Chicago vs Wichita - Cost of Living Comparison

Chicago Wichita
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2384
$1559
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5451
$3791
🏠 One person rent
$1436
$887
🏘️ Family rent
$2255
$1581
🍽️ Food expenses
$551
$484
🚐 Transport expenses
$224
$65.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4960
$2928
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
10 km
🎓 Higher education
100
50
😀 Quality of life
95
80
🏙️ Population
2.75M
398K

The cost of living in Chicago is 53% more expensive than in Wichita. Cities ranked 203rd and 2538th ($2384 vs $1559) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 156th and 2034th in the United States.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Chicago compared to 1.9 months in Wichita. Ranked 2nd vs 84th best cities to live in the United States, and 17th vs 350th among the best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chicago vs Wichita

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Chicago Wichita
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.3
$11.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65
$44.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.75
$7.49
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.37
$3.23
 Cappuccino
$4.69
$4.05
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.13
$1.91
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1620
$1048
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1190
$628
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2762
$1700
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1851
$1254
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
$113
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$172
$176
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.1
$62.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.34%
5.41%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4967
$2852
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2217
$1035
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.5
$2.49
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$87
$24.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.2
$12
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.37
$1.16
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$0.7
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.59
$2.03
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.87
$3.32
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.41
$2.05
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
$8.43
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.8
$15.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$10.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.36
$4.19
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$1.37
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.99
$3.23
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.96
$4.12
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$1.65
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$2.24
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.32
$0.73
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.04
$1.75
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.8
$15
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$3.18
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15
$7.4
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.5
$9.35
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.7
$3.18
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.9
$3.43
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$1.55
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$57.3
$39.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.4
$11.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$122
$87.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$26.2
$13.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.9
$40.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$90.2
$72.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1663
$1200
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$19818
$6699

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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 Wichita

Distance City Cost of living
17 km or 10 mi Derby
$1943
40 km or 25 mi Newton
$1938
66 km or 41 mi Hutchinson
$1396
111 km or 69 mi Ponca
$1834
128 km or 80 mi Salina
$1870
129 km or 80 mi Emporia
$1168
151 km or 94 mi Enid
$1944
155 km or 96 mi Junction
$1967
161 km or 100 mi Bartlesville
$1964
176 km or 109 mi Stillwater
$1319
179 km or 111 mi Manhattan
$1590
205 km or 128 mi Owasso
$1942
209 km or 130 mi Topeka
$1630
213 km or 132 mi Tulsa
$1494
216 km or 134 mi Claremore
$1939
217 km or 135 mi Sapulpa
$1937
218 km or 136 mi Hays
$1499
227 km or 141 mi Edmond
$1748
230 km or 143 mi Broken Arrow
$1950
232 km or 144 mi Bixby
$1946
232 km or 144 mi Lawrence
$1506
234 km or 146 mi Pittsburg
$1947
236 km or 147 mi Dodge
$1401
245 km or 152 mi Gardner
$1935
246 km or 153 mi Yukon
$1552
246 km or 153 mi Oklahoma City
$1715
248 km or 154 mi Midwest
$1940
250 km or 155 mi Del
$1941
258 km or 160 mi Mustang
$1945
258 km or 160 mi Olathe
$1958
258 km or 161 mi Joplin
$1437
262 km or 163 mi Moore
$1949
263 km or 164 mi Shawnee
$1630
266 km or 165 mi Lenexa
$1938
268 km or 167 mi Shawnee
$1946
270 km or 168 mi Overland Park
$1845
274 km or 170 mi Leawood
$1816
274 km or 171 mi Norman
$1556
275 km or 171 mi Belton
$2067
276 km or 172 mi Prairie Village
$1946