Chicago vs Hong Kong - Cost of Living Comparison

Chicago Hong Kong
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2384
$2822
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5451
$6540
🏠 One person rent
$1436
$1941
🏘️ Family rent
$2255
$3792
🍽️ Food expenses
$551
$499
🚐 Transport expenses
$224
$230
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4960
$3076
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
19 km
🎓 Higher education
100
100
😀 Quality of life
95
90
🏙️ Population
2.75M
7.5M

The cost of living in Chicago is 16% less expensive than in Hong Kong. Cities ranked 203rd and 51st ($2384 vs $2822) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 156th and 1st 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 1.1 months in Hong Kong. Chicago ranked 2nd best city to live in the United States vs Hong Kong ranked 1st in China, while ranked 17th and 91st among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chicago vs Hong Kong

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Chicago Hong Kong
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.3
$7.95
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65
$58
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.75
$5.54
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.37
$7.63
 Cappuccino
$4.69
$5.48
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.13
$1.29
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1620
$2411
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1190
$1655
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2762
$4764
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1851
$3308
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
$106
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$172
$165
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.1
$28.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.34%
2.4%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4967
$31776
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2217
$20058
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.5
$1.27
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$87
$68.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.2
$11.6
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.37
$2.72
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$3.11
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.59
$2.19
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.87
$1.99
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.41
$4.06
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
$25.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.8
$10.6
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$22.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.36
$4.19
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$2.23
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.99
$3.66
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.96
$2.98
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$2.59
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$2.58
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.32
$1.04
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.04
$2.26
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.8
$18.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$2.16
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15
$7.87
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.5
$8.04
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.7
$6.95
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.9
$1.7
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$2.77
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$57.3
$76.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.4
$12.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$122
$47.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$26.2
$35.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.9
$86
👟 Brand Sneakers
$90.2
$83.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1663
$783
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$19818
$18213

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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 Hong Kong

Distance City Cost of living
5 km or 3.1 mi Kowloon
$2352
30 km or 19 mi Shenzhen
$1134
61 km or 38 mi Zhuhai
$675
64 km or 40 mi Macau
$1613
88 km or 55 mi Zhongshan
$663
95 km or 59 mi Dongguan
$787
96 km or 60 mi Huizhou
$763
116 km or 72 mi Jiangmen
$711
132 km or 82 mi Guangzhou
$995
132 km or 82 mi Shanwei
$710
137 km or 85 mi Foshan
$641
152 km or 94 mi Kaiping
$665
173 km or 107 mi Heyuan
$696
193 km or 120 mi Qingyuan
$733
195 km or 121 mi Zhaoqing
$707
229 km or 143 mi Yunfu
$763
231 km or 144 mi Yangjiang
$719
236 km or 147 mi Puning
$700
267 km or 166 mi Jieyang
$747
286 km or 178 mi Shaoguan
$688
287 km or 178 mi Shantou
$1051
297 km or 184 mi Chaozhou
$648
301 km or 187 mi Meizhou
$775
320 km or 199 mi Wuzhou
$727
333 km or 207 mi Lianzhou
$651
341 km or 212 mi Maoming
$537
343 km or 213 mi Gaozhou
$686
357 km or 222 mi Hezhou
$701
403 km or 250 mi Ganzhou
$792
406 km or 252 mi Zhanjiang
$667
408 km or 254 mi Chenzhou
$815
414 km or 257 mi Yulin
$753
427 km or 266 mi Longyan
$691
435 km or 270 mi Zhangzhou
$751
469 km or 292 mi Xiamen
$828
471 km or 292 mi Haikou
$608
475 km or 295 mi Guigang
$673
489 km or 304 mi Kinmen
$828
516 km or 320 mi Guilin
$539
529 km or 329 mi Laibin
$704