Chicago vs Sao Tome - Cost of Living Comparison

Chicago Sao Tome
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2384
$792
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5451
$1927
🏠 One person rent
$1436
$359
🏘️ Family rent
$2255
$703
🍽️ Food expenses
$551
$349
🚐 Transport expenses
$224
$33.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4960
$129
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
6 km
🎓 Higher education
100
1
😀 Quality of life
95
16
🏙️ Population
2.75M
56.2K

The cost of living in Chicago is 201% more expensive than in Sao Tome. Cities ranked 203rd and 6094th ($2384 vs $792) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 156th and 2nd in the United States and Sao Tome and Principe, respectively. Check the United States vs Sao Tome and Principe comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Chicago compared to 0.2 months in Sao Tome. Chicago ranked 2nd best city to live in the United States vs Sao Tome ranked 1st in Sao Tome and Principe, while ranked 17th and 9072nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Chicago Sao Tome
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.3
$15.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65
$41.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.75
$7.13
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.37
$0.56
 Cappuccino
$4.69
$1.03
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.13
$1.43
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1620
$183
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1190
$138
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2762
$512
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1851
$409
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
$111
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$172
$173
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.1
$100
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.34%
12.02%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4967
$925
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2217
$212
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.5
$0.44
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$87
$48.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.2
$7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.37
$1
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$0.92
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.59
$0.92
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.87
$1.03
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.41
$3.25
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
$5.87
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.8
$6.81
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$25.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.36
$3.06
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$0.61
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.99
$3.9
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.96
$1.24
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$1.62
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$2.43
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.32
$0.27
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.04
$1.24
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.8
$5.08
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$0.81
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15
$2.47
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.5
$3.47
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.7
$2.79
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.9
$1.43
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$1.13
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$57.3
$8.53
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.4
$3.92
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$122
$19.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$26.2
$4.22
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.9
$31.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$90.2
$61.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1663
$113
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$19818
$2948

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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

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Distance City Cost of living
8.3 km or 5.1 mi Trindade
$813
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$573
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$612
375 km or 233 mi Bata
$988
443 km or 275 mi Malabo
$715
492 km or 306 mi Port Harcourt
$854
494 km or 307 mi Limbe
$370
509 km or 316 mi Buea
$346
529 km or 328 mi Douala
$549
537 km or 333 mi Aba
$659
543 km or 337 mi Calabar
$655
565 km or 351 mi Kumba
$451
574 km or 356 mi Owerri
$1669
584 km or 363 mi Umuahia
$755
587 km or 365 mi Warri
$518
649 km or 403 mi Onitsha
$501
653 km or 406 mi Awka
$748
660 km or 410 mi Yaounde
$723
677 km or 421 mi Benin
$924
684 km or 425 mi Enugu
$938
702 km or 436 mi Bafoussam
$488
730 km or 454 mi Bamenda
$387
772 km or 480 mi Owo
$745
774 km or 481 mi Lagos
$1417
788 km or 490 mi Akure
$662
806 km or 501 mi Pointe-Noire
$536
822 km or 511 mi Porto-Novo
$593
824 km or 512 mi Cotonou
$681
827 km or 514 mi Ado Ekiti
$848
829 km or 515 mi Ife
$774
845 km or 525 mi Ibadan
$941
846 km or 526 mi Abeokuta
$1274
861 km or 535 mi Osogbo
$548
884 km or 549 mi Kayes
$500
889 km or 552 mi Lome
$607
890 km or 553 mi Oyo
$646
892 km or 555 mi Cabinda
$953
907 km or 564 mi Madingou
$500
924 km or 574 mi Gamboma
$499
926 km or 575 mi Abomey
$560