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 Gaborone

Distance City Cost of living
50 km or 31 mi Molepolole
$616
67 km or 42 mi Lobatse
$615
67 km or 42 mi Kanye
$641
136 km or 84 mi Mmabatho
$762
174 km or 108 mi Rustenburg
$881
196 km or 122 mi Mahalapye
$544
215 km or 134 mi Brits
$763
257 km or 160 mi Klerksdorp
$629
258 km or 160 mi Potchefstroom
$639
259 km or 161 mi Pretoria
$835
264 km or 164 mi Randburg
$776
265 km or 165 mi Palapye
$506
266 km or 165 mi Centurion
$734
266 km or 165 mi Soweto
$897
266 km or 165 mi Serowe
$527
269 km or 167 mi Sandton
$907
275 km or 171 mi Johannesburg
$935
296 km or 184 mi Benoni
$821
298 km or 185 mi Vanderbijlpark
$852
302 km or 188 mi Vereeniging
$728
310 km or 193 mi Springs
$766
358 km or 222 mi Kroonstad
$770
379 km or 235 mi Welkom
$708
380 km or 236 mi Middelburg
$822
407 km or 253 mi Bethal
$760
421 km or 261 mi Francistown
$544
468 km or 291 mi Kimberley
$785
495 km or 308 mi Bloemfontein
$696
514 km or 319 mi Butha-Buthe
$579
531 km or 330 mi Teyateyaneng
$579
540 km or 336 mi Maseru
$593
559 km or 347 mi Mbabane
$722
569 km or 354 mi Bulawayo
$775
584 km or 363 mi Manzini
$733
589 km or 366 mi Mafeteng
$579
597 km or 371 mi Vryheid
$835
628 km or 390 mi Upington
$815
675 km or 419 mi Matola
$1058
685 km or 425 mi Maputo
$1049
705 km or 438 mi Gweru
$754