Chicago vs Gothenburg - Cost of Living Comparison

Chicago Gothenburg
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2384
$1442
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5451
$3145
🏠 One person rent
$1436
$743
🏘️ Family rent
$2255
$1187
🍽️ Food expenses
$551
$427
🚐 Transport expenses
$224
$146
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4960
$2915
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
13 km
🎓 Higher education
100
46
😀 Quality of life
95
92
🏙️ Population
2.75M
605K

The cost of living in Chicago is 65% more expensive than in Gothenburg. Cities ranked 203rd and 2868th ($2384 vs $1442) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 156th and 8th in the United States and Sweden, respectively. Check the United States vs Sweden comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Chicago compared to 2 months in Gothenburg. Chicago ranked 2nd best city to live in the United States vs Gothenburg ranked 2nd in Sweden, while ranked 17th and 63rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chicago vs Gothenburg

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Chicago Gothenburg
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.3
$9.81
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65
$49.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.75
$8.51
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.37
$6.14
 Cappuccino
$4.69
$3.86
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.13
$1.89
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1620
$839
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1190
$582
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2762
$1364
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1851
$952
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
$79.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$172
$122
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.1
$30.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.34%
2.56%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4967
$6222
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2217
$3932
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.5
$3.41
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$87
$79.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.2
$18.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.37
$1.77
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$1.23
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.59
$2.18
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.87
$2.35
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.41
$3.18
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
$8.87
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.8
$10.2
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$15.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.36
$2.76
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$2.12
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.99
$2.37
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.96
$3.07
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$1.24
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$1.21
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.32
$1.03
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.04
$2.09
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.8
$9.94
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$1.77
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15
$6.38
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.5
$6.31
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.7
$2.9
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.9
$1.74
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$1.96
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$57.3
$30.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.4
$14.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$122
$30.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$26.2
$23.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.9
$87
👟 Brand Sneakers
$90.2
$88.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1663
$124
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$19818
$3132

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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 Gothenburg

Distance City Cost of living
2.8 km or 1.7 mi Molndal
$1466
58 km or 36 mi Boras
$1132
66 km or 41 mi Varberg
$1244
70 km or 44 mi Trollhattan
$1057
76 km or 47 mi Uddevalla
$1118
80 km or 50 mi Vanersborg
$1249
90 km or 56 mi Frederikshavn
$1108
126 km or 78 mi Halmstad
$1218
130 km or 81 mi Jonkoping
$1380
134 km or 83 mi Varnamo
$1154
136 km or 84 mi Skovde
$1296
142 km or 88 mi Aalborg
$1405
150 km or 93 mi Ljungby
$1319
157 km or 98 mi Mariestad
$1251
164 km or 102 mi Halden
$1571
167 km or 104 mi Angelholm
$1242
179 km or 111 mi Randers
$1376
182 km or 113 mi Fredrikstad
$1822
186 km or 115 mi Sarpsborg
$1554
186 km or 115 mi Helsingor
$1489
186 km or 116 mi Vetlanda
$1271
187 km or 116 mi Helsingborg
$1356
191 km or 118 mi Vaxjo
$1218
191 km or 119 mi Larvik
$1899
192 km or 119 mi Sandefjord
$1683
194 km or 121 mi Hillerod
$1721
199 km or 124 mi Hassleholm
$1059
200 km or 124 mi Aarhus
$1568
202 km or 125 mi Horsholm
$1491
202 km or 126 mi Tonsberg
$1704
206 km or 128 mi Landskrona
$980
207 km or 129 mi Viborg
$1265
208 km or 129 mi Arendal
$1608
210 km or 131 mi Karlstad
$1135
212 km or 132 mi Moss
$1870
212 km or 132 mi Porsgrunn
$1640
213 km or 132 mi Horten
$1739
216 km or 134 mi Gentofte
$1486
222 km or 138 mi Skien
$1688
223 km or 138 mi Arvika
$1201