Chicago vs Okayama - Cost of Living Comparison

Chicago Okayama
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2384
$1155
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5451
$2487
🏠 One person rent
$1436
$542
🏘️ Family rent
$2255
$733
🍽️ Food expenses
$551
$360
🚐 Transport expenses
$224
$167
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4960
$2485
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
13 km
🎓 Higher education
100
68
😀 Quality of life
95
73
🏙️ Population
2.75M
720K

The cost of living in Chicago is 106% more expensive than in Okayama. Cities ranked 203rd and 4138th ($2384 vs $1155) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 156th and 25th in the United States and Japan, respectively. Check the United States vs Japan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Chicago compared to 2.2 months in Okayama. Chicago ranked 2nd best city to live in the United States vs Okayama ranked 291st in Japan, while ranked 17th and 1173rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Chicago Okayama
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.3
$5.11
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65
$18.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.75
$4.67
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.37
$2.63
 Cappuccino
$4.69
$3.21
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.13
$1.13
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1620
$702
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1190
$349
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2762
$829
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1851
$493
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
$97.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$172
$150
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.1
$23.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.34%
1%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4967
$3961
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2217
$2448
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.5
$1.52
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$87
$64.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.2
$30.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.37
$0.9
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$1.36
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.59
$1.77
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.87
$3.59
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.41
$1.48
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
$15.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.8
$6.57
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$16.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.36
$3.93
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$2.53
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.99
$4.05
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.96
$4.49
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$2.8
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$2.15
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.32
$0.5
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.04
$1.38
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.8
$7.75
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$1.96
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15
$3.77
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.5
$10.4
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.7
$3.65
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.9
$1.08
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$1.83
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$57.3
$52.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.4
$12.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$122
$34.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$26.2
$6.36
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.9
$43.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$90.2
$51
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1663
$76
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$19818
$5414

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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 Okayama

Distance City Cost of living
15 km or 9.3 mi Akaiwa
$1023
15 km or 9.4 mi Kurashiki
$1015
16 km or 9.8 mi Soja
$1021
16 km or 10 mi Setouchi
$1018
18 km or 11 mi Tamano
$1022
27 km or 17 mi Bizen
$1019
32 km or 20 mi Takahashi
$1021
33 km or 21 mi Asakuchi
$1023
37 km or 23 mi Sakaide
$1021
41 km or 25 mi Kasaoka
$1024
42 km or 26 mi Marugame
$1025
42 km or 26 mi Ibara
$1024
43 km or 27 mi Sanuki
$1021
44 km or 28 mi Takamatsu
$832
45 km or 28 mi Ayagawa
$1022
45 km or 28 mi Tadotsu
$1021
45 km or 28 mi Ako
$1023
45 km or 28 mi Mimasaka
$1020
47 km or 29 mi Miki
$1020
48 km or 30 mi Zentsuji
$1020
50 km or 31 mi Maniwa
$1020
53 km or 33 mi Aioi
$1020
54 km or 34 mi Fukuyama
$1100
55 km or 34 mi Niimi
$1023
56 km or 35 mi Tsuyama
$1026
59 km or 37 mi Mitoyo
$1021
61 km or 38 mi Higashikagawa
$1018
62 km or 38 mi Tatsuno
$1020
63 km or 39 mi Kan'onji
$1024
63 km or 39 mi Fuchu
$1020
64 km or 40 mi Taishi
$1021
70 km or 43 mi Shiso
$1022
70 km or 44 mi Awa
$1022
70 km or 44 mi Miyoshi
$1018
70 km or 44 mi Mima
$1023
70 km or 44 mi Onomichi
$1015
72 km or 45 mi Himeji
$1164
77 km or 48 mi Yoshinogawa
$1021
79 km or 49 mi Aizumi
$1022
80 km or 50 mi Ishii
$1023