Chicago vs Medina - Cost of Living Comparison

Chicago Medina
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2384
$892
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5451
$2282
🏠 One person rent
$1436
$359
🏘️ Family rent
$2255
$645
🍽️ Food expenses
$551
$287
🚐 Transport expenses
$224
$145
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4960
$1532
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
14 km
🎓 Higher education
100
22
😀 Quality of life
95
52
🏙️ Population
2.75M
1.18M

The cost of living in Chicago is 167% more expensive than in Medina. Cities ranked 203rd and 5749th ($2384 vs $892) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 156th and 9th in the United States and Saudi Arabia, respectively. Check the United States vs Saudi Arabia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Chicago compared to 1.7 months in Medina. Chicago ranked 2nd best city to live in the United States vs Medina ranked 7th in Saudi Arabia, while ranked 17th and 6056th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chicago vs Medina

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Chicago Medina
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.3
$5.75
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65
$24.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.75
$6.05
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.37
$1.32
 Cappuccino
$4.69
$3.06
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.13
$0.71
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1620
$273
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1190
$224
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2762
$948
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1851
$370
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
$62.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$172
$95.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.1
$63
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.34%
4.51%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4967
$1006
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2217
$532
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.5
$0.81
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$87
$93.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.2
$12.8
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.37
$0.45
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$1.43
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.59
$0.66
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.87
$2.18
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.41
$2.88
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
$5.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.8
$6.47
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$10.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.36
$1.98
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$2.01
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.99
$1.66
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.96
$1.71
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$2.06
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$1.87
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.32
$0.42
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.04
$1.86
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.8
$2.66
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$2.31
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15
$6.77
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.5
$5.28
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.7
$3.9
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.9
$1.33
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$3.16
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$57.3
$63.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.4
$16.2
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$122
$26
💇 Haircut, simple
$26.2
$2.75
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.9
$46.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$90.2
$87.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1663
$546
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$19818
$8195

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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

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Distance City Cost of living
168 km or 104 mi Yanbu
$833
328 km or 204 mi Jeddah
$990
339 km or 211 mi Mecca
$926
378 km or 235 mi Al Wajh
$820
398 km or 247 mi Ha'il
$877
422 km or 262 mi Ar Rass
$752
477 km or 296 mi Unaizah
$847
531 km or 330 mi Tabuk
$1051
585 km or 363 mi Bisha
$821
593 km or 368 mi Port Sudan
$603
595 km or 370 mi Dumat al-Jandal
$815
615 km or 382 mi Sakakah
$827
650 km or 404 mi Sharm El Sheikh
$457
657 km or 408 mi Hurghada
$433
661 km or 411 mi Bareq
$820
675 km or 419 mi El Gouna
$360
676 km or 420 mi Dahab
$468
680 km or 423 mi Aswan
$309
714 km or 444 mi Luxor
$345
717 km or 446 mi Qena
$329
719 km or 447 mi Riyadh
$1132
723 km or 449 mi Aqaba
$926
729 km or 453 mi Eilat
$1616
742 km or 461 mi Ma'an
$554
757 km or 470 mi Abha
$975
758 km or 471 mi As Sulayyil
$834
810 km or 503 mi Tafilah
$572
827 km or 514 mi Sohag
$344
839 km or 522 mi Al-Karak
$511
861 km or 535 mi Dimona
$1641
870 km or 540 mi Arad
$1326
890 km or 553 mi Beersheba
$1541
896 km or 557 mi Asyut
$395
901 km or 560 mi Hebron
$784
902 km or 561 mi Dura
$800
902 km or 561 mi Ofakim
$1642
905 km or 562 mi Rahat
$1653
906 km or 563 mi Amman
$968
907 km or 564 mi Najran
$981
913 km or 567 mi Bethlehem
$1040