Chicago vs Louisville - Cost of Living Comparison

Chicago Louisville
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2384
$1606
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5451
$3706
🏠 One person rent
$1436
$877
🏘️ Family rent
$2255
$1289
🍽️ Food expenses
$551
$482
🚐 Transport expenses
$224
$113
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4960
$3789
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
8 km
🎓 Higher education
100
61
😀 Quality of life
95
88
🏙️ Population
2.75M
760K

The cost of living in Chicago is 48% more expensive than in Louisville. Cities ranked 203rd and 2423rd ($2384 vs $1606) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 156th and 1993rd in the United States.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Chicago compared to 2.4 months in Louisville. Ranked 2nd vs 31st best cities to live in the United States, and 17th vs 135th among the best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chicago vs Louisville

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Chicago Louisville
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.3
$12.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65
$46.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.75
$8.07
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.37
$4.81
 Cappuccino
$4.69
$4.99
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.13
$1.87
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1620
$854
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1190
$686
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2762
$1277
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1851
$1021
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
$106
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$172
$164
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.1
$52
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.34%
5.21%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4967
$3203
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2217
$1174
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.5
$1.81
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$87
$41.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.2
$18.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.37
$1.09
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$0.67
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.59
$2.43
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.87
$3.7
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.41
$2.52
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
$10.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.8
$7.26
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$12.2
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.36
$5.06
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$1.56
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.99
$4.68
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.96
$3.93
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$2.17
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$2.54
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.32
$1.36
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.04
$1.96
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.8
$12.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$4.39
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15
$6.5
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.5
$8.08
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.7
$4.78
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.9
$3.3
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$1.49
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$57.3
$27.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.4
$11.8
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$122
$108
💇 Haircut, simple
$26.2
$14.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.9
$41.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$90.2
$79.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1663
$1012
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$19818
$15481

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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 Louisville

Distance City Cost of living
4.7 km or 2.9 mi Jeffersonville
$1571
6.4 km or 3.9 mi Clarksville
$1952
8 km or 4.9 mi New Albany
$1907
16 km or 10 mi Jeffersontown
$1950
46 km or 29 mi Shelbyville
$1945
50 km or 31 mi Radcliff
$1946
63 km or 39 mi Elizabethtown
$1960
78 km or 48 mi Frankfort
$1400
104 km or 65 mi Georgetown
$1910
107 km or 67 mi Columbus
$1575
111 km or 69 mi Nicholasville
$1942
113 km or 70 mi Lexington
$1761
121 km or 75 mi Bloomington
$1578
126 km or 79 mi Florence
$1627
130 km or 81 mi Independence
$1940
132 km or 82 mi Owensboro
$1549
140 km or 87 mi Franklin
$1951
140 km or 87 mi Richmond
$1469
140 km or 87 mi Winchester
$1953
140 km or 87 mi Covington
$1820
146 km or 91 mi Cincinnati
$1673
154 km or 96 mi Greenwood
$1910
154 km or 96 mi Bowling Green
$1633
159 km or 99 mi Fairfield
$1942
161 km or 100 mi Evansville
$1581
163 km or 101 mi Hamilton
$1957
164 km or 102 mi Oxford
$1948
165 km or 102 mi Somerset
$1899
167 km or 104 mi Henderson
$1943
170 km or 106 mi Plainfield
$1937
171 km or 106 mi Greenfield
$1521
172 km or 107 mi Indianapolis
$1868
173 km or 108 mi Tompkinsville
$1942
175 km or 109 mi Mason
$1941
180 km or 112 mi Lawrence
$1939
183 km or 114 mi Middletown
$1633
185 km or 115 mi Brownsburg
$1949
186 km or 116 mi Lebanon
$1919
190 km or 118 mi Richmond
$1942
190 km or 118 mi Fishers
$1949