Chicago vs Milan - Cost of Living Comparison

Chicago Milan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2384
$1657
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5451
$4214
🏠 One person rent
$1436
$884
🏘️ Family rent
$2255
$1696
🍽️ Food expenses
$551
$465
🚐 Transport expenses
$224
$164
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4960
$1852
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
7 km
🎓 Higher education
100
98
😀 Quality of life
95
85
🏙️ Population
2.75M
1.37M

The cost of living in Chicago is 44% more expensive than in Milan. Cities ranked 203rd and 2287th ($2384 vs $1657) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 156th and 1st in the United States and Italy, respectively. Check the United States vs Italy comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Chicago compared to 1.1 months in Milan. Chicago ranked 2nd best city to live in the United States vs Milan ranked 2nd in Italy, while ranked 17th and 206th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chicago vs Milan

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Chicago Milan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.3
$14.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65
$65.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.75
$9.15
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.37
$5.66
 Cappuccino
$4.69
$1.97
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.13
$2.69
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1620
$1017
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1190
$678
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2762
$1962
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1851
$1381
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
$111
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$172
$171
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.1
$27
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.34%
1.6%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4967
$8584
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2217
$4627
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.5
$2.03
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$87
$37.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.2
$22.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.37
$1.99
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$1.46
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.59
$1.56
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.87
$1.74
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.41
$3.54
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
$13
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.8
$11.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$19.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.36
$2.18
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$1.9
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.99
$1.89
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.96
$2.68
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$1.51
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$1.09
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.32
$0.3
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.04
$1.83
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.8
$8.65
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$1.6
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15
$6.07
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.5
$11.6
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.7
$2.97
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.9
$2.7
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$2.1
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$57.3
$67.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.4
$10.2
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$122
$83.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$26.2
$15.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.9
$84.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$90.2
$94
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1663
$771
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$19818
$16123

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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 Milan

Distance City Cost of living
8 km or 5 mi Buccinasco
$1069
15 km or 9.1 mi Monza
$1290
20 km or 13 mi Seregno
$1151
21 km or 13 mi Saronno
$1105
29 km or 18 mi Lodi
$1234
30 km or 19 mi Cantu
$1046
30 km or 19 mi Vigevano
$1085
31 km or 19 mi Busto Arsizio
$1199
31 km or 20 mi Pavia
$1187
39 km or 24 mi Como
$1351
40 km or 25 mi Crema
$1141
45 km or 28 mi Novara
$1071
45 km or 28 mi Bergamo
$1330
46 km or 28 mi Lecco
$1149
48 km or 30 mi Varese
$1133
55 km or 34 mi Voghera
$1182
61 km or 38 mi Piacenza
$1211
63 km or 39 mi Vercelli
$1076
63 km or 39 mi Lugano
$2470
69 km or 43 mi Tortona
$1090
76 km or 47 mi Cremona
$1110
76 km or 47 mi Alessandria
$965
81 km or 50 mi Brescia
$1200
82 km or 51 mi Bellinzona
$2388
89 km or 55 mi Biella
$1064
100 km or 62 mi Asti
$943
116 km or 72 mi Parma
$1282
120 km or 74 mi Genoa
$1235
125 km or 78 mi Turin
$1134
130 km or 81 mi Mantua
$1267
140 km or 87 mi Savona
$1197
141 km or 87 mi Verona
$1237
142 km or 88 mi Reggio Emilia
$1103
149 km or 92 mi Aosta
$1242
156 km or 97 mi Chur
$2233
159 km or 99 mi La Spezia
$1184
162 km or 100 mi Sassuolo
$1174
162 km or 101 mi Mondovi
$1232
164 km or 102 mi Trento
$1218
164 km or 102 mi Modena
$1285