Chicago’s one of the 40 Most Expensive Towns in the World to Live
A ranking has come out for the most expensive cities in the world to live in, and Chicago makes the list. Is it more expensive to live in Chicago or Osaka, Japan? Let's take a deeper dive into this ranking of pricey cities.
"As the 11th most expensive city in the nation, the cost of living in Chicago is higher than the national average. Home to the Chicago Riverwalk, Navy Pier, Wrigley Field and deep dish pizza, the "Windy City" has rental prices typically starting around $1,826 per month, with specific neighborhoods like River North and Streeterville starting at higher rates round $2,500."
I lived in Chicago for 5 years, paying wayyyy too much in rent for a 1 bedroom apartment but I love the city and I didn't mind paying that price to live in the safe northside neighborhood of Lakeview.
So how does Chicago compare to other cities worldwide?
Here are some of the cities where it is cheaper to live in than Chicago are: Atlanta, Djibouti, Berlin, Seattle, Milan, Dubin, and Brussels.
Here are some of the cities where it is more expensive to live than Chicago: Paris (ranked 35th on the list just ahead of Chicago), Miami, Boston, Los Angeles, London, Beijing, and Tokyo. The top 3 most expensive cities on the list are Geneva & Zurich in Switzerland, and #1 is Hong Kong. If you want to look at the complete list for yourself click here!
I got to be honest I think Chicago being ranked the 11th most expensive city in the US to live is a STEAL! I would not pay more to live in Washington, DC, Boston, LA, or New York.