The cost of living index of Chicago Metro Area (IL-IN-WI) was 107 for all in 2013.

Cost of Living

Overall Cost of Living

Cost of Goods

Cost of Rents

Other Costs

The cost of living index measures the difference in the price levels of goods and services across regions. The average cost of living index in the U.S. is 100, with higher values corresponding to costlier goods and services. Data is available for U.S. states and metropolitan areas.

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Economy and Cost of Living Datasets Involving Chicago Metro Area (IL-IN-WI)

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    Affordable Rental Housing Developments

    data.cityofchicago.org | Last Updated 2016-11-08T16:09:59.000Z

    The affordable rental housing developments listed below are supported by the City of Chicago to maintain affordability standards. For information on rents, income requirements and availability, contact each property directly. For information on other affordable rental properties in Chicago and Illinois, call (877) 428-8844, or visit www.ILHousingSearch.org.

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    Libraries - 2017 Wi Fi Usage

    data.cityofchicago.org | Last Updated 2017-06-30T16:32:39.000Z

    The Chicago Public Library offers free WiFi at all locations. The Chicago Public Library consists of the Harold Washington Library Center, Sulzer and Woodson regional libraries and over 70 neighborhood branches. Many locations experience sporadic emergency closures due to heating or air conditioning issues, or area power outages. Independence Branch closed due to a fire on 10/30/15. Sulzer Regional Library was closed for three weeks in October/November 2016 for major facility repairs. Woodson Regional Library has been closed for major construction since November 2016, and is expected to reopen in late 2017. The Thomas Hughes Children's Library Closed in November 2016 for renovations and is expected to reopen in June 2017.

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    Public Health Statistics- Selected public health indicators by Chicago community area

    data.cityofchicago.org | Last Updated 2015-05-03T04:00:39.000Z

    This dataset contains a selection of 27 indicators of public health significance by Chicago community area, with the most updated information available. The indicators are rates, percents, or other measures related to natality, mortality, infectious disease, lead poisoning, and economic status. See the full description at https://data.cityofchicago.org/api/assets/2107948F-357D-4ED7-ACC2-2E9266BBFFA2.

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    Family and Support Services Delegate Agencies

    data.cityofchicago.org | Last Updated 2015-10-07T21:54:38.000Z

    A list of the delegate agencies with which the Department of Family and Support Services has contracted to provide services to residents of Chicago. For more information on the department and its services, please see http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/fss.html.

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    Public Technology Resources

    data.cityofchicago.org | Last Updated 2013-02-11T23:03:53.000Z

    Chicago sites that offer free or affordable technology resources and services, like computers with Internet access, Wi-Fi hotspots and technology training. Call or visit the organization's website before going to the location. For more information, visit http://locations.weconnectchicago.org/.

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    Problem Landlord List

    data.cityofchicago.org | Last Updated 2016-07-11T02:41:12.000Z

    This list describes landlords and property owners who are designated "problem landlords". Landlords on this list have had two or more administrative hearing causes brought against them and were found liable or defaulted to one or more serious building violations.

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    Building Code Scofflaw List

    data.cityofchicago.org | Last Updated 2017-01-13T23:32:51.000Z

    The Chicago Building Scofflaw Ordinance (Section 2-92-416 of the Municipal Code of Chicago) is designed to prevent landlords that refuse or refrain from correcting ongoing building code violations from receiving city contracts, including those that subsidize housing. Building owners must have a least three residential buildings with uncorrected violations and have had three or more properties referred to Circuit Court within the applicable 12 month period to be eligible for the list. The building code scofflaw list is updated once a year on the first business day of December, and building owners may appeal being named on the list. Building owners with controlling interest in at least three residential properties that have habitual, extensive or serioues building code violations are now ineligible for any new city contracts in 2015. The following individuals or entities have been placed on the Building Code Scofflaw list for the entire calendar year.

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    Micro-Market Recovery Program - Addresses

    data.cityofchicago.org | Last Updated 2017-07-20T05:01:24.000Z

    The City of Chicago launched the Micro-Market Recovery Program (MMRP), a coordinated effort among the City, not-for-profit intermediaries, and non-profit and for-profit capital sources to improve conditions, strengthen property values, and create environments supportive of private investment in targeted markets throughout the city. The goal of MMRP is to improve conditions, strengthen property values, and create environments supportive of private investment in targeted areas by strategically deploying public and private capital and other tools and resources in well-defined micro-markets. This address dataset contains additional geographies, such as Fire and Police Districts, Census Tract and TIF Zones, that can be linked to MMRP Permit, Case and Violation data using the ADDRKEY or ADDRGRPKEY.

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    Micro-Market Recovery Program - Violations and Inspections

    data.cityofchicago.org | Last Updated 2017-07-22T05:10:30.000Z

    The City of Chicago launched the Micro-Market Recovery Program (MMRP), a coordinated effort among the City, not-for-profit intermediaries, and non-profit and for-profit capital sources to improve conditions, strengthen property values, and create environments supportive of private investment in targeted markets throughout the city. The goal of MMRP is to improve conditions, strengthen property values, and create environments supportive of private investment in targeted areas by strategically deploying public and private capital and other tools and resources in well-defined micro-markets. This MMRP Violations and Inspections dataset contains Department of Buildings (DOB) Violations and associated Inspections that have occured at properties falling within an MMRP Zone. Permits, Cases and Violations can be linked to the MMRP Geographies dataset using ADDRKEY or ADDRGRPKEY. To link Violations and Inspections to their Permits and Cases use Violation PERMITORCASEKEY and link to Permits APKEY_PERMIT and Cases APKEY_CASE. *Note: Inspections are included only when at least one violation was written. Inspections without violations are not included in this dataset.

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    Micro-Market Recovery Program - Permits

    data.cityofchicago.org | Last Updated 2017-07-24T05:06:48.000Z

    The City of Chicago launched the Micro-Market Recovery Program (MMRP), a coordinated effort among the City, not-for-profit intermediaries, and non-profit and for-profit capital sources to improve conditions, strengthen property values, and create environments supportive of private investment in targeted markets throughout the city. The goal of MMRP is to improve conditions, strengthen property values, and create environments supportive of private investment in targeted areas by strategically deploying public and private capital and other tools and resources in well-defined micro-markets. This MMRP Permits dataset contains all Department of Buildings (DOB) Permits that have occured at properties falling within any MMRP Zone. Permits, Cases and Violations can be linked to the MMRP Geographies dataset using ADDRKEY or ADDRGRPKEY. To link Violations and Inspections to their Permits and Cases use Violation PERMITORCASEKEY to link to Permits APKEY_PERMIT and Cases APKEY_CASE. For more information on the MMRP program, please see http://www.regionalhopi.org/content/city-chicago-micro-market-recovery-program-overview.