Chicago vs Riga - Cost of Living Comparison

Chicago Riga
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2384
$967
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5451
$2363
🏠 One person rent
$1436
$469
🏘️ Family rent
$2255
$735
🍽️ Food expenses
$551
$314
🚐 Transport expenses
$224
$81.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4960
$1012
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
9 km
🎓 Higher education
100
59
😀 Quality of life
95
78
🏙️ Population
2.75M
615K

The cost of living in Chicago is 147% more expensive than in Riga. Cities ranked 203rd and 5468th ($2384 vs $967) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 156th and 1st in the United States and Latvia, respectively. Check the United States vs Latvia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Chicago compared to 1 months in Riga. Chicago ranked 2nd best city to live in the United States vs Riga ranked 1st in Latvia, while ranked 17th and 417th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chicago vs Riga

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Chicago Riga
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.3
$8.2
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65
$37.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.75
$6.63
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.37
$3.69
 Cappuccino
$4.69
$3.18
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.13
$1.5
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1620
$457
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1190
$299
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2762
$743
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1851
$473
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
$125
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$172
$194
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.1
$13.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.34%
2.54%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4967
$2506
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2217
$1424
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.5
$1.16
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$87
$48.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.2
$7.43
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.37
$1.82
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$1.19
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.59
$0.93
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.87
$1.36
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.41
$2.41
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
$8.58
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.8
$6.33
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$9.59
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.36
$1.23
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$1.59
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.99
$1.75
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.96
$2.45
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$0.7
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$0.55
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.32
$0.47
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.04
$1.71
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.8
$8.02
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$1.26
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15
$4.42
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.5
$8.19
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.7
$4.35
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.9
$1.6
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$2.56
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$57.3
$34.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.4
$8.62
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$122
$43.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$26.2
$15.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.9
$62.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$90.2
$73.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1663
$363
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$19818
$15867

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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 Riga

Distance City Cost of living
21 km or 13 mi Jurmala
$829
34 km or 21 mi Ogre
$676
40 km or 25 mi Jelgava
$724
103 km or 64 mi Valmiera
$673
118 km or 74 mi Jekabpils
$580
123 km or 77 mi Siauliai
$628
129 km or 80 mi Mazeikiai
$711
137 km or 85 mi Panevezys
$645
161 km or 100 mi Ventspils
$758
161 km or 100 mi Parnu
$863
174 km or 108 mi Kuressaare
$773
181 km or 112 mi Viljandi
$703
186 km or 115 mi Utena
$741
190 km or 118 mi Daugavpils
$644
195 km or 121 mi Liepaja
$650
203 km or 126 mi Rezekne
$582
209 km or 130 mi Jonava
$632
223 km or 138 mi Tartu
$891
228 km or 142 mi Kaunas
$843
229 km or 142 mi Klaipeda
$767
262 km or 163 mi Vilnius
$1021
270 km or 168 mi Marijampole
$721
271 km or 168 mi Pskov
$687
279 km or 174 mi Tallinn
$1145
283 km or 176 mi Alytus
$671
286 km or 178 mi Maardu
$861
298 km or 185 mi Rakvere
$837
327 km or 203 mi Suwalki
$715
330 km or 205 mi Kohtla-Jarve
$842
335 km or 208 mi Kaliningrad
$745
339 km or 211 mi Raseborg
$1342
347 km or 215 mi Sillamae
$783
353 km or 219 mi Kirkkonummi
$1387
357 km or 222 mi Visby
$1199
361 km or 225 mi Narva
$743
362 km or 225 mi Helsinki
$1763
364 km or 226 mi Espoo
$1752
365 km or 227 mi Grodno
$424
365 km or 227 mi Elk
$724
367 km or 228 mi Lohja
$1277