What It Costs To Live In Chicago





Chicago is an amazing city to call home. World-class museums, expansive parks, walkable neighborhoods, and pretty much any other urban amenity you can possibly imagine. When compared with other large cities across the world, Chicago is relatively affordable, but does that mean it is cheap? Take a look at the numbers below to see if Chicago fits within your budget.



Housing




- Median home price - $310,000 (Redfin)

- Median rent 1 bedroom city center - $1830 (Numbeo)

- Median rent 1 bedroom outside city center - $1200 (Numbeo)

- Average utility cost - $160 (Numbeo)



Getting Around



- One way ticket public transportation - $2.25 (Numbeo)

- Public transportation monthly pass - $105 (Numbeo)

- Gas average - $3.21 (Numbeo)



Entertainment




- Meal at an inexpensive restaurant - $16.00 per person (Numbeo)

- Meal for two at a mid-range restaurant - $75.00 (Numbeo)

- Average Draft beer - $5.00 (Numbeo)

- Movie ticket - $14.00