Chicago vs Kaohsiung - Cost of Living Comparison

Chicago Kaohsiung
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2384
$914
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5451
$2491
🏠 One person rent
$1436
$329
🏘️ Family rent
$2255
$684
🍽️ Food expenses
$551
$372
🚐 Transport expenses
$224
$108
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4960
$1292
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
7 km
🎓 Higher education
100
82
😀 Quality of life
95
85
🏙️ Population
2.75M
2.73M

The cost of living in Chicago is 161% more expensive than in Kaohsiung. Cities ranked 203rd and 5670th ($2384 vs $914) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 156th and 7th in the United States and Taiwan, respectively. Check the United States vs Taiwan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Chicago compared to 1.4 months in Kaohsiung. Chicago ranked 2nd best city to live in the United States vs Kaohsiung ranked 4th in Taiwan, while ranked 17th and 216th among best cities to live in the world.

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Chicago Kaohsiung
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.3
$3.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65
$24.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.75
$4.57
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.37
$2.86
 Cappuccino
$4.69
$3.39
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.13
$1
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1620
$337
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1190
$229
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2762
$873
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1851
$503
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
$55.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$172
$84.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.1
$22.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.34%
2.17%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4967
$4042
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2217
$2048
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.5
$0.75
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$87
$37.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.2
$8.64
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.37
$1.06
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$2.98
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.59
$1.78
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.87
$1.82
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.41
$2.77
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
$15.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.8
$6.84
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$19.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.36
$4.07
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$1.73
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.99
$2.26
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.96
$3.59
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$3.52
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$2.06
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.32
$0.88
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.04
$1.49
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.8
$12.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$1.61
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15
$4.11
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.5
$12.7
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.7
$5.26
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.9
$2.13
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$2.26
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$57.3
$33
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.4
$9.18
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$122
$56.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$26.2
$8.85
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.9
$66
👟 Brand Sneakers
$90.2
$76.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1663
$304
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$19818
$10014

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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 Kaohsiung

Distance City Cost of living
42 km or 26 mi Tainan
$859
88 km or 55 mi Taitung
$1091
97 km or 60 mi Chiayi
$882
124 km or 77 mi Douliu
$827
150 km or 93 mi Nantou
$828
163 km or 101 mi Changhua
$842
175 km or 108 mi Taichung
$927
224 km or 139 mi Miaoli
$708
253 km or 157 mi Hsinchu
$807
257 km or 160 mi Zhubei
$1006
265 km or 165 mi Taoyuan
$854
280 km or 174 mi Yilan
$758
285 km or 177 mi Kinmen
$828
291 km or 181 mi New Taipei
$1064
298 km or 185 mi Taipei
$1271
301 km or 187 mi Jinjiang
$702
307 km or 191 mi Xiamen
$828
309 km or 192 mi Quanzhou
$757
315 km or 196 mi Keelung
$973
340 km or 211 mi Putian
$705
341 km or 212 mi Zhangzhou
$751
379 km or 235 mi Shantou
$1051
393 km or 244 mi Chaozhou
$648
398 km or 247 mi Fuzhou
$700
416 km or 258 mi Jieyang
$747
430 km or 267 mi Puning
$700
432 km or 268 mi Longyan
$691
437 km or 271 mi Ishigaki
$1022
457 km or 284 mi Ningde
$701
466 km or 289 mi Meizhou
$775
487 km or 302 mi Sanming
$694
497 km or 309 mi Nanping
$684
510 km or 317 mi Shanwei
$710
562 km or 349 mi Miyakojima
$1022
575 km or 357 mi Rui'an
$687
575 km or 357 mi Tuguegarao
$558
587 km or 365 mi Heyuan
$696
600 km or 373 mi Wenzhou
$968
605 km or 376 mi Huizhou
$763
616 km or 382 mi Wuyishan
$642