Chicago vs Zagreb - Cost of Living Comparison

Chicago Zagreb
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2384
$985
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5451
$2216
🏠 One person rent
$1436
$487
🏘️ Family rent
$2255
$750
🍽️ Food expenses
$551
$310
🚐 Transport expenses
$224
$99.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4960
$1061
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
11 km
🎓 Higher education
100
42
😀 Quality of life
95
74
🏙️ Population
2.75M
809K

The cost of living in Chicago is 142% more expensive than in Zagreb. Cities ranked 203rd and 5412th ($2384 vs $985) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 156th and 3rd in the United States and Croatia, respectively. Check the United States vs Croatia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Chicago compared to 1.1 months in Zagreb. Chicago ranked 2nd best city to live in the United States vs Zagreb ranked 1st in Croatia, while ranked 17th and 1006th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chicago vs Zagreb

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Chicago Zagreb
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.3
$8.23
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65
$31.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.75
$6.05
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.37
$2.39
 Cappuccino
$4.69
$1.71
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.13
$2.1
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1620
$424
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1190
$344
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2762
$727
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1851
$528
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
$104
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$172
$160
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.1
$22
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.34%
3.14%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4967
$3575
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2217
$2367
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.5
$0.54
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$87
$49.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.2
$10.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.37
$1.72
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$1.01
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.59
$0.91
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.87
$1.57
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.41
$2.31
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
$9.83
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.8
$8.28
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$10.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.36
$1.28
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$1.39
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.99
$1.42
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.96
$2.09
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$0.83
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$0.96
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.32
$0.65
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.04
$1.8
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.8
$7.22
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$1.25
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15
$4.55
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.5
$6.99
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.7
$3.76
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.9
$1.21
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$2
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$57.3
$35.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.4
$6.11
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$122
$36.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$26.2
$6.35
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.9
$77.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$90.2
$75.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1663
$144
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$19818
$5638

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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 Zagreb

Distance City Cost of living
14 km or 8.9 mi Velika Gorica
$828
46 km or 29 mi Karlovac
$665
61 km or 38 mi Novo Mesto
$897
70 km or 43 mi Bjelovar
$667
71 km or 44 mi Celje
$1021
87 km or 54 mi Maribor
$954
90 km or 56 mi Velenje
$885
97 km or 60 mi Murska Sobota
$742
109 km or 68 mi Nagykanizsa
$544
110 km or 68 mi Bihac
$409
110 km or 68 mi Prijedor
$467
114 km or 71 mi Ljubljana
$1164
128 km or 79 mi Sanski Most
$459
129 km or 80 mi Rijeka
$836
132 km or 82 mi Kranj
$954
135 km or 84 mi Zalaegerszeg
$561
144 km or 89 mi Wolfsberg
$1336
146 km or 91 mi Graz
$1217
150 km or 93 mi Banja Luka
$603
155 km or 96 mi Kaposvar
$572
156 km or 97 mi Klagenfurt
$1369
168 km or 104 mi Trieste
$1300
168 km or 104 mi Szombathely
$582
176 km or 109 mi Slavonski Brod
$616
179 km or 111 mi Nova Gorica
$938
179 km or 111 mi Pecs
$534
180 km or 112 mi Izola
$972
181 km or 113 mi Gorizia
$1042
186 km or 116 mi Villach
$1438
188 km or 117 mi Piran
$1037
188 km or 117 mi Leoben
$1115
189 km or 118 mi Kapfenberg
$1288
195 km or 121 mi Pula
$841
196 km or 122 mi Zadar
$1033
208 km or 129 mi Doboj
$437
209 km or 130 mi Veszprem
$624
212 km or 132 mi Udine
$1003
213 km or 132 mi Osijek
$695
215 km or 134 mi Sopron
$597
221 km or 137 mi Szekszard
$569