Chicago vs Prague - Cost of Living Comparison

Chicago Prague
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2384
$1245
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5451
$2949
🏠 One person rent
$1436
$721
🏘️ Family rent
$2255
$1218
🍽️ Food expenses
$551
$315
🚐 Transport expenses
$224
$97.4
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4960
$1582
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
10 km
🎓 Higher education
100
91
😀 Quality of life
95
85
🏙️ Population
2.75M
1.28M

The cost of living in Chicago is 91% more expensive than in Prague. Cities ranked 203rd and 3352nd ($2384 vs $1245) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 156th and 2nd in the United States and the Czech Republic, respectively. Check the United States vs the Czech Republic comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Chicago compared to 1.3 months in Prague. Chicago ranked 2nd best city to live in the United States vs Prague ranked 1st in the Czech Republic, while ranked 17th and 222nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chicago vs Prague

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Chicago Prague
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.3
$7.28
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65
$29.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.75
$6.98
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.37
$1.99
 Cappuccino
$4.69
$2.66
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.13
$1.62
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1620
$703
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1190
$544
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2762
$1279
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1851
$935
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
$129
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$172
$198
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.1
$16.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.34%
5.08%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4967
$7581
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2217
$4890
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.5
$1.33
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$87
$22.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.2
$11.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.37
$1.87
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$0.98
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.59
$0.95
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.87
$1.27
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.41
$2.33
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
$10.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.8
$8.01
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$11.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.36
$1.69
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$1.45
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.99
$1.65
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.96
$3.01
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$0.92
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$0.83
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.32
$0.42
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.04
$1.68
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.8
$6.57
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$0.92
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15
$5.45
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.5
$8.07
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.7
$4.19
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.9
$1.87
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$2.27
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$57.3
$37.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.4
$8.41
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$122
$45.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$26.2
$17.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.9
$76.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$90.2
$82
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1663
$653
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$19818
$10042

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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 Prague

Distance City Cost of living
1.2 km or 0.7 mi Smichov
$888
3.3 km or 2.1 mi Zizkov
$893
4.2 km or 2.6 mi Brevnov
$891
23 km or 14 mi Kladno
$864
51 km or 31 mi Mlada Boleslav
$999
53 km or 33 mi Pribram
$890
54 km or 34 mi Litomerice
$786
56 km or 35 mi Kolin
$864
68 km or 42 mi Ceska Lipa
$892
69 km or 43 mi Usti nad Labem
$799
72 km or 45 mi Most
$650
75 km or 46 mi Teplice
$900
76 km or 47 mi Tabor
$890
78 km or 49 mi Decin
$872
81 km or 50 mi Litvinov
$889
83 km or 52 mi Chomutov
$701
83 km or 52 mi Plzen
$952
88 km or 55 mi Pisek
$890
89 km or 55 mi Liberec
$772
89 km or 56 mi Jablonec nad Nisou
$801
95 km or 59 mi Zittau
$1215
97 km or 61 mi Pardubice
$818
99 km or 61 mi Strakonice
$894
99 km or 61 mi Havlickuv Brod
$894
100 km or 62 mi Chrudim
$892
102 km or 63 mi Hradec Kralove
$1004
103 km or 64 mi Pirna
$1215
111 km or 69 mi Klatovy
$890
111 km or 69 mi Karlovy Vary
$874
114 km or 71 mi Jihlava
$911
115 km or 71 mi Annaberg-Buchholz
$1032
117 km or 73 mi Freital
$1221
118 km or 73 mi Dresden
$1125
119 km or 74 mi Trutnov
$911
119 km or 74 mi Freiberg
$1136
122 km or 76 mi Bautzen
$1149
123 km or 77 mi Ceske Budejovice
$1008
125 km or 78 mi Radebeul
$1215
126 km or 78 mi Gorlitz
$1221
127 km or 79 mi Sokolov
$893