Costliest city of the week: Chicago

It’s time for our next costliest city of the week: Chicago.

While you can find deep-dish pizza and other delicious cheap eats across the city, the costs of common procedures can be as pricey as the shops on the Michigan Mile.

Costliest procedure: A lower back MRI. Out of our top 30 cities, Chicagoland comes in as the 5th priciest ($1,803) for this procedure.

Curious fact: The Second City has the widest price range for a preventive primary care visit. Chicagoans can pay anywhere from $50 to $423 for the same checkup – an 8x difference!

 

Want more? Explore our Costliest Cities 2015 research to find out how healthcare costs add up in your city.