Chicago vs Maputo - Cost of Living Comparison

Chicago Maputo
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2384
$1049
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5451
$2602
🏠 One person rent
$1436
$544
🏘️ Family rent
$2255
$1076
🍽️ Food expenses
$551
$296
🚐 Transport expenses
$224
$125
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4960
$221
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
1 km
🎓 Higher education
100
24
😀 Quality of life
95
41
🏙️ Population
2.75M
1.19M

The cost of living in Chicago is 127% more expensive than in Maputo. Cities ranked 203rd and 4440th ($2384 vs $1049) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 156th and 4th in the United States and Mozambique, respectively. Check the United States vs Mozambique comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Chicago compared to 0.2 months in Maputo. Chicago ranked 2nd best city to live in the United States vs Maputo ranked 1st in Mozambique, while ranked 17th and 7028th among best cities to live in the world.

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Chicago Maputo
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.3
$12
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65
$40.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.75
$4.59
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.37
$1.21
 Cappuccino
$4.69
$1.72
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.13
$1.36
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1620
$837
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1190
$301
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2762
$1575
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1851
$751
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
$48.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$172
$73.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.1
$87.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.34%
25.38%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4967
$3194
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2217
$2092
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.5
$0.28
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$87
$13.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.2
$24.8
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.37
$1.14
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$1.42
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.59
$0.72
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.87
$0.83
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.41
$1.9
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
$14.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.8
$6.23
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$5.35
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.36
$1.81
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$0.78
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.99
$1.37
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.96
$1.13
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$0.77
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$1.07
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.32
$0.47
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.04
$1.19
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.8
$12.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$1.04
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15
$2.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.5
$4.88
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.7
$4.16
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.9
$1.81
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$1.46
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$57.3
$46.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.4
$8.56
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$122
$40.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$26.2
$6.44
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.9
$35
👟 Brand Sneakers
$90.2
$66.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1663
$280
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$19818
$4423

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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 Maputo

Distance City Cost of living
12 km or 7.7 mi Matola
$1058
136 km or 85 mi Manzini
$733
144 km or 90 mi Xai-Xai
$1114
148 km or 92 mi Mbabane
$722
272 km or 169 mi Vryheid
$835
310 km or 193 mi Middelburg
$822
318 km or 197 mi Bethal
$760
415 km or 258 mi Springs
$766
426 km or 265 mi Benoni
$821
439 km or 273 mi Centurion
$734
440 km or 273 mi Pretoria
$835
453 km or 281 mi Sandton
$907
454 km or 282 mi Johannesburg
$935
457 km or 284 mi Randburg
$776
460 km or 286 mi Pietermaritzburg
$685
464 km or 288 mi Durban
$827
471 km or 292 mi Vereeniging
$728
472 km or 293 mi Soweto
$897
480 km or 299 mi Vanderbijlpark
$852
483 km or 300 mi Brits
$763
534 km or 332 mi Butha-Buthe
$579
536 km or 333 mi Rustenburg
$881
553 km or 343 mi Potchefstroom
$639
564 km or 351 mi Kroonstad
$770
598 km or 371 mi Teyateyaneng
$579
598 km or 372 mi Klerksdorp
$629
624 km or 388 mi Welkom
$708
628 km or 390 mi Maseru
$593
661 km or 411 mi Mahalapye
$544
667 km or 414 mi Palapye
$506
674 km or 419 mi Masvingo
$825
680 km or 422 mi Mafeteng
$579
685 km or 425 mi Gaborone
$668
695 km or 432 mi Mmabatho
$762
697 km or 433 mi Lobatse
$615
712 km or 443 mi Serowe
$527
715 km or 444 mi Beira
$990
720 km or 447 mi Bloemfontein
$696
730 km or 453 mi Mthatha
$760
732 km or 455 mi Molepolole
$616