Chicago vs Rio de Janeiro - Cost of Living Comparison

Chicago Rio de Janeiro
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2384
$903
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5451
$2226
🏠 One person rent
$1436
$413
🏘️ Family rent
$2255
$699
🍽️ Food expenses
$551
$250
🚐 Transport expenses
$224
$153
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4960
$380
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
3 km
🎓 Higher education
100
94
😀 Quality of life
95
65
🏙️ Population
2.75M
6.75M

The cost of living in Chicago is 164% more expensive than in Rio de Janeiro. Cities ranked 203rd and 5706th ($2384 vs $903) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 156th and 3rd in the United States and Brazil, respectively. Check the United States vs Brazil comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Chicago compared to 0.4 months in Rio de Janeiro. Chicago ranked 2nd best city to live in the United States vs Rio de Janeiro ranked 2nd in Brazil, while ranked 17th and 4114th among best cities to live in the world.

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Chicago Rio de Janeiro
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.3
$6.19
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65
$25.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.75
$6.41
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.37
$1.99
 Cappuccino
$4.69
$2.39
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.13
$1.15
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1620
$451
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1190
$279
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2762
$736
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1851
$511
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
$78.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$172
$121
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.1
$21.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.34%
9.71%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4967
$2121
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2217
$1292
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.5
$0.98
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$87
$48.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.2
$8.26
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.37
$1.41
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$1.01
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.59
$1.11
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.87
$0.97
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.41
$1.91
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
$8.09
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.8
$4.36
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$8.78
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.36
$1.62
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$1.19
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.99
$1
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.96
$1.64
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$1.08
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$1.02
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.32
$0.37
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.04
$1.69
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.8
$10.3
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$1.14
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15
$1.92
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.5
$5.55
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.7
$3.04
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.9
$1.19
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$0.76
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$57.3
$25.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.4
$6.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$122
$53.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$26.2
$8.01
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.9
$43.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$90.2
$68.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1663
$479
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$19818
$6195

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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 Rio de Janeiro

Distance City Cost of living
9.9 km or 6.2 mi Niteroi
$733
18 km or 11 mi Duque de Caxias
$547
21 km or 13 mi Sao Joao de Meriti
$889
26 km or 16 mi Belford Roxo
$1198
31 km or 19 mi Nova Iguacu
$586
45 km or 28 mi Petropolis
$561
60 km or 37 mi Teresopolis
$532
70 km or 44 mi Saquarema
$551
98 km or 61 mi Nova Friburgo
$626
102 km or 64 mi Volta Redonda
$490
108 km or 67 mi Barra Mansa
$561
112 km or 70 mi Sao Pedro da Aldeia
$546
115 km or 72 mi Angra dos Reis
$630
121 km or 75 mi Cabo Frio
$632
130 km or 81 mi Juiz de Fora
$479
135 km or 84 mi Rio das Ostras
$620
137 km or 85 mi Resende
$573
157 km or 97 mi Macae
$544
184 km or 115 mi Cruzeiro
$553
196 km or 122 mi Barbacena
$576
199 km or 123 mi Lorena
$554
200 km or 124 mi Ubatuba
$513
201 km or 125 mi Uba
$554
208 km or 129 mi Guaratingueta
$556
215 km or 134 mi Muriae
$555
226 km or 140 mi Sao Joao del-Rei
$479
231 km or 144 mi Campos dos Goytacazes
$559
232 km or 144 mi Pindamonhangaba
$602
238 km or 148 mi Itajuba
$590
240 km or 149 mi Caraguatatuba
$554
241 km or 150 mi Taubate
$586
242 km or 150 mi Vicosa
$524
245 km or 152 mi Sao Sebastiao
$555
251 km or 156 mi Tres Coracoes
$554
257 km or 160 mi Conselheiro Lafaiete
$522
258 km or 160 mi Cacapava
$554
264 km or 164 mi Lavras
$544
275 km or 171 mi Varginha
$523
277 km or 172 mi Sao Jose dos Campos
$621
279 km or 173 mi Ponte Nova
$555