Chicago vs Moscow - Cost of Living Comparison

Chicago Moscow
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2372
$1253
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5663
$2995
🏠 One person rent
$1412
$694
🏘️ Family rent
$2402
$1212
🍽️ Food expenses
$585
$321
🚐 Transport expenses
$210
$116
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$5314
$1239
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
27 km
🎓 Higher education
100
95
😀 Quality of life
96
74
🏙️ Population
2.75M
12.5M

The cost of living in Chicago is 89% more expensive than in Moscow. Cities ranked 254th and 4019th ($2372 vs $1253) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 195th and 1st in the United States and Russia, respectively. Check the United States vs Russia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.2 months in Chicago compared to 1 months in Moscow. Chicago ranked 1st best city to live in the United States vs Moscow ranked 1st in Russia, while ranked 11th and 1168th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chicago vs Moscow

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Chicago Moscow
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.8
$8.52
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$62.8
$39.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.52
$5.6
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.86
$4.66
 Cappuccino
$5.14
$3.34
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.6
$1.13
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1692
$882
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1112
$524
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$3028
$1606
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1930
$928
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$124
$91.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$192
$141
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$60.8
$7.63
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.59%
9.59%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4099
$7317
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2764
$3781
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.5
$0.72
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$77.1
$35.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.1
$7.74
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.21
$0.74
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.04
$1.28
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.81
$0.75
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.12
$1.2
🥚 Eggs, x12
$4.12
$1.82
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.8
$13.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12
$5.63
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.4
$10.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.41
$1.6
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.59
$1.18
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.66
$1.77
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.1
$3.19
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.99
$0.75
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.11
$0.6
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.51
$0.5
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.21
$2.13
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.6
$10.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.75
$1.1
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15.6
$2.75
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.5
$8.07
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.76
$4.77
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.92
$1.73
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.98
$2.32
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$63.1
$44.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.5
$7.07
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$101
$31.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$26.3
$15.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$59.8
$108
👟 Brand Sneakers
$92.3
$118
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1798
$551
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$21587
$10113

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Cities near Chicago

Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 7 mi Cicero
$2010
14 km or 8.8 mi Berwyn
$2103
14 km or 8.9 mi Oak Park
$2132
16 km or 10 mi Elmwood Park
$2011
18 km or 11 mi Maywood
$2010
18 km or 11 mi Evanston
$2114
19 km or 12 mi Skokie
$2022
19 km or 12 mi Burbank
$2008
20 km or 12 mi Melrose Park
$2016
21 km or 13 mi Oak Lawn
$2012
22 km or 14 mi Morton Grove
$2020
22 km or 14 mi Niles
$2051
23 km or 14 mi Park Ridge
$2008
23 km or 14 mi Wilmette
$2021
25 km or 16 mi Blue Island
$2014
26 km or 16 mi Elmhurst
$2023
27 km or 17 mi Glenview
$2025
28 km or 17 mi Des Plaines
$1890
28 km or 18 mi Dolton
$2010
29 km or 18 mi Villa Park
$2016
30 km or 19 mi Harvey
$2021
30 km or 19 mi East Chicago
$1902
30 km or 19 mi Westmont
$2009
31 km or 19 mi Calumet
$2014
31 km or 20 mi South Holland
$2020
32 km or 20 mi Lombard
$1995
32 km or 20 mi Hammond
$2009
32 km or 20 mi Oak Forest
$2021
33 km or 20 mi Northbrook
$2011
33 km or 20 mi Mount Prospect
$2021
33 km or 20 mi Darien
$2020
33 km or 21 mi Elk Grove Village
$2015
34 km or 21 mi Downers Grove
$2017
35 km or 22 mi Orland Park
$2016
36 km or 22 mi Lansing
$2013
36 km or 22 mi Glen Ellyn
$2012
37 km or 23 mi Highland Park
$2012
37 km or 23 mi Munster
$2015
37 km or 23 mi Tinley Park
$2016
37 km or 23 mi Wheeling
$2022

Cities near Moscow

Distance City Cost of living
18 km or 11 mi Khimki
$913
19 km or 12 mi Krasnogorsk
$1045
19 km or 12 mi Lyubertsy
$626
19 km or 12 mi Mytishchi
$879
21 km or 13 mi Balashikha
$744
22 km or 14 mi Korolyov
$822
37 km or 23 mi Podolsk
$834
52 km or 32 mi Elektrostal
$655
96 km or 60 mi Obninsk
$571
161 km or 100 mi Kaluga
$624
161 km or 100 mi Tver
$632
173 km or 107 mi Tula
$757
179 km or 111 mi Vladimir
$611
184 km or 114 mi Ryazan
$641
248 km or 154 mi Yaroslavl
$635
250 km or 155 mi Ivanovo
$538
266 km or 165 mi Rybinsk
$700
301 km or 187 mi Kostroma
$549
326 km or 202 mi Oryol
$550
349 km or 217 mi Bryansk
$513
366 km or 228 mi Dzerzhinsk
$583
369 km or 229 mi Smolensk
$547
372 km or 231 mi Lipetsk
$559
376 km or 234 mi Cherepovets
$505
402 km or 250 mi Nizhny Novgorod
$736
408 km or 254 mi Vologda
$578
419 km or 260 mi Tambov
$606
457 km or 284 mi Kursk
$504
466 km or 290 mi Voronezh
$611
474 km or 294 mi Vitebsk
$375
491 km or 305 mi Veliky Novgorod
$637
495 km or 308 mi Starooskolsky
$658
496 km or 308 mi Stary Oskol
$542
509 km or 316 mi Mogilev
$488
513 km or 319 mi Saransk
$594
555 km or 345 mi Penza
$525
568 km or 353 mi Gomel
$478
571 km or 355 mi Sumy
$367
577 km or 359 mi Belgorod
$523
601 km or 373 mi Cheboksary
$520