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Enter your current salary, area in which you currently reside, and area to which to plan to move to receive a free cost of living report.

The cost of living graph provided in the report shows the amount needed to buy a basket of goods and services in your home and destination cities. Cost of living data is derived from ERI's cost of living surveys and web digitization of public domain records. To generate detailed cost of living reports suitable for creating cost comparisons for relocating employees customized to spending patterns, please consult ERI's Relocation Assessor. The Relocation Assessor includes cost-of-living data for 10,000 areas worldwide and allows for customization based on salary, housing, family size, consumption, services and travel. The Relocation Assessor can be downloaded by clicking here. To see cost of living comparisons between 5 cities in the United States click here.

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The following report compares the cost of living between New York-Manhattan, New York and Chicago, Illinois and is based on your reported earnings of $50,000.

If you are earning $50,000 in New York-Manhattan, New York , you would need to earn $43,411 in Chicago, Illinois to maintain the same standard of living.

Your cost of living in Chicago, Illinois would be $6,589 (13.2%) Lower than your current cost of living in New York-Manhattan, New York .