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Costs in Chicago are quite reasonable compared with other large cities such as San Francisco and New York, though the sales tax here, at 9.25%, is one of the highest of any U.S. city. Restaurants, events, and parking costs are markedly higher in the Loop than in any other area of the city.

ATMs are plentiful. You can find them in banks, grocery stores, and hotels, as well as at some drugstores, gas stations, and convenience stores.

Prices throughout this guide are given for adults. Substantially reduced fees are almost always available for children, students, and senior citizens.

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