Prices in Chicago vs Stockholm - Cost of Living Comparison

ChicagoStockholm
🚶 Cost of living One person
$2160
$1871
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5152
$3936
🏠 One person rent
$1231
$1049
🏘️ Family rent
$2131
$1623
🍽️ Food Expenses
$528
$489
🚐 Transport Expenses
$242
$197
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4360
$2762
🏙️ Population
2.72M
973k

The cost of living in Chicago is 15% more expensive than in Stockholm. Cities ranked 224th and 448th ($2160 vs $1871) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 160th and 1st in the United States and Sweden, respectively. Check the United States vs Sweden comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2 months in Chicago compared to 1.5 months in Stockholm. Chicago ranked 15th best city to live in the United States vs Stockholm ranked 3rd in Sweden, while ranked 35th and 99th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chicago vs Stockholm

ChicagoStockholm
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$13.1
$10.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$55
$61.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.01
$9.06
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.8
$7.07
☕ Cappuccino
$4.46
$4.61
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.99
$2.58
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1535
$1273
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$978
$874
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2673
$2097
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1759
$1341
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$87
$69.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$134
$106
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$54.6
$25.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.07%
2.24%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4479
$10253
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2068
$6111
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.52
$4.33
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$108
$98
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.6
$19.5
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.86
$1.73
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.8
$1.34
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.8
$2.11
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.5
$2.37
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.55
$3.45
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.8
$10.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.3
$11.8
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.9
$18
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.3
$3.12
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.63
$2.6
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.82
$2.95
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.77
$3.68
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.6
$1.33
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.91
$1.59
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.5
$1.3
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.85
$2.43
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13
$11.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.67
$1.81
🚬 Cigarette pack
$14
$7.09
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.23
$6.25
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.26
$3.58
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.73
$2.63
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.9
$2.08
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$56.9
$45.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.7
$14.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$126
$25.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$20.7
$25.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$45.1
$97.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$84.6
$103
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1294
$133
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$18608
$6513

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Cities near Chicago

DistanceCityCost of living
11 km or 7 miCicero
$1751
14 km or 8.8 miBerwyn
$1531
14 km or 8.9 miOak Park
$1905
16 km or 10 miElmwood Park
$1751
18 km or 11 miMaywood
$1751
18 km or 11 miEvanston
$2148
19 km or 12 miSkokie
$1750
19 km or 12 miBurbank
$1750
20 km or 12 miMelrose Park
$1744
21 km or 13 miOak Lawn
$1751
22 km or 14 miMorton Grove
$1745
22 km or 14 miNiles
$1179
23 km or 14 miPark Ridge
$1754
23 km or 14 miWilmette
$1756
25 km or 16 miBlue Island
$1742
26 km or 16 miElmhurst
$1758
27 km or 17 miGlenview
$1756
28 km or 17 miDes Plaines
$1868
28 km or 18 miDolton
$1756
29 km or 18 miVilla Park
$1755
30 km or 19 miHarvey
$1749
30 km or 19 miEast Chicago
$1557
30 km or 19 miWestmont
$1754
31 km or 19 miCalumet
$1745
31 km or 20 miSouth Holland
$1755
32 km or 20 miLombard
$1675
32 km or 20 miHammond
$1750
32 km or 20 miOak Forest
$1747
33 km or 20 miNorthbrook
$1756
33 km or 20 miMount Prospect
$1744
33 km or 20 miDarien
$1753
33 km or 21 miElk Grove Village
$1750
34 km or 21 miDowners Grove
$1773
35 km or 22 miOrland Park
$1751
36 km or 22 miLansing
$1745
36 km or 22 miGlen Ellyn
$1749
37 km or 23 miHighland Park
$1751
37 km or 23 miMunster
$1753
37 km or 23 miTinley Park
$1754
37 km or 23 miWheeling
$1749

Cities near Stockholm

DistanceCityCost of living
5.1 km or 3.2 miSolna
$1480
5.2 km or 3.3 miLidingo
$1267
13 km or 7.9 miTaby
$1600
16 km or 9.9 miSollentuna
$1222
21 km or 13 miTumba
$1182
21 km or 13 miAkersberga
$1219
31 km or 19 miSodertalje
$1295
35 km or 22 miMarsta
$1459
35 km or 22 miSigtuna
$1286
63 km or 39 miUppsala
$1403
87 km or 54 miNykoping
$1204
92 km or 57 miEskilstuna
$1200
92 km or 57 miVasteras
$1327
105 km or 65 miSala
$1309
138 km or 86 miNorrkoping
$1227
158 km or 98 miGavle
$1166
163 km or 101 miOrebro
$1200
174 km or 108 miLinkoping
$1433
185 km or 115 miLudvika
$1115
190 km or 118 miVisby
$1270
195 km or 121 miBorlange
$1110
195 km or 121 miFalun
$1114
253 km or 157 miMariestad
$1243
258 km or 161 miKarlstad
$1210
262 km or 163 miRaisio
$1312
264 km or 164 miSkovde
$1157
265 km or 165 miTurku
$1349
268 km or 167 miKaarina
$1313
271 km or 168 miMora
$1268
274 km or 170 miVetlanda
$1158
275 km or 171 miRauma
$1321
281 km or 175 miKuressaare
$836
284 km or 177 miJonkoping
$1279
297 km or 184 miVentspils
$622
306 km or 190 miSalo
$1209
310 km or 193 miRaseborg
$1386
312 km or 194 miArvika
$1202
313 km or 195 miKalmar
$1246
315 km or 196 miPori
$1294
332 km or 206 miVaxjo
$1146