Chicago vs Vientiane - Cost of Living Comparison

Chicago Vientiane
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2384
$905
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5451
$2380
🏠 One person rent
$1436
$453
🏘️ Family rent
$2255
$1049
🍽️ Food expenses
$551
$297
🚐 Transport expenses
$224
$57.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4960
$314
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
100
13
😀 Quality of life
95
27
🏙️ Population
2.75M
948K

The cost of living in Chicago is 163% more expensive than in Vientiane. Cities ranked 203rd and 5700th ($2384 vs $905) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 156th and 1st in the United States and Laos, respectively. Check the United States vs Laos comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Chicago compared to 0.3 months in Vientiane. Chicago ranked 2nd best city to live in the United States vs Vientiane ranked 1st in Laos, while ranked 17th and 8754th among best cities to live in the world.

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Chicago Vientiane
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.3
$3.03
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65
$26.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.75
$4.99
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.37
$1.13
 Cappuccino
$4.69
$2.17
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.13
$1.09
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1620
$461
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1190
$252
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2762
$1125
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1851
$793
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
$58.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$172
$88.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.1
$101
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.34%
10.02%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4967
$2512
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2217
$495
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.5
$0.69
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$87
$5.91
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.2
$9.96
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.37
$1.08
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$3.04
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.59
$1.82
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.87
$1.47
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.41
$2.06
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
$21
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.8
$4.29
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$11.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.36
$4.73
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$1.1
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.99
$2.75
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.96
$2.96
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$2.48
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$2.33
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.32
$0.35
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.04
$1.24
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.8
$13.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$1.01
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15
$2.03
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.5
$3.54
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.7
$2.93
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.9
$1.46
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$1.17
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$57.3
$34
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.4
$5.03
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$122
$20.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$26.2
$4.39
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.9
$93.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$90.2
$125
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1663
$126
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$19818
$4450

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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

Cities near Vientiane

Distance City Cost of living
63 km or 39 mi Udon Thani
$468
109 km or 68 mi Vang Vieng
$833
172 km or 107 mi Khon Kaen
$577
220 km or 136 mi Luang Prabang
$801
241 km or 150 mi Thakhek
$846
279 km or 173 mi Phitsanulok
$420
336 km or 209 mi Vinh
$514
337 km or 210 mi Nakhon Ratchasima
$580
352 km or 219 mi Ha Tinh
$536
363 km or 225 mi Nakhon Sawan
$479
363 km or 225 mi Chiang Rai
$498
388 km or 241 mi Ubon Ratchathani
$457
392 km or 243 mi Thanh Hoa
$532
392 km or 244 mi Chiang Mai
$539
427 km or 265 mi Dong Hoi
$516
463 km or 288 mi Nam Dinh
$513
465 km or 289 mi Pai
$533
475 km or 295 mi Viet Tri
$487
480 km or 298 mi Thai Binh
$472
480 km or 298 mi Tha Khlong
$536
481 km or 299 mi Hanoi
$638
487 km or 303 mi Jinghong
$658
489 km or 304 mi Serei Saophoan
$638
491 km or 305 mi Rangsit
$485
503 km or 313 mi Sa Pa
$504
504 km or 313 mi Pak Kret
$532
507 km or 315 mi Nonthaburi
$582
508 km or 316 mi Bac Ninh
$529
512 km or 318 mi Hai Duong
$549
519 km or 323 mi Bangkok
$848
527 km or 328 mi Pu Chao Saming Phrai
$535
528 km or 328 mi Thai Nguyen
$528
529 km or 329 mi Siem Reap
$639
530 km or 329 mi Haiphong
$571
530 km or 330 mi Lat Luang
$535
535 km or 333 mi Nakhon Pathom
$401
540 km or 336 mi Hpa-an
$757
545 km or 338 mi Battambang
$540
553 km or 344 mi Mawlamyine
$747
555 km or 345 mi Hue
$468