Chicago vs Palembang - Cost of Living Comparison

Chicago Palembang
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2384
$500
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5451
$1010
🏠 One person rent
$1436
$219
🏘️ Family rent
$2255
$187
🍽️ Food expenses
$551
$198
🚐 Transport expenses
$224
$49.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4960
$166
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
12 km
🎓 Higher education
100
41
😀 Quality of life
95
39
🏙️ Population
2.75M
1.54M

The cost of living in Chicago is 377% more expensive than in Palembang. Cities ranked 203rd and 8325th ($2384 vs $500) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 156th and 27th in the United States and Indonesia, respectively. Check the United States vs Indonesia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Chicago compared to 0.3 months in Palembang. Chicago ranked 2nd best city to live in the United States vs Palembang ranked 39th in Indonesia, while ranked 17th and 7321st among best cities to live in the world.

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Chicago Palembang
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.3
$1.28
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65
$7.93
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.75
$2.7
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.37
$5.4
 Cappuccino
$4.69
$2.51
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.13
$0.67
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1620
$241
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1190
$146
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2762
$163
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1851
$109
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
$24.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$172
$38.1
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.1
$29.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.34%
9.78%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4967
$1014
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2217
$845
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.5
$0.34
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$87
$21
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.2
$4.08
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.37
$0.7
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$1.15
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.59
$1.17
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.87
$0.77
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.41
$1.38
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
$7.71
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.8
$3.17
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$7.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.36
$2.42
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$1.17
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.99
$1.84
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.96
$0.62
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$1.06
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$2.35
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.32
$0.33
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.04
$1.13
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.8
$20.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$3.32
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15
$1.29
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.5
$2.43
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.7
$1.2
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.9
$0.67
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$0.79
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$57.3
$13.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.4
$2.62
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$122
$13.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$26.2
$2.06
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.9
$19.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$90.2
$34.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1663
$90.4
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$19818
$7244

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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

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Distance City Cost of living
77 km or 48 mi Prabumulih
$490
201 km or 125 mi Jambi
$499
204 km or 127 mi Pagar Alam
$487
214 km or 133 mi Lubuklinggau
$491
245 km or 152 mi Metro
$443
278 km or 172 mi Bandar Lampung
$348
292 km or 182 mi Bengkulu
$503
363 km or 226 mi Cilegon
$487
381 km or 237 mi Serang
$510
411 km or 255 mi Tangerang
$638
427 km or 265 mi South Tangerang
$530
427 km or 265 mi Jakarta
$708
435 km or 270 mi Tanjung Pinang
$451
438 km or 272 mi Bekasi
$531
443 km or 275 mi Depok
$467
458 km or 285 mi Batam
$613
461 km or 286 mi Bogor
$505
486 km or 302 mi Bukit Merah
$1915
488 km or 303 mi Singapore City
$2433
499 km or 310 mi Sukabumi
$531
506 km or 314 mi Johor Bahru
$575
531 km or 330 mi Cimahi
$617
537 km or 334 mi Pekanbaru
$562
539 km or 335 mi Padang
$985
539 km or 335 mi Bandung
$506
575 km or 357 mi Batu Pahat
$527
581 km or 361 mi Kluang
$526
591 km or 367 mi Cirebon
$497
606 km or 377 mi Pontianak
$446
611 km or 380 mi Muar
$552
615 km or 382 mi Tasikmalaya
$443
635 km or 395 mi Dumai
$493
637 km or 396 mi Singkawang
$492
639 km or 397 mi Malacca
$530
642 km or 399 mi Banjar
$491
649 km or 403 mi Tegal
$496
696 km or 432 mi Pekalongan
$495
706 km or 439 mi Cilacap
$523
709 km or 440 mi Seremban
$547
741 km or 460 mi Putrajaya
$495