Living and working in Chicago IL

Living & working in Chicago IL as a digital nomad, sounds like a dream!  Remote working in United States is becoming more and more popular. On Wejustgotback.com we share experiences of other digital nomads in Chicago IL and give you the best Tips & Tricks to start your own living and working in Chicago IL journey!

Overall Score

3.78/5 (Rang #60)

Family Score

High

Internet

41 mbps

Temperature (now)

Air quality (now)

Safety

Good

Lack of racism

Good

Income level

4817

English speaking

Very Good

Walkability

Very Good

Freedom of speech

Good

Happiness

Good

A/C or heating

Fair

Traffic safety

Fair

LGBTQ+ friendly

Very good

Quality of life score

Good

Fun

Good

Humidity (now)

Cost

3853 $ / mo

Lack of crime

Education level

High

Startup Score

Fair

People density

Peace (no pol. conflict)

Hospitals

Very Good

Nightlife

Fair

Places to work from

Friendly to foreigners

Fair

Female friendly

Fair

Digital Nomad Guide

Continent

North America

Average trip time

8 days

Internet speed (avg)

41 mbps

Weather (now)

Seasonal

Power

American Type A plug

Best neighborhood to stay

West Town

Tipping

No

Cashless

Yes can go almost anywhere

Best coworking space

Digital Nomad Guide

Tap water

Visitor return rate

0,12

Population

2700000

GDP per capita

57808 $

Population density

Religious government

Not religious

Apartment listings

Best national air carrier

United

Closest int'l air airport

Cost of living in Chicago IL

Cost of living for nomad

3853 $ / month

Cost of living for family

6399 $ / month

1br studio rent in center

1500 $ / month

Hotel (avg price month)

2160 $ / month

Airbnb (avg price month)

3381 $ / month

Dinner

12 $

Beer (0.5L)

6 $

Cost of Living

Cost of living for expat

2805 $ / month

Cost of living for local

1828 $ / month

Coworking costs

250 $ / month

Hotel (avg price night)

101 $ / night

Airbnb (avg price night)

111 $ / night

Coca-Cola (0.3L)

2 $

Coffee

4 $

Reviews

Have you ever been to Chicago IL, United States?

Share your experience with us!

Lisa
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After first spending 2 weeks on a working vacation in Chicago IL I decided to go there for a longer period. So now I've been living in Chicago IL for almost a 8 moths and I certainly don't regret it. We have a nice digital nomad community here and there are enough like-minded people to do fun things with in my spare time. So far living and working in Chicago IL has been a very enjoyable experience.
Tom
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I lived and worked as a digital nomad in Chicago IL for about a month. It was a really great experience to be living and working temporarily in this city. During the week I was able to work in a nice co-working and in the weekends I enjoyed all the beautiful sights Chicago IL and surroundings had to offer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Making money as a digital nomad can be done many numbers of ways. As long as the job doesn’t require you to be physically present with your clients or co-workers, you can work as a digital nomad.

Examples of job titles of americans living and working in Chicago IL as Digital Nomad are writers, translator, project programmer, developer  designer, marketeer, or consultant. 

Living and working in a new location sometimes comes with learning a new language. In United States they speak English. 

Before moving to a new location, it is important to know what the cost of living in that new location is. Cost of living in Chicago IL is average on Unknown.

This is more complicated question to answer. Where you pay taxes as a digital nomad will be based on your nationality, which country you earn your money from or where exactly you are a resident.

Try to figure out what applies to your situation by doing it yourself or contacting an accountant in your home or, if you reside a fair amount of time in one country, that new place.

Working and living in Chicago IL

You are or want to become a Digital Nomad and are considering living and working in Chicago IL? We from Wejustgotback.com will tell you what Chicago IL has to offer you as a digital nomad!

A good first step is to see if you can do your work remotely in Chicago IL for a US company. 

Our TIP is to prepare well! Read about Chicago IL and look at the living in Chicago IL pros and cons. What are the cost of living and working in Chicago IL for example? Is there a community of other expats working in Chicago IL? Can i combine doing a good amount of working hours with pleasure and exploring United States? And in the long term check if you need a special Chicago IL digital nomad visa!

But also important, how is the weather and (gastronomic) culture in Chicago IL? Take all the above factors into account and weigh the pros and cons to make living and working in Chicago IL an enjoyable experience!

Jennifer

Jennifer

Hi there. My name is Jennifer and for the past 10 years i have been traveling around the world as a Digital Nomad, working as a travel blogger and content creator. I have lived in different countries in Europe, Africa and South America. For Wejustgotback.com I will be gathering useful information about my favorite places to help you on your 'Digital Nomad - way'.

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