Chicago vs Leipzig - Cost of Living Comparison

Chicago Leipzig
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2384
$1178
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5451
$3200
🏠 One person rent
$1436
$551
🏘️ Family rent
$2255
$1341
🍽️ Food expenses
$551
$355
🚐 Transport expenses
$224
$168
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4960
$2346
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
14 km
🎓 Higher education
100
70
😀 Quality of life
95
92
🏙️ Population
2.75M
597K

The cost of living in Chicago is 102% more expensive than in Leipzig. Cities ranked 203rd and 4069th ($2384 vs $1178) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 156th and 602nd in the United States and Germany, respectively. Check the United States vs Germany comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Chicago compared to 2 months in Leipzig. Chicago ranked 2nd best city to live in the United States vs Leipzig ranked 11th in Germany, while ranked 17th and 68th among best cities to live in the world.

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Chicago Leipzig
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.3
$9.25
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65
$50.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.75
$8.12
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.37
$4.09
 Cappuccino
$4.69
$3.11
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.13
$2.67
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1620
$479
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1190
$337
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2762
$1543
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1851
$958
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
$146
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$172
$227
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.1
$39.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.34%
1.79%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4967
$6191
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2217
$2669
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.5
$3.07
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$87
$82.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.2
$23.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.37
$2.23
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$0.98
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.59
$1.43
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.87
$1.79
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.41
$2.18
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
$11.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.8
$7.19
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$13.2
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.36
$2.27
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$1.66
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.99
$1.97
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.96
$1.08
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$1.45
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$0.97
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.32
$0.38
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.04
$1.78
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.8
$4.12
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$0.57
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15
$7.77
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.5
$9.32
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.7
$1.9
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.9
$1.02
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$1.25
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$57.3
$27.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.4
$10.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$122
$33.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$26.2
$18.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.9
$56.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$90.2
$84.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1663
$200
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$19818
$7514

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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 Leipzig

Distance City Cost of living
6.2 km or 3.8 mi Markkleeberg
$1217
22 km or 13 mi Delitzsch
$1213
26 km or 16 mi Grimma
$1218
27 km or 17 mi Merseburg
$1214
32 km or 20 mi Bitterfeld-Wolfen
$1216
33 km or 20 mi Weienfels
$1218
33 km or 21 mi Halle
$950
36 km or 22 mi Halle-Neustadt
$1220
36 km or 22 mi Zeitz
$1214
39 km or 24 mi Altenburg
$1175
45 km or 28 mi Naumburg
$1217
50 km or 31 mi Torgau
$1213
54 km or 34 mi Kothen
$1222
55 km or 34 mi Gera
$992
56 km or 35 mi Dobeln
$1216
57 km or 35 mi Dessau-Rolau
$1219
58 km or 36 mi Glauchau
$1215
58 km or 36 mi Limbach-Oberfrohna
$1216
61 km or 38 mi Eisleben
$1215
62 km or 39 mi Wittenberg
$1214
63 km or 39 mi Riesa
$1214
67 km or 41 mi Werdau
$1217
67 km or 42 mi Chemnitz
$1044
69 km or 43 mi Bernburg
$1285
69 km or 43 mi Zwickau
$969
70 km or 43 mi Apolda
$1217
72 km or 45 mi Jena
$1164
74 km or 46 mi Zerbst
$1215
77 km or 48 mi Greiz
$1217
77 km or 48 mi Sangerhausen
$1220
78 km or 49 mi Meissen
$1217
79 km or 49 mi Aschersleben
$1217
80 km or 50 mi Reichenbach im Vogtland
$1215
82 km or 51 mi Freiberg
$1136
82 km or 51 mi Stafurt
$1212
84 km or 52 mi Weimar
$1218
86 km or 54 mi Coswig
$1219
88 km or 54 mi Schonebeck
$1215
93 km or 58 mi Radebeul
$1215
94 km or 59 mi Annaberg-Buchholz
$1032