Chicago vs Nairobi - Cost of Living Comparison

Chicago Nairobi
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2384
$716
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5451
$1916
🏠 One person rent
$1436
$280
🏘️ Family rent
$2255
$603
🍽️ Food expenses
$551
$241
🚐 Transport expenses
$224
$138
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4960
$460
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
4 km
🎓 Higher education
100
69
😀 Quality of life
95
62
🏙️ Population
2.75M
5.55M

The cost of living in Chicago is 233% more expensive than in Nairobi. Cities ranked 203rd and 6447th ($2384 vs $716) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 156th and 1st in the United States and Kenya, respectively. Check the United States vs Kenya comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Chicago compared to 0.6 months in Nairobi. Chicago ranked 2nd best city to live in the United States vs Nairobi ranked 1st in Kenya, while ranked 17th and 4840th among best cities to live in the world.

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Chicago Nairobi
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.3
$3.72
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65
$25.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.75
$5.73
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.37
$2.07
 Cappuccino
$4.69
$2.32
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.13
$0.55
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1620
$349
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1190
$159
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2762
$891
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1851
$405
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
$32.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$172
$49.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.1
$50.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.34%
12.96%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4967
$4018
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2217
$654
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.5
$0.84
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$87
$32.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.2
$11.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.37
$1.14
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$0.94
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.59
$0.47
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.87
$1
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.41
$1.71
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
$13.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.8
$6.44
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$4.75
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.36
$2.37
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$0.9
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.99
$1.77
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.96
$0.89
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$0.9
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$1
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.32
$0.5
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.04
$1.34
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.8
$9.51
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$1.84
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15
$2.45
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.5
$2.69
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.7
$4.14
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.9
$1.18
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$1.33
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$57.3
$40.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.4
$6.14
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$122
$25
💇 Haircut, simple
$26.2
$5.63
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.9
$19.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$90.2
$42.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1663
$181
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$19818
$9355

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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 Nairobi

Distance City Cost of living
40 km or 25 mi Thika
$414
56 km or 35 mi Machakos
$384
139 km or 87 mi Nakuru
$462
175 km or 109 mi Meru
$422
232 km or 144 mi Arusha
$591
235 km or 146 mi Moshi
$675
263 km or 164 mi Eldoret
$445
265 km or 165 mi Kisumu
$494
316 km or 196 mi Mumias
$443
367 km or 228 mi Tororo
$491
394 km or 245 mi Mbale
$469
425 km or 264 mi Malindi
$350
441 km or 274 mi Mombasa
$599
444 km or 276 mi Jinja
$405
456 km or 284 mi Mwanza
$555
491 km or 305 mi Tanga
$599
501 km or 311 mi Kira Town
$486
503 km or 313 mi Kampala
$637
507 km or 315 mi Entebbe
$516
564 km or 351 mi Dodoma
$656
603 km or 375 mi Stone Town
$636
604 km or 375 mi Zanzibar
$854
623 km or 387 mi Morogoro
$653
671 km or 417 mi Dar es Salaam
$796
674 km or 419 mi Gulu
$433
741 km or 461 mi Muyinga
$481
751 km or 467 mi Byumba
$668
755 km or 469 mi Kigali
$677
769 km or 478 mi Ruyigi
$481
778 km or 483 mi Kasese
$410
794 km or 494 mi Nyanza
$584
796 km or 495 mi Bunia
$886
798 km or 496 mi Ruhengeri
$600
798 km or 496 mi Ngozi
$481
799 km or 496 mi Butare
$578
801 km or 498 mi Gitega
$473
811 km or 504 mi Rutana
$482
813 km or 505 mi Arua
$470
835 km or 519 mi Kibuye
$663
841 km or 523 mi Beni
$869