Chicago is the third largest city in the United States, and is the largest city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States.
Chicago is home to 12 Fortune 500 companies. Chicago is a major transportation and distribution center. Manufacturing, printing and publishing, and food processing also play major roles in the city's economy. Chicago has the third largest gross metropolitan product in the USA.
Chicago has an overall cost of living index which equates it with middle cost of living locations. The overall cost of living index is comprised of the prices for defined quantities of the same goods and services across all 13 Basket Groups.
The latest cost of living rank for each of the 13 Basket Groups is now available.