Chicago vs Quito - Cost of Living Comparison

Chicago Quito
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2384
$806
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5451
$2011
🏠 One person rent
$1436
$313
🏘️ Family rent
$2255
$488
🍽️ Food expenses
$551
$300
🚐 Transport expenses
$224
$89.4
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4960
$484
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
20 km
🎓 Higher education
100
70
😀 Quality of life
95
66
🏙️ Population
2.75M
2.01M

The cost of living in Chicago is 196% more expensive than in Quito. Cities ranked 203rd and 6052nd ($2384 vs $806) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 156th and 2nd in the United States and Ecuador, respectively. Check the United States vs Ecuador comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Chicago compared to 0.6 months in Quito. Chicago ranked 2nd best city to live in the United States vs Quito ranked 1st in Ecuador, while ranked 17th and 3892nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Chicago Quito
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.3
$5.58
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65
$33.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.75
$6.71
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.37
$2.37
 Cappuccino
$4.69
$3.01
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.13
$0.92
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1620
$371
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1190
$222
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2762
$583
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1851
$368
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
$29.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$172
$45.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.1
$32
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.34%
9.04%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4967
$1344
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2217
$971
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.5
$0.35
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$87
$22.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.2
$11.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.37
$0.85
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$0.99
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.59
$1.3
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.87
$1.15
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.41
$2.17
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
$7.91
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.8
$5.9
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$7.15
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.36
$1.98
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$0.97
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.99
$1.44
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.96
$1.47
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$1.29
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$1.3
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.32
$0.67
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.04
$1.83
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.8
$13.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$1.48
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15
$4.87
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.5
$6.93
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.7
$7.95
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.9
$2.61
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$2.41
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$57.3
$46.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.4
$5.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$122
$43
💇 Haircut, simple
$26.2
$10.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.9
$63
👟 Brand Sneakers
$90.2
$108
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1663
$290
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$19818
$7675

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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 Quito

Distance City Cost of living
74 km or 46 mi Santo Domingo
$590
77 km or 48 mi Ibarra
$556
114 km or 71 mi Ambato
$577
138 km or 86 mi Quevedo
$621
151 km or 94 mi Ipiales
$422
163 km or 101 mi Riobamba
$556
183 km or 114 mi Esmeraldas
$655
210 km or 130 mi Pasto
$405
210 km or 130 mi Babahoyo
$732
227 km or 141 mi Tumaco
$432
235 km or 146 mi Portoviejo
$568
244 km or 152 mi Milagro
$677
258 km or 161 mi Manta
$811
262 km or 163 mi Duran
$665
267 km or 166 mi Guayaquil
$806
303 km or 188 mi Cuenca
$741
307 km or 191 mi Montanita
$652
348 km or 216 mi La Libertad
$779
364 km or 226 mi Popayan
$400
376 km or 233 mi Machala
$686
381 km or 237 mi Florencia
$389
426 km or 265 mi Loja
$567
430 km or 267 mi Tumbes
$455
463 km or 288 mi Cali
$555
484 km or 301 mi Buenaventura
$433
484 km or 301 mi Palmira
$391
501 km or 311 mi Neiva
$390
516 km or 321 mi Mancora
$465
543 km or 337 mi Tulua
$393
574 km or 357 mi Talara
$471
575 km or 357 mi Sullana
$500
602 km or 374 mi Piura
$571
610 km or 379 mi Jaen
$501
611 km or 380 mi Paita
$505
616 km or 383 mi Armenia
$421
623 km or 387 mi Cartago
$392
631 km or 392 mi Salento
$422
635 km or 395 mi Ibague
$363
641 km or 398 mi Pereira
$414
650 km or 404 mi Girardot
$360