Chicago vs Maseru - Cost of Living Comparison

Chicago Maseru
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2384
$593
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5451
$1496
🏠 One person rent
$1436
$265
🏘️ Family rent
$2255
$585
🍽️ Food expenses
$551
$240
🚐 Transport expenses
$224
$34.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4960
$1198
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
18 km
🎓 Higher education
100
15
😀 Quality of life
95
23
🏙️ Population
2.75M
331K

The cost of living in Chicago is 302% more expensive than in Maseru. Cities ranked 203rd and 7476th ($2384 vs $593) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 156th and 1st in the United States and Lesotho, respectively. Check the United States vs Lesotho comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Chicago compared to 2 months in Maseru. Chicago ranked 2nd best city to live in the United States vs Maseru ranked 1st in Lesotho, while ranked 17th and 8909th among best cities to live in the world.

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Chicago Maseru
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.3
$2.99
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65
$24.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.75
$12
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.37
$0.92
 Cappuccino
$4.69
$1.5
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.13
$0.73
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1620
$271
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1190
$159
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2762
$776
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1851
$409
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
$36.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$172
$56.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.1
$46.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.34%
9.93%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4967
$930
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2217
$531
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.5
$0.48
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$87
$17.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.2
$6.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.37
$0.84
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$1.08
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.59
$0.8
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.87
$1.52
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.41
$1.35
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
$4.38
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.8
$2.98
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$5.11
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.36
$1.26
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$1.43
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.99
$1.8
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.96
$1.57
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$1.52
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$1.35
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.32
$0.67
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.04
$1.2
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.8
$4.48
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$1.15
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15
$2.35
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.5
$3.13
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.7
$2.8
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.9
$1.47
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$1.09
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$57.3
$26
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.4
$4.52
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$122
$18.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$26.2
$4.05
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.9
$39.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$90.2
$50.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1663
$32.8
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$19818
$717

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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 Maseru

Distance City Cost of living
30 km or 19 mi Teyateyaneng
$579
61 km or 38 mi Mafeteng
$579
94 km or 58 mi Butha-Buthe
$579
125 km or 78 mi Bloemfontein
$696
165 km or 103 mi Welkom
$708
187 km or 116 mi Kroonstad
$770
272 km or 169 mi Kimberley
$785
280 km or 174 mi Mthatha
$760
283 km or 176 mi Klerksdorp
$629
286 km or 178 mi Pietermaritzburg
$685
291 km or 181 mi Potchefstroom
$639
292 km or 182 mi Vanderbijlpark
$852
294 km or 182 mi Komani
$761
296 km or 184 mi Vereeniging
$728
341 km or 212 mi Soweto
$897
348 km or 216 mi Durban
$827
350 km or 217 mi Johannesburg
$935
353 km or 219 mi Springs
$766
357 km or 222 mi Benoni
$821
361 km or 224 mi Sandton
$907
361 km or 225 mi Randburg
$776
366 km or 227 mi Vryheid
$835
372 km or 231 mi Bethal
$760
390 km or 242 mi Centurion
$734
394 km or 245 mi Bhisho
$783
402 km or 250 mi Pretoria
$835
406 km or 252 mi Rustenburg
$881
410 km or 255 mi East London
$800
412 km or 256 mi Brits
$763
426 km or 264 mi Mmabatho
$762
440 km or 274 mi Middelburg
$822
453 km or 281 mi Makhanda
$766
489 km or 304 mi Lobatse
$615
491 km or 305 mi Mbabane
$722
495 km or 307 mi Manzini
$733
525 km or 326 mi Kanye
$641
532 km or 330 mi Uitenhage
$579
540 km or 336 mi Gaborone
$668
547 km or 340 mi Port Elizabeth
$905
580 km or 360 mi Molepolole
$616