Chicago vs Istanbul - Cost of Living Comparison

Chicago Istanbul
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2384
$644
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5451
$1649
🏠 One person rent
$1436
$300
🏘️ Family rent
$2255
$619
🍽️ Food expenses
$551
$185
🚐 Transport expenses
$224
$102
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4960
$330
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
12 km
🎓 Higher education
100
95
😀 Quality of life
95
75
🏙️ Population
2.75M
15.5M

The cost of living in Chicago is 270% more expensive than in Istanbul. Cities ranked 203rd and 7179th ($2384 vs $644) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 156th and 1st in the United States and Turkey, respectively. Check the United States vs Turkey comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Chicago compared to 0.5 months in Istanbul. Chicago ranked 2nd best city to live in the United States vs Istanbul ranked 1st in Turkey, while ranked 17th and 884th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chicago vs Istanbul

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Chicago Istanbul
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.3
$4.18
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65
$19.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.75
$3.89
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.37
$2.21
 Cappuccino
$4.69
$1.56
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.13
$0.69
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1620
$382
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1190
$222
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2762
$867
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1851
$475
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
$37
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$172
$57
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.1
$8.82
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.34%
21.7%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4967
$2296
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2217
$1125
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.5
$0.45
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$87
$33.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.2
$3.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.37
$1.42
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$0.86
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.59
$0.39
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.87
$1.28
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.41
$1.49
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
$5.36
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.8
$4.22
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$8.98
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.36
$0.82
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$1.48
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.99
$0.79
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.96
$1.1
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$0.59
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$0.44
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.32
$0.19
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.04
$1.01
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.8
$7.28
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$1.53
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15
$1.63
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.5
$1.39
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.7
$2.62
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.9
$2.45
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$2.37
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$57.3
$21.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.4
$2.9
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$122
$21.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$26.2
$4.05
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.9
$40.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$90.2
$68.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1663
$211
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$19818
$5096

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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 Istanbul

Distance City Cost of living
40 km or 25 mi Cayirova
$318
46 km or 28 mi Gebze
$322
73 km or 45 mi Korfez
$321
79 km or 49 mi Kocaeli
$393
83 km or 51 mi Golcuk
$320
87 km or 54 mi Izmit
$204
91 km or 56 mi Kapakli
$318
92 km or 57 mi Bursa
$531
96 km or 59 mi Kartepe
$318
98 km or 61 mi Corlu
$327
111 km or 69 mi Bandirma
$287
113 km or 70 mi Inegol
$328
121 km or 75 mi Tekirdag
$292
124 km or 77 mi Adapazari
$303
124 km or 77 mi Sakarya
$302
129 km or 80 mi Bilecik
$383
141 km or 88 mi Luleburgaz
$320
166 km or 103 mi Kirklareli
$236
176 km or 110 mi Balikesir
$359
186 km or 115 mi Duzce
$283
190 km or 118 mi Eskisehir
$354
192 km or 120 mi Uzunkopru
$318
197 km or 122 mi Kutahya
$324
207 km or 129 mi Burgas
$554
208 km or 129 mi Karadeniz Eregli
$322
214 km or 133 mi Edirne
$299
224 km or 139 mi Bolu
$285
234 km or 145 mi Soma
$317
236 km or 147 mi Canakkale
$322
259 km or 161 mi Varna
$627
260 km or 162 mi Alexandroupoli
$769
261 km or 162 mi Yambol
$473
261 km or 162 mi Usak
$444
284 km or 177 mi Afyonkarahisar
$314
287 km or 178 mi Sliven
$514
290 km or 180 mi Salihli
$321
290 km or 180 mi Bartin
$231
295 km or 184 mi Manisa
$355
296 km or 184 mi Mytilene
$825
299 km or 186 mi Komotini
$834