Originally Posted by nate10184
Really? Maybe its just in my head but I feel like everything is cheaper in Chicago and my friends who have moved there from NY seem to feel the same way. Hell my 23 y/o buddy bought a roomy 2 bedroom condo in the west loop and walks in to work when the weather is good. That would be unthinkable in NY.
No, I think you may be right on property and rents (although I'd say that people in NYC tend to obsess about certain Manhattan neighborhoods only, while there is a lot of affordable housing if you're willing to be just a few subway stops further). I am only referring to the costs I see there when I visit fors several days at a time and consume comparable things as I would in NYC (meals, drinks, cabs, etc...).