Chicago vs Hefei - Cost of Living Comparison

Chicago Hefei
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2384
$676
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5451
$1664
🏠 One person rent
$1436
$257
🏘️ Family rent
$2255
$396
🍽️ Food expenses
$551
$253
🚐 Transport expenses
$224
$79.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4960
$958
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
32 km
🎓 Higher education
100
92
😀 Quality of life
95
53
🏙️ Population
2.75M
9.37M

The cost of living in Chicago is 252% more expensive than in Hefei. Cities ranked 203rd and 6774th ($2384 vs $676) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 156th and 258th in the United States and China, respectively. Check the United States vs China comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Chicago compared to 1.4 months in Hefei. Chicago ranked 2nd best city to live in the United States vs Hefei ranked 36th in China, while ranked 17th and 5955th among best cities to live in the world.

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Chicago Hefei
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.3
$3.72
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65
$20.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.75
$5.03
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.37
$2.51
 Cappuccino
$4.69
$4.34
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.13
$0.49
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1620
$290
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1190
$175
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2762
$485
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1851
$270
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
$43.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$172
$67.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.1
$15.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.34%
5.32%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4967
$4366
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2217
$1791
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.5
$0.36
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$87
$22.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.2
$3.76
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.37
$1.15
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$2.07
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.59
$1.54
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.87
$1.18
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.41
$1.69
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
$10.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.8
$4.98
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$8.51
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.36
$1.17
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$1.2
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.99
$0.68
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.96
$1.26
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$0.53
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$0.52
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.32
$0.84
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.04
$1.18
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.8
$18.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$1.2
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15
$3.54
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.5
$4.79
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.7
$3.9
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.9
$0.98
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$1.71
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$57.3
$67.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.4
$5.31
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$122
$38
💇 Haircut, simple
$26.2
$4.69
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.9
$47.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$90.2
$81.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1663
$224
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$19818
$7374

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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 Hefei

Distance City Cost of living
48 km or 30 mi Chaohu
$665
73 km or 45 mi Huainan
$715
74 km or 46 mi Lu'an
$739
95 km or 59 mi Tongcheng
$665
103 km or 64 mi Ma'anshan
$702
113 km or 70 mi Tongling
$684
118 km or 73 mi Wuhu
$839
119 km or 74 mi Bengbu
$722
122 km or 76 mi Mingguang
$659
135 km or 84 mi Chizhou
$700
142 km or 88 mi Nanjing
$817
152 km or 94 mi Qianshan
$658
153 km or 95 mi Anqing
$717
173 km or 107 mi Xuancheng
$732
178 km or 110 mi Jurong
$664
180 km or 112 mi Fuyang
$782
183 km or 114 mi Yizheng
$660
186 km or 116 mi Tianchang
$661
199 km or 124 mi Suzhou
$750
209 km or 130 mi Zhenjiang
$588
211 km or 131 mi Yangzhou
$709
213 km or 132 mi Ningguo
$651
214 km or 133 mi Liyang
$666
217 km or 135 mi Danyang
$669
227 km or 141 mi Macheng
$672
228 km or 141 mi Gaoyou
$669
229 km or 142 mi Guangde
$657
237 km or 147 mi Huaibei
$702
238 km or 148 mi Jieshou
$660
242 km or 151 mi Yangzhong
$649
243 km or 151 mi Yongcheng
$681
247 km or 153 mi Yixing
$678
248 km or 154 mi Suqian
$773
251 km or 156 mi Huai'an
$736
254 km or 158 mi Changzhou
$782
256 km or 159 mi Taizhou
$696
259 km or 161 mi Huangshan
$684
260 km or 162 mi Taixing
$678
267 km or 166 mi Xuzhou
$622
268 km or 167 mi Xinghua
$682