Chicago vs Lyon - Cost of Living Comparison

Chicago Lyon
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2384
$1379
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5451
$3365
🏠 One person rent
$1436
$666
🏘️ Family rent
$2255
$1183
🍽️ Food expenses
$551
$477
🚐 Transport expenses
$224
$121
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4960
$2537
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
9 km
🎓 Higher education
100
91
😀 Quality of life
95
88
🏙️ Population
2.75M
523K

The cost of living in Chicago is 73% more expensive than in Lyon. Cities ranked 203rd and 2992nd ($2384 vs $1379) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 156th and 21st in the United States and France, respectively. Check the United States vs France comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Chicago compared to 1.8 months in Lyon. Chicago ranked 2nd best city to live in the United States vs Lyon ranked 3rd in France, while ranked 17th and 139th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chicago vs Lyon

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Chicago Lyon
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.3
$13.7
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65
$50.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.75
$10.1
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.37
$6.36
 Cappuccino
$4.69
$3.11
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.13
$2.56
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1620
$689
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1190
$521
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2762
$1323
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1851
$955
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
$82.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$172
$126
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.1
$28
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.34%
1.6%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4967
$5862
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2217
$4357
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.5
$1.94
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$87
$66.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.2
$17.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.37
$1.82
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$1.06
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.59
$1.14
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.87
$1.41
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.41
$3.77
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
$17.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.8
$12.8
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$18.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.36
$2.45
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$2.05
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.99
$2.9
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.96
$3.35
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$1.86
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$1.8
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.32
$0.65
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.04
$2.04
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.8
$7.37
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$2.49
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15
$9.79
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.5
$6.23
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.7
$4.28
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.9
$2.25
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$2.68
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$57.3
$35.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.4
$11.8
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$122
$25
💇 Haircut, simple
$26.2
$17.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.9
$85.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$90.2
$95
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1663
$742
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$19818
$8471

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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 Lyon

Distance City Cost of living
3.1 km or 1.9 mi Villeurbanne
$1329
50 km or 31 mi Saint-Etienne
$952
61 km or 38 mi Macon
$1328
67 km or 42 mi Roanne
$1241
84 km or 52 mi Aix-les-Bains
$1163
87 km or 54 mi Chambery
$1173
92 km or 57 mi Valence
$1244
94 km or 58 mi Grenoble
$1211
101 km or 63 mi Annecy
$1567
109 km or 68 mi Vernier
$2377
109 km or 68 mi Meyrin
$2418
110 km or 68 mi Lancy
$2348
111 km or 69 mi Carouge
$2408
112 km or 70 mi Geneva
$2895
114 km or 71 mi Chalon-sur-Saone
$1274
117 km or 73 mi Vichy
$1242
118 km or 73 mi Annemasse
$1609
120 km or 74 mi Le Creusot
$1433
128 km or 80 mi Nyon
$3326
136 km or 85 mi Clermont-Ferrand
$1225
158 km or 98 mi Chamonix
$1680
159 km or 99 mi Renens
$2418
163 km or 101 mi Lausanne
$2495
175 km or 108 mi Dijon
$1100
177 km or 110 mi Montreux
$2644
179 km or 111 mi Yverdon-les-Bains
$2037
184 km or 115 mi Montlucon
$1242
188 km or 117 mi Besancon
$1162
188 km or 117 mi Nevers
$1075
192 km or 120 mi Aosta
$1242
195 km or 121 mi Bulle
$2412
201 km or 125 mi Avignon
$1266
202 km or 125 mi Sion
$2400
211 km or 131 mi Neuchatel
$2053
212 km or 132 mi Fribourg
$1917
213 km or 132 mi La Chaux-de-Fonds
$2334
217 km or 135 mi Nimes
$1051
227 km or 141 mi Manosque
$1137
236 km or 147 mi Turin
$1134
236 km or 147 mi Koniz
$2419