Chicago vs Portland - Cost of Living Comparison

Chicago Portland
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2384
$2363
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5451
$5426
🏠 One person rent
$1436
$1458
🏘️ Family rent
$2255
$2428
🍽️ Food expenses
$551
$558
🚐 Transport expenses
$224
$160
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4960
$4267
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
10 km
🎓 Higher education
100
89
😀 Quality of life
95
88
🏙️ Population
2.75M
653K

The cost of living in Chicago is 0.9% more expensive than in Portland. Cities ranked 203rd and 213th ($2384 vs $2363) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 156th and 164th in the United States.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Chicago compared to 1.8 months in Portland. Ranked 2nd vs 33rd best cities to live in the United States, and 17th vs 143rd among the best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chicago vs Portland

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Chicago Portland
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.3
$14.6
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65
$61.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.75
$8.54
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.37
$5.96
 Cappuccino
$4.69
$5.11
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.13
$2.37
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1620
$1578
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1190
$1198
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2762
$2709
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1851
$2045
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
$124
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$172
$190
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.1
$60.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.34%
5.12%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4967
$5316
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2217
$3221
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.5
$2.49
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$87
$95.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.2
$20.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.37
$1.28
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$0.97
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.59
$2.63
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.87
$3.47
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.41
$3.97
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
$13.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.8
$10.3
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$16.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.36
$4.62
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$1.88
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.99
$5.24
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.96
$5.06
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$2.06
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$1.98
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.32
$1.28
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.04
$2.3
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.8
$15.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$3.29
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15
$10.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.5
$8.08
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.7
$7.96
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.9
$3.94
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$2.94
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$57.3
$55.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.4
$12.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$122
$152
💇 Haircut, simple
$26.2
$25.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.9
$66.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$90.2
$101
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1663
$1392
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$19818
$16123

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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 Portland

Distance City Cost of living
8.1 km or 5.1 mi Milwaukie
$1835
11 km or 6.7 mi Lake Oswego
$1938
11 km or 6.9 mi Beaverton
$1967
13 km or 8.2 mi Tigard
$1942
14 km or 8.7 mi Vancouver
$1932
17 km or 11 mi West Linn
$1942
18 km or 11 mi Tualatin
$1948
18 km or 11 mi Gresham
$2062
18 km or 11 mi Oregon City
$1942
25 km or 16 mi Hillsboro
$2113
33 km or 21 mi Newberg
$1940
35 km or 21 mi Forest Grove
$1943
44 km or 27 mi Woodburn
$1981
54 km or 33 mi McMinnville
$1893
64 km or 40 mi Keizer
$1936
71 km or 44 mi Salem
$1863
72 km or 45 mi Longview
$1732
104 km or 65 mi Albany
$1981
116 km or 72 mi Corvallis
$1912
116 km or 72 mi The Dalles
$2177
136 km or 84 mi Centralia
$2061
165 km or 102 mi Springfield
$2290
166 km or 103 mi Eugene
$1814
168 km or 105 mi Lacey
$2242
171 km or 106 mi Olympia
$1998
177 km or 110 mi Spanaway
$1965
181 km or 113 mi Redmond
$1941
184 km or 114 mi Lakewood
$2134
185 km or 115 mi Aberdeen
$1964
187 km or 116 mi Puyallup
$2448
190 km or 118 mi University Place
$1959
192 km or 120 mi Tacoma
$2343
195 km or 121 mi Bend
$2589
201 km or 125 mi Federal Way
$1949
202 km or 125 mi Auburn
$2138
206 km or 128 mi Yakima
$1942
210 km or 131 mi Kent
$2072
210 km or 131 mi Des Moines
$1949
211 km or 131 mi Maple Valley
$1936
216 km or 134 mi SeaTac
$2467