Chicago vs Riyadh - Cost of Living Comparison

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Chicago Riyadh
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2634
$1716
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$6805
$3530
🏠 One person rent
$1609
$1057
🏘️ Family rent
$3164
$1536
🍽️ Food expenses
$655
$346
🚐 Transport expenses
$210
$173
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$5654
$2643
😷 Air quality
Good
Bad
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
9 km
🎓 Higher education
100
70
😀 Quality of life
95
74
🏙️ Population
2.75M
7.01M

The cost of living in Chicago is 53% more expensive than in Riyadh. Cities ranked 487th and 2607th ($2634 vs $1716) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 435th and 1st in the United States and Saudi Arabia, respectively. Check the United States vs Saudi Arabia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Chicago compared to 1.5 months in Riyadh. Chicago ranked 2nd best city to live in the United States vs Riyadh ranked 1st in Saudi Arabia, while ranked 12th and 1205th among best cities to live in the world.

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Chicago Riyadh
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$17.7
$7.95
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$88.8
$53.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$10.2
$8.04
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.75
$1.86
 Cappuccino
$5.13
$4.59
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.92
$0.84
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1958
$1211
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1308
$850
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$3937
$1887
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2685
$1239
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$107
$60.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$166
$91.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$63.6
$75.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.58%
4.95%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3711
$2128
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4479
$1406
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.5
$1.06
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$87.1
$37.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$15
$16.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.1
$0.61
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.04
$1.72
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$3.74
$1.08
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.65
$2.24
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.84
$2.61
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.8
$7.74
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.7
$7.79
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$20
$12.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.19
$2.1
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.71
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.99
$1.65
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.54
$1.77
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.38
$1.22
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.79
$1.15
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.55
$0.41
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.91
$1.88
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$14.4
$4.04
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.67
$1.92
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15.4
$7.15
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.24
$2
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.67
$4.14
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.89
$2.02
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.95
$5.88
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$72.3
$102
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.8
$17.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$79.2
$49.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$28.1
$10.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$62.4
$53.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$98.8
$110
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$2650
$369
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$24360
$10037

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Cities near Chicago

Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 7 mi Cicero
$2491
14 km or 8.8 mi Berwyn
$2544
14 km or 8.9 mi Oak Park
$2466
16 km or 10 mi Elmwood Park
$2365
18 km or 11 mi Maywood
$2412
18 km or 11 mi Evanston
$2210
19 km or 12 mi Skokie
$2278
19 km or 12 mi Burbank
$2357
20 km or 12 mi Melrose Park
$2339
21 km or 13 mi Oak Lawn
$2351
22 km or 14 mi Morton Grove
$2320
22 km or 14 mi Niles
$2334
23 km or 14 mi Park Ridge
$2314
23 km or 14 mi Wilmette
$2254
25 km or 16 mi Blue Island
$2319
26 km or 16 mi Elmhurst
$2268
27 km or 17 mi Glenview
$2313
28 km or 17 mi Des Plaines
$2316
28 km or 18 mi Dolton
$2307
29 km or 18 mi Villa Park
$2230
30 km or 19 mi Harvey
$2296
30 km or 19 mi East Chicago
$1971
30 km or 19 mi Westmont
$2292
31 km or 19 mi Calumet
$2292
31 km or 20 mi South Holland
$2284
32 km or 20 mi Lombard
$2187
32 km or 20 mi Hammond
$1987
32 km or 20 mi Oak Forest
$2279
33 km or 20 mi Northbrook
$2290
33 km or 20 mi Mount Prospect
$2360
33 km or 20 mi Darien
$2306
33 km or 21 mi Elk Grove Village
$2318
34 km or 21 mi Downers Grove
$2292
35 km or 22 mi Orland Park
$2281
36 km or 22 mi Lansing
$2279
36 km or 22 mi Glen Ellyn
$2099
37 km or 23 mi Highland Park
$2282
37 km or 23 mi Munster
$1988
37 km or 23 mi Tinley Park
$2277
37 km or 23 mi Wheeling
$2337

Cities near Riyadh

Distance City Cost of living
310 km or 193 mi Al-Mubarraz
$768
316 km or 196 mi Unaizah
$1033
350 km or 217 mi Ar Rass
$873
389 km or 242 mi Dhahran
$1082
394 km or 245 mi Dammam
$1055
395 km or 245 mi Jubail
$895
417 km or 259 mi Qatif
$899
420 km or 261 mi Riffa
$1298
421 km or 262 mi Isa Town
$1328
426 km or 265 mi Manama
$1377
460 km or 286 mi Al Wafrah
$1241
480 km or 298 mi As Sulayyil
$1098
491 km or 305 mi Doha
$1914
496 km or 308 mi Al Khor
$1836
540 km or 336 mi Kuwait City
$1406
595 km or 369 mi Ha'il
$992
611 km or 379 mi Umm Qasr
$683
618 km or 384 mi Al-Faw
$684
631 km or 392 mi Bushehr
$636
646 km or 401 mi Az Zubayr
$679
652 km or 405 mi Abadan
$538
658 km or 409 mi Basra
$833
659 km or 410 mi Khorramshahr
$535
668 km or 415 mi Bisha
$936
680 km or 423 mi Borazjan
$612
701 km or 436 mi Bandar-e Mahshahr
$541
713 km or 443 mi Madinat Zayed
$1681
714 km or 443 mi Nasiriyah
$665
719 km or 447 mi Medina
$894
737 km or 458 mi Kazerun
$596
747 km or 464 mi Behbahan
$538
754 km or 469 mi Samawah
$593
766 km or 476 mi Ahvaz
$558
775 km or 481 mi Abu Dhabi
$1978
790 km or 491 mi Mecca
$911
798 km or 496 mi Shiraz
$594
800 km or 497 mi Amarah
$680
804 km or 499 mi Bareq
$921
804 km or 500 mi Jahrom
$772
823 km or 511 mi Yasuj
$554