Chicago vs Osaka - Cost of Living Comparison

Chicago Osaka
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2384
$1295
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5451
$3406
🏠 One person rent
$1436
$518
🏘️ Family rent
$2255
$1083
🍽️ Food expenses
$551
$414
🚐 Transport expenses
$224
$249
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4960
$2449
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
12 km
🎓 Higher education
100
97
😀 Quality of life
95
97
🏙️ Population
2.75M
2.75M

The cost of living in Chicago is 84% more expensive than in Osaka. Cities ranked 203rd and 3202nd ($2384 vs $1295) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 156th and 8th 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 1.9 months in Osaka. Chicago ranked 2nd best city to live in the United States vs Osaka ranked 3rd in Japan, while ranked 17th and 8th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chicago vs Osaka

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Chicago Osaka
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.3
$6.62
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65
$33.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.75
$5.26
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.37
$3.58
 Cappuccino
$4.69
$3.56
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.13
$1.24
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1620
$607
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1190
$356
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2762
$1339
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1851
$824
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
$80.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$172
$125
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.1
$30.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.34%
1.37%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4967
$8246
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2217
$4872
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.5
$1.6
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$87
$74.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.2
$26.8
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.37
$1.18
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$1.38
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.59
$1.37
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.87
$3.44
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.41
$2.04
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
$17
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.8
$6.5
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$21.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.36
$4.28
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$1.86
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.99
$3.57
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.96
$5.3
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$3.2
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$2.02
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.32
$0.65
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.04
$1.53
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.8
$10.3
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$2.11
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15
$3.85
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.5
$12.9
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.7
$4.67
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.9
$2.04
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$1.66
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$57.3
$60.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.4
$13.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$122
$32.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$26.2
$22.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.9
$52.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$90.2
$68.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1663
$358
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$19818
$10882

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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 Osaka

Distance City Cost of living
7.2 km or 4.5 mi Moriguchi
$1032
8.2 km or 5.1 mi Suita
$1397
8.7 km or 5.4 mi Kadoma
$1021
9.2 km or 5.7 mi Higashiosaka
$1093
10 km or 6.4 mi Amagasaki
$1103
10 km or 6.5 mi Toyonaka
$1031
11 km or 6.7 mi Settsu
$1021
11 km or 7 mi Daito
$1025
12 km or 7.3 mi Yao
$1066
14 km or 8.4 mi Shijonawate
$1024
14 km or 8.4 mi Itami
$1050
14 km or 8.5 mi Matsubara
$1024
14 km or 8.7 mi Neyagawa
$1056
14 km or 8.8 mi Sakai
$1220
15 km or 9.3 mi Ibaraki
$1066
15 km or 9.4 mi Ikeda
$1021
15 km or 9.4 mi Minoh
$1031
16 km or 9.8 mi Fujiidera
$1020
16 km or 10 mi Nishinomiya
$1189
17 km or 11 mi Kawanishi
$1032
17 km or 11 mi Kashiwara
$1026
18 km or 11 mi Takarazuka
$1052
18 km or 11 mi Habikino
$1025
18 km or 11 mi Ikoma
$1025
19 km or 12 mi Ashiya
$1024
19 km or 12 mi Hirakata
$1039
19 km or 12 mi Katano
$1024
20 km or 12 mi Takaishi
$1025
20 km or 13 mi Takatsuki
$1030
21 km or 13 mi Sango
$1023
22 km or 13 mi Osakasayama
$1027
22 km or 14 mi Oji
$1019
23 km or 14 mi Izumiotsu
$1024
23 km or 14 mi Ikaruga
$1025
23 km or 14 mi Tondabayashi
$1026
24 km or 15 mi Izumi
$1045
24 km or 15 mi Kanmaki
$1022
25 km or 15 mi Kashiba
$1022
25 km or 16 mi Inagawa
$1019
26 km or 16 mi Nara
$921