Chicago vs Glasgow - Cost of Living Comparison

Chicago Glasgow
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2384
$1533
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5451
$3750
🏠 One person rent
$1436
$841
🏘️ Family rent
$2255
$1500
🍽️ Food expenses
$551
$409
🚐 Transport expenses
$224
$142
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4960
$3163
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
11 km
🎓 Higher education
100
94
😀 Quality of life
95
96
🏙️ Population
2.75M
626K

The cost of living in Chicago is 55% more expensive than in Glasgow. Cities ranked 203rd and 2601st ($2384 vs $1533) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 156th and 78th in the United States and the United Kingdom, respectively. Check the United States vs the United Kingdom comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Chicago compared to 2.1 months in Glasgow. Chicago ranked 2nd best city to live in the United States vs Glasgow ranked 2nd in the United Kingdom, while ranked 17th and 11th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chicago vs Glasgow

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Chicago Glasgow
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.3
$17.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65
$67.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.75
$7.14
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.37
$4.83
 Cappuccino
$4.69
$3.48
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.13
$1.73
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1620
$848
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1190
$650
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2762
$1683
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1851
$1189
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
$118
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$172
$178
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.1
$34.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.34%
3.24%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4967
$5597
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2217
$2871
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.5
$3.01
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$87
$92.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.2
$13.4
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.37
$1.89
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$1.14
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.59
$1.27
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.87
$1.27
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.41
$2.5
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
$7.15
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.8
$6.9
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$10.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.36
$2.12
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$1.16
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.99
$1.82
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.96
$1.85
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$1.16
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$1.09
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.32
$0.81
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.04
$2.46
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.8
$8.44
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$2.05
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15
$15.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.5
$2.76
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.7
$3.69
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.9
$2.17
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$2.16
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$57.3
$32.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.4
$12.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$122
$100
💇 Haircut, simple
$26.2
$13.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.9
$75.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$90.2
$81.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1663
$858
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$19818
$14519

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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 Glasgow

Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 6.9 mi East Kilbride
$1500
11 km or 7.1 mi Paisley
$1498
16 km or 10 mi Hamilton
$1497
19 km or 12 mi Cumbernauld
$1505
32 km or 20 mi Kilmarnock
$1148
34 km or 21 mi Greenock
$1198
35 km or 21 mi Stirling
$1282
37 km or 23 mi Irvine
$1496
40 km or 25 mi Alloa
$1497
46 km or 29 mi Livingston
$1378
50 km or 31 mi Ayr
$955
54 km or 34 mi Dunfermline
$1384
66 km or 41 mi Edinburgh
$1695
73 km or 45 mi Kirkcaldy
$1285
78 km or 49 mi Perth
$1553
97 km or 60 mi Dumfries
$1200
104 km or 65 mi Dundee
$1157
136 km or 85 mi Carlisle
$1273
152 km or 94 mi Whitehaven
$1461
161 km or 100 mi Bangor
$1128
170 km or 106 mi Newtownabbey
$1498
176 km or 110 mi Belfast
$1545
181 km or 112 mi Inverness
$1406
187 km or 116 mi Lisburn
$1495
191 km or 119 mi Douglas
$1482
193 km or 120 mi Newcastle upon Tyne
$1340
195 km or 121 mi Aberdeen
$1302
196 km or 121 mi Gateshead
$1498
200 km or 124 mi Jarrow
$1496
201 km or 125 mi Tynemouth
$1496
202 km or 126 mi South Shields
$1502
203 km or 126 mi Washington
$1495
207 km or 128 mi Elgin
$1409
208 km or 129 mi Durham
$1372
210 km or 131 mi Sunderland
$1321
211 km or 131 mi Bishop Auckland
$1492
218 km or 135 mi Derry
$1261
219 km or 136 mi Morecambe
$1408
222 km or 138 mi Lancaster
$1424
227 km or 141 mi Darlington
$1211