Chicago vs Mogadishu - Cost of Living Comparison

Chicago Mogadishu
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2384
$828
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5451
$3239
🏠 One person rent
$1436
$273
🏘️ Family rent
$2255
$1601
🍽️ Food expenses
$551
$281
🚐 Transport expenses
$224
$82.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4960
$409
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
100
26
😀 Quality of life
95
17
🏙️ Population
2.75M
2.12M

The cost of living in Chicago is 188% more expensive than in Mogadishu. Cities ranked 203rd and 5981st ($2384 vs $828) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 156th and 1st in the United States and Somalia, respectively. Check the United States vs Somalia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Chicago compared to 0.5 months in Mogadishu. Chicago ranked 2nd best city to live in the United States vs Mogadishu ranked 1st in Somalia, while ranked 17th and 9045th among best cities to live in the world.

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Chicago Mogadishu
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.3
$2
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65
$69.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.75
$5.47
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.37
$7.01
 Cappuccino
$4.69
$1
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.13
$0.64
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1620
$179
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1190
$70.9
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2762
$2245
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1851
$1129
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
$125
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$172
$193
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.1
$55.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.34%
7.82%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4967
$16192
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2217
$807
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.5
$0.3
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$87
$34.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.2
$6.27
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.37
$0.92
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$1.41
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.59
$0.92
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.87
$1.17
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.41
$1.9
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
$4.28
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.8
$4.29
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$4.98
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.36
$3.39
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$0.98
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.99
$2.23
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.96
$1.08
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$1
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$0.98
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.32
$0.42
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.04
$1.15
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.8
$25.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$0.49
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15
$1.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.5
$2.94
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.7
$2.96
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.9
$1.51
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$1.11
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$57.3
$23.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.4
$14.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$122
$171
💇 Haircut, simple
$26.2
$50.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.9
$15.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$90.2
$58.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1663
$78.7
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$19818
$777

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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 Mogadishu

Distance City Cost of living
223 km or 138 mi Baidoa
$561
824 km or 512 mi Malindi
$350
849 km or 527 mi Hargeisa
$788
860 km or 534 mi Jijiga
$601
883 km or 549 mi Harar
$539
883 km or 549 mi Meru
$422
909 km or 565 mi Borama
$592
923 km or 573 mi Dire Dawa
$553
925 km or 575 mi Mombasa
$599
944 km or 586 mi Awasa
$659
980 km or 609 mi Thika
$414
981 km or 610 mi Machakos
$384
1017 km or 632 mi Nairobi
$716
1051 km or 653 mi Tanga
$599
1054 km or 655 mi Ali Sabieh
$523
1060 km or 659 mi Dikhil
$522
1063 km or 661 mi Nakuru
$462
1066 km or 663 mi Addis Ababa
$831
1072 km or 666 mi Moshi
$675
1090 km or 677 mi Djibouti City
$552
1127 km or 700 mi Obock
$524
1131 km or 703 mi Eldoret
$445
1131 km or 703 mi Jimma
$603
1135 km or 705 mi Arusha
$591
1139 km or 708 mi Stone Town
$636
1139 km or 708 mi Zanzibar
$854
1191 km or 740 mi Dar es Salaam
$796
1191 km or 740 mi Dessie
$606
1197 km or 744 mi Aden
$509
1201 km or 747 mi Kisumu
$494
1222 km or 759 mi Mumias
$443
1246 km or 774 mi Mbale
$469
1250 km or 777 mi Tororo
$491
1291 km or 802 mi Taiz
$512
1303 km or 810 mi Morogoro
$653
1332 km or 828 mi Ibb
$502
1346 km or 836 mi Victoria
$1387
1361 km or 846 mi Jinja
$405
1370 km or 851 mi Zabid
$484
1377 km or 855 mi Bahir Dar
$556