Cost of Living

Cities in the United States vary as to how expensive they are to live in. Listed below is some comparative cost of living information comparing Chicago to several other U.S. cities candidates are often considering. For example, New York is 31% more expensive overall to live in than Chicago. The source for this information is data from Sperling's Best Places which compares cities on a variety of factors.

  Overall difference Food difference Housing difference
Boston 2% more expensive 6% more expensive 6% less expensive
Los Angeles 24% more expensive 7% more expensive 49% more expensive
New York 31% more expensive 34% more expensive 28% more expensive
San Francisco 48% more expensive 15% more expensive 87% more expensive
Washington DC 32% more expensive 7% more expensive 68% more expensive