Chicago vs Singapore City - Cost of Living Comparison

Chicago Singapore City
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2384
$2433
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5451
$5525
🏠 One person rent
$1436
$1602
🏘️ Family rent
$2255
$2843
🍽️ Food expenses
$551
$474
🚐 Transport expenses
$224
$220
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4960
$4368
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
14 km
🎓 Higher education
100
87
😀 Quality of life
95
97
🏙️ Population
2.75M
5.87M

The cost of living in Chicago is 2% less expensive than in Singapore City. Cities ranked 203rd and 168th ($2384 vs $2433) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 156th and 1st in the United States and Singapore, respectively. Check the United States vs Singapore comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Chicago compared to 1.8 months in Singapore City. Chicago ranked 2nd best city to live in the United States vs Singapore City ranked 1st in Singapore, while ranked 17th and 6th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chicago vs Singapore City

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Chicago Singapore City
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.3
$9.02
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65
$52
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.75
$5.93
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.37
$7.66
 Cappuccino
$4.69
$4.26
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.13
$1.35
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1620
$1922
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1190
$1370
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2762
$3959
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1851
$2353
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
$88.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$172
$136
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.1
$32.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.34%
2.12%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4967
$19898
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2217
$9311
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.5
$1.44
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$87
$84.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.2
$8.86
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.37
$1.98
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$2.37
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.59
$1.78
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.87
$2.01
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.41
$2.86
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
$19.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.8
$8.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$19.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.36
$3.4
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$2.42
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.99
$3.45
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.96
$2.53
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$2.09
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$2.05
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.32
$0.87
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.04
$2.11
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.8
$22.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$3.74
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15
$10.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.5
$11.7
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.7
$7.01
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.9
$2.16
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$3.45
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$57.3
$84.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.4
$9.38
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$122
$53.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$26.2
$24.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.9
$68.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$90.2
$100
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1663
$933
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$19818
$22932

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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 Singapore City

Distance City Cost of living
3.3 km or 2.1 mi Bukit Merah
$1915
18 km or 11 mi Johor Bahru
$575
35 km or 22 mi Batam
$613
84 km or 52 mi Tanjung Pinang
$451
98 km or 61 mi Kluang
$526
114 km or 71 mi Batu Pahat
$527
161 km or 100 mi Muar
$552
199 km or 123 mi Malacca
$530
261 km or 162 mi Seremban
$547
264 km or 164 mi Dumai
$493
275 km or 171 mi Pekanbaru
$562
285 km or 177 mi Kuantan
$541
296 km or 184 mi Putrajaya
$495
299 km or 186 mi Cyberjaya
$450
311 km or 193 mi Kuala Lumpur
$694
314 km or 195 mi Subang Jaya
$642
316 km or 196 mi Petaling Jaya
$625
321 km or 199 mi Shah Alam
$635
322 km or 200 mi Jambi
$499
325 km or 202 mi Klang
$591
328 km or 204 mi Chukai
$532
434 km or 269 mi Teluk Intan
$533
454 km or 282 mi Kuala Terengganu
$416
457 km or 284 mi Padang
$985
476 km or 296 mi Ipoh
$561
482 km or 299 mi Tanjungbalai
$488
488 km or 303 mi Palembang
$500
504 km or 313 mi Padangsidempuan
$493
521 km or 324 mi Taiping
$552
522 km or 324 mi Lubuklinggau
$491
528 km or 328 mi Prabumulih
$490
558 km or 347 mi Pematangsiantar
$322
562 km or 349 mi Tebing Tinggi
$489
564 km or 351 mi Kota Bharu
$460
578 km or 359 mi Singkawang
$492
592 km or 368 mi Bengkulu
$503
594 km or 369 mi Butterworth
$518
595 km or 370 mi Pagar Alam
$487
598 km or 372 mi George Town
$510
608 km or 378 mi Sungai Petani
$526