New York City vs Chicago


New York City - 8.34 million Chicago - 2.67 million

Population rank in the US

New York City - 1st Chicago - 3rd

New York is the city with the most skyscrapers in the United States. Chicago comes second in terms of number of skyscrapers.

Tallest building

New York City - One World Trade Center (1,776 ft/541 m) Chicago - Willis Tower (1,450 ft/442 m)

The cost of living in New York is definitely higher.

New York City is relatively more vibrant and culturally diverse than Chicago.

First permanent settlement

New York City - 1620s Chicago - 1780s

Winters in Chicago are relatively colder. NYC - Summers are warm and humid; winters are cold with a few days of snow. Chicago - Summers are warm and humid; Winters are very cold and snowy.



New York Giants (NFL), New York Yankees (MLB), New York Knicks (NBA), New York Mets (MLB), New York Rangers (NHL), etc.

Popular sports teams in NYC

Popular sports teams in NYC

Chicago Bears (NFL), Chicago Cubs (MLB), Chicago White Sox (MLB), Chicago Bulls (NBA), Chicago Blackhawks (NHL), etc.


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