Chicago vs Jakarta - Cost of Living Comparison

Chicago Jakarta
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2384
$708
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5451
$1805
🏠 One person rent
$1436
$366
🏘️ Family rent
$2255
$766
🍽️ Food expenses
$551
$226
🚐 Transport expenses
$224
$52.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4960
$514
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Bad
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
8 km
🎓 Higher education
100
75
😀 Quality of life
95
68
🏙️ Population
2.75M
10.6M

The cost of living in Chicago is 237% more expensive than in Jakarta. Cities ranked 203rd and 6498th ($2384 vs $708) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 156th and 3rd in the United States and Indonesia, respectively. Check the United States vs Indonesia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Chicago compared to 0.7 months in Jakarta. Chicago ranked 2nd best city to live in the United States vs Jakarta ranked 1st in Indonesia, while ranked 17th and 3277th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chicago vs Jakarta

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Chicago Jakarta
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.3
$2.16
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65
$17.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.75
$3.47
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.37
$3.27
 Cappuccino
$4.69
$2.47
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.13
$0.68
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1620
$431
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1190
$226
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2762
$1044
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1851
$524
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
$70.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$172
$109
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.1
$29
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.34%
9.58%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4967
$2561
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2217
$1251
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.5
$0.24
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$87
$11.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.2
$3.08
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.37
$0.8
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$1.34
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.59
$1.25
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.87
$1
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.41
$1.84
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
$6.24
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.8
$3.64
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$8.45
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.36
$2.97
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$1.66
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.99
$2.25
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.96
$1.22
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$1.5
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$2.17
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.32
$0.32
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.04
$1.36
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.8
$19.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$2.21
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15
$2.24
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.5
$2.51
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.7
$2.03
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.9
$1.2
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$0.78
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$57.3
$32.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.4
$3.41
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$122
$19.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$26.2
$5.62
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.9
$39.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$90.2
$73.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1663
$144
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$19818
$8868

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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 Jakarta

Distance City Cost of living
16 km or 10 mi South Tangerang
$530
17 km or 11 mi Bekasi
$531
20 km or 12 mi Depok
$467
24 km or 15 mi Tangerang
$638
43 km or 27 mi Bogor
$505
78 km or 48 mi Serang
$510
79 km or 49 mi Sukabumi
$531
95 km or 59 mi Cilegon
$487
106 km or 66 mi Cimahi
$617
114 km or 71 mi Bandung
$506
195 km or 121 mi Tasikmalaya
$443
196 km or 122 mi Bandar Lampung
$348
198 km or 123 mi Cirebon
$497
210 km or 131 mi Metro
$443
226 km or 141 mi Banjar
$491
263 km or 163 mi Tegal
$496
292 km or 182 mi Cilacap
$523
321 km or 200 mi Pekalongan
$495
403 km or 251 mi Semarang
$525
423 km or 263 mi Salatiga
$491
423 km or 263 mi Prabumulih
$490
427 km or 265 mi Yogyakarta
$440
427 km or 265 mi Palembang
$500
463 km or 288 mi Surakarta
$430
467 km or 290 mi Pagar Alam
$487
540 km or 335 mi Madiun
$391
548 km or 340 mi Lubuklinggau
$491
575 km or 357 mi Bengkulu
$503
597 km or 371 mi Kediri
$499
622 km or 386 mi Blitar
$486
627 km or 390 mi Jambi
$499
633 km or 393 mi Mojokerto
$471
653 km or 406 mi Batu
$490
661 km or 411 mi Surabaya
$539
667 km or 414 mi Malang
$418
688 km or 427 mi Pasuruan
$490
724 km or 450 mi Probolinggo
$493
742 km or 461 mi Pontianak
$446
826 km or 513 mi Singkawang
$492
836 km or 520 mi Tanjung Pinang
$451