Chicago vs Thimphu - Cost of Living Comparison

Chicago Thimphu
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2384
$499
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5451
$1097
🏠 One person rent
$1436
$218
🏘️ Family rent
$2255
$327
🍽️ Food expenses
$551
$198
🚐 Transport expenses
$224
$18.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4960
$376
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
22 km
🎓 Higher education
100
5
😀 Quality of life
95
35
🏙️ Population
2.75M
104K

The cost of living in Chicago is 378% more expensive than in Thimphu. Cities ranked 203rd and 8336th ($2384 vs $499) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 156th and 1st in the United States and Bhutan, respectively. Check the United States vs Bhutan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Chicago compared to 0.8 months in Thimphu. Chicago ranked 2nd best city to live in the United States vs Thimphu ranked 2nd in Bhutan, while ranked 17th and 7839th among best cities to live in the world.

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Chicago Thimphu
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.3
$3.47
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65
$19.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.75
$3.66
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.37
$5.56
 Cappuccino
$4.69
$1.63
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.13
$0.46
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1620
$231
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1190
$141
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2762
$316
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1851
$231
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
$35.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$172
$54.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.1
$23.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.34%
10.89%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4967
$2051
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2217
$126
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.5
$1.25
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$87
$22.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.2
$2.34
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.37
$0.95
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$0.91
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.59
$0.68
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.87
$0.68
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.41
$1.77
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
$5.54
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.8
$3.91
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$4.77
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.36
$2.66
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$1.41
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.99
$2.84
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.96
$0.86
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$0.54
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$0.74
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.32
$0.23
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.04
$1.07
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.8
$7.46
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$0.94
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15
$6.75
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.5
$1.73
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.7
$3.6
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.9
$1.29
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$0.67
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$57.3
$50.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.4
$3.39
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$122
$37.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$26.2
$3.53
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.9
$29.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$90.2
$52.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1663
$45
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$19818
$811

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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

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Distance City Cost of living
22 km or 14 mi Paro
$492
147 km or 91 mi Siliguri
$375
196 km or 122 mi Rangpur
$355
203 km or 126 mi Saidpur
$373
211 km or 131 mi Shigatse
$667
214 km or 133 mi Damak
$302
257 km or 159 mi Raiganj
$337
257 km or 160 mi Guwahati
$376
258 km or 160 mi Biratnagar
$352
259 km or 161 mi Dispur
$359
266 km or 166 mi Balurghat
$336
280 km or 174 mi Lhasa
$891
287 km or 178 mi Purnia
$368
294 km or 183 mi Bogra
$365
308 km or 191 mi Shillong
$303
313 km or 195 mi Malda
$339
313 km or 195 mi Mymensingh
$343
350 km or 217 mi Saharsa
$336
360 km or 224 mi Bhagalpur
$284
362 km or 225 mi Rajshahi
$303
364 km or 226 mi Sylhet
$333
377 km or 234 mi Janakpur
$335
401 km or 249 mi Berhampore
$338
413 km or 257 mi Narsingdi
$297
418 km or 260 mi Brahmanbaria
$335
421 km or 262 mi Kathmandu
$435
424 km or 264 mi Lalitpur
$445
426 km or 265 mi Dhaka
$484
438 km or 272 mi Agartala
$324
439 km or 273 mi Narayanganj
$382
444 km or 276 mi Muzaffarpur
$250
454 km or 282 mi Hetauda
$322
468 km or 291 mi Krishnanagar
$348
474 km or 295 mi Birgunj
$307
482 km or 299 mi Jessore
$314
486 km or 302 mi Shantipur
$335
493 km or 306 mi Patna
$408
495 km or 308 mi Durgapur
$329
500 km or 311 mi Asansol
$312
502 km or 312 mi Kulti
$342