Chicago vs Manila - Cost of Living Comparison

Chicago Manila
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2384
$755
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5451
$2086
🏠 One person rent
$1436
$394
🏘️ Family rent
$2255
$949
🍽️ Food expenses
$551
$235
🚐 Transport expenses
$224
$61.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4960
$434
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
11 km
🎓 Higher education
100
74
😀 Quality of life
95
65
🏙️ Population
2.75M
1.85M

The cost of living in Chicago is 216% more expensive than in Manila. Cities ranked 203rd and 6222nd ($2384 vs $755) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 156th and 6th in the United States and the Philippines, respectively. Check the United States vs the Philippines comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Chicago compared to 0.6 months in Manila. Chicago ranked 2nd best city to live in the United States vs Manila ranked 1st in the Philippines, while ranked 17th and 4129th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chicago vs Manila

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Chicago Manila
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.3
$3.25
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65
$24
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.75
$3.35
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.37
$1.46
 Cappuccino
$4.69
$2.67
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.13
$0.99
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1620
$486
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1190
$245
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2762
$1515
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1851
$639
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
$63
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$172
$96.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.1
$37.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.34%
7.78%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4967
$3557
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2217
$2640
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.5
$0.54
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$87
$24.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.2
$3.16
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.37
$1.29
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$1.61
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.59
$1.19
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.87
$1.02
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.41
$1.87
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
$5.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.8
$4.04
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$6.88
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.36
$2.76
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$1.44
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.99
$2.93
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.96
$1.45
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$1.88
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$1.64
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.32
$0.42
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.04
$1.55
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.8
$9.02
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$1.15
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15
$2.47
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.5
$5.21
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.7
$2.79
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.9
$1.78
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$1.56
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$57.3
$42.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.4
$5.65
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$122
$11.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$26.2
$4.84
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.9
$40.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$90.2
$71
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1663
$273
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$19818
$8737

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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 Manila

Distance City Cost of living
5.7 km or 3.5 mi Pasay
$744
6.1 km or 3.8 mi Caloocan
$522
6.2 km or 3.9 mi Mandaluyong
$792
7.3 km or 4.6 mi Quezon
$728
7.7 km or 4.8 mi Malabon
$523
7.9 km or 4.9 mi Makati
$860
8.8 km or 5.4 mi Navotas
$584
12 km or 7.2 mi Valenzuela
$473
12 km or 7.2 mi Pasig
$809
12 km or 7.3 mi Taguig
$824
15 km or 9 mi Marikina
$443
15 km or 9.3 mi Bacoor
$537
15 km or 9.3 mi Paranaque
$569
15 km or 9.5 mi Cainta
$611
16 km or 9.7 mi Meycauayan
$551
16 km or 10 mi Las Pinas
$550
19 km or 12 mi Imus
$584
21 km or 13 mi Antipolo
$618
25 km or 15 mi Muntinlupa
$602
25 km or 16 mi San Jose del Monte
$508
26 km or 16 mi General Trias
$568
28 km or 17 mi San Pedro
$593
28 km or 17 mi Binangonan
$467
30 km or 19 mi Dasmarinas
$441
31 km or 19 mi Binan
$507
33 km or 20 mi Malolos
$552
34 km or 21 mi Santa Rosa
$743
37 km or 23 mi Trece Martires
$550
39 km or 24 mi Cabuyao
$575
47 km or 29 mi Calamba
$471
58 km or 36 mi San Fernando
$585
60 km or 37 mi Tanauan
$548
61 km or 38 mi Santo Tomas
$549
69 km or 43 mi San Pablo
$438
74 km or 46 mi Angeles
$637
75 km or 47 mi Lipa
$531
79 km or 49 mi Olongapo
$500
81 km or 50 mi Mabalacat
$553
94 km or 59 mi Batangas
$525
99 km or 61 mi Cabanatuan
$390