Chicago vs Guadalajara - Cost of Living Comparison

Chicago Guadalajara
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2384
$751
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5451
$1859
🏠 One person rent
$1436
$336
🏘️ Family rent
$2255
$637
🍽️ Food expenses
$551
$280
🚐 Transport expenses
$224
$65
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4960
$724
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
18 km
🎓 Higher education
100
50
😀 Quality of life
95
61
🏙️ Population
2.75M
1.46M

The cost of living in Chicago is 217% more expensive than in Guadalajara. Cities ranked 203rd and 6248th ($2384 vs $751) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 156th and 21st in the United States and Mexico, respectively. Check the United States vs Mexico comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Chicago compared to 1 months in Guadalajara. Chicago ranked 2nd best city to live in the United States vs Guadalajara ranked 4th in Mexico, while ranked 17th and 5054th among best cities to live in the world.

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Chicago Guadalajara
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.3
$8.24
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65
$23.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.75
$6.99
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.37
$1.64
 Cappuccino
$4.69
$3.09
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.13
$0.92
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1620
$467
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1190
$241
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2762
$829
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1851
$511
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
$26.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$172
$40.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.1
$22.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.34%
10.61%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4967
$1359
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2217
$810
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.5
$0.47
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$87
$19.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.2
$6.82
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.37
$1.11
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$1.09
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.59
$1.39
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.87
$1.24
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.41
$1.73
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
$5.93
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.8
$6.75
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$8.68
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.36
$2.32
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$1.2
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.99
$1.09
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.96
$1.27
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$1.33
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$1.12
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.32
$0.59
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.04
$1.45
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.8
$10.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$1.29
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15
$3.32
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.5
$2.96
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.7
$2.47
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.9
$1.4
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$1.49
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$57.3
$31.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.4
$4.09
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$122
$30.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$26.2
$7.99
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.9
$41.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$90.2
$68.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1663
$188
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$19818
$4909

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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 Guadalajara

Distance City Cost of living
4.4 km or 2.7 mi Tlaquepaque
$623
6.7 km or 4.2 mi Zapopan
$759
92 km or 57 mi La Barca
$628
108 km or 67 mi Ciudad Guzman
$622
135 km or 84 mi Zamora
$638
147 km or 91 mi Autlan
$629
159 km or 99 mi San Francisco del Rincon
$627
164 km or 102 mi Colima
$529
165 km or 103 mi Lagos de Moreno
$633
173 km or 107 mi Aguascalientes
$581
180 km or 112 mi Leon
$662
185 km or 115 mi Tepic
$477
188 km or 117 mi Zacapu
$669
194 km or 120 mi Uruapan
$577
196 km or 122 mi Puerto Vallarta
$778
202 km or 125 mi Silao
$628
204 km or 127 mi Tecoman
$630
205 km or 127 mi Apatzingan
$627
207 km or 129 mi Manzanillo
$564
208 km or 129 mi Irapuato
$526
219 km or 136 mi Sayulita
$626
221 km or 137 mi Guanajuato
$817
224 km or 139 mi Salamanca
$472
237 km or 147 mi Yuriria
$629
246 km or 153 mi Zacatecas
$502
249 km or 155 mi Cortazar
$627
250 km or 155 mi Morelia
$599
264 km or 164 mi Celaya
$512
272 km or 169 mi San Miguel de Allende
$827
282 km or 175 mi Fresnillo
$448
295 km or 183 mi San Luis Potosi
$743
308 km or 191 mi Queretaro
$736
326 km or 203 mi Lazaro Cardenas
$617
350 km or 218 mi San Juan del Rio
$646
352 km or 219 mi Rioverde
$457
364 km or 226 mi San Jose Villa de Allende
$625
387 km or 241 mi Zihuatanejo
$771
396 km or 246 mi Durango
$533
416 km or 258 mi Toluca
$628
425 km or 264 mi Mazatlan
$699