Chicago vs Surrey - Cost of Living Comparison

Chicago Surrey
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2384
$1950
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5451
$4525
🏠 One person rent
$1436
$1167
🏘️ Family rent
$2255
$2151
🍽️ Food expenses
$551
$526
🚐 Transport expenses
$224
$134
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4960
$3738
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
17 km
🎓 Higher education
100
82
😀 Quality of life
95
93
🏙️ Population
2.75M
518K

The cost of living in Chicago is 22% more expensive than in Surrey. Cities ranked 203rd and 751st ($2384 vs $1950) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 156th and 21st in the United States and Canada, respectively. Check the United States vs Canada comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Chicago compared to 1.9 months in Surrey. Chicago ranked 2nd best city to live in the United States vs Surrey ranked 4th in Canada, while ranked 17th and 44th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chicago vs Surrey

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Chicago Surrey
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.3
$14.7
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65
$55.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.75
$8.16
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.37
$5.33
 Cappuccino
$4.69
$3.97
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.13
$1.54
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1620
$1191
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1190
$968
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2762
$2479
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1851
$1820
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
$83.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$172
$129
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.1
$70.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.34%
4.47%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4967
$9469
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2217
$5927
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.5
$2.55
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$87
$94.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.2
$15.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.37
$1.66
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$1.89
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.59
$2.15
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.87
$3.77
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.41
$3.09
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
$11.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.8
$13
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$13
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.36
$3.05
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$1.24
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.99
$2.95
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.96
$3.51
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$1.82
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$2.55
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.32
$1.19
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.04
$2.02
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.8
$14.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$3.79
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15
$13.2
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.5
$9.18
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.7
$4.21
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.9
$2.45
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$2.06
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$57.3
$33.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.4
$12
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$122
$70.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$26.2
$15.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.9
$45.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$90.2
$93
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1663
$950
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$19818
$2729

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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 Surrey

Distance City Cost of living
10 km or 6.4 mi Burnaby
$2209
12 km or 7.4 mi Coquitlam
$2071
12 km or 7.7 mi Delta
$1765
17 km or 10 mi Langley
$1837
19 km or 12 mi Maple Ridge
$1914
20 km or 12 mi Vancouver
$2298
21 km or 13 mi Richmond
$1869
22 km or 13 mi North Vancouver
$2084
41 km or 25 mi Abbotsford
$1579
55 km or 34 mi Bellingham
$2177
65 km or 41 mi Chilliwack
$1872
79 km or 49 mi Nanaimo
$1978
87 km or 54 mi Saanich
$2126
93 km or 58 mi Victoria
$1906
93 km or 58 mi Mount Vernon
$1950
95 km or 59 mi Langford
$1705
100 km or 62 mi Oak Harbor
$1897
105 km or 65 mi Whistler
$2493
124 km or 77 mi Sequim
$1931
127 km or 79 mi Port Angeles
$1782
134 km or 84 mi Marysville
$1950
142 km or 88 mi Lake Stevens
$1938
144 km or 89 mi Everett
$2379
147 km or 91 mi Mukilteo
$1949
154 km or 96 mi Mill Creek
$1938
157 km or 98 mi Lynnwood
$1952
157 km or 98 mi Edmonds
$1950
163 km or 101 mi Shoreline
$2344
164 km or 102 mi Bothell
$2304
165 km or 102 mi Courtenay
$1671
165 km or 103 mi Kenmore
$1877
171 km or 107 mi Bainbridge Island
$2335
173 km or 108 mi Kirkland
$1944
177 km or 110 mi Redmond
$2682
179 km or 112 mi Seattle
$2734
180 km or 112 mi Bremerton
$2337
181 km or 113 mi Bellevue
$2817
185 km or 115 mi Sammamish
$1954
185 km or 115 mi Mercer Island
$1941
193 km or 120 mi Issaquah
$2420