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Chicago city facts

  • The average daytime temperature in Chicago is -3°C in January and 25°C in July.

  • Campers and hostellers can have a great time in Chicago on $90 to $100 per day.

  • Thirsty? A 0.33 litre of bottled water in Chicago will cost you $1.20.

  • The geographical area of Chicago is 5498 sq km, ranked number 3 largest in the world.

  • For health reasons, engineers made the Chicago River flow backwards in 1900. It does so even today.

  • In the mood for a pint? A half litre of beer in Chicago costs about $5.

  • About 6.9m people live in Chicago. It's the number 29 most populous city in the world.

  • Travelling couples can enjoy Chicago on about $175 to $400 per day.

  • A standard ticket for Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) costs $5.75 and is good for 24 hr.

  • It usually rains 122 days per year in Chicago.

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  • 16°C
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  • Thursday

    Mostly sunny. Mild. 22°C 18°C
  • Friday

    Scattered tstorms late. Partly sunny. Mild. 23°C 17°C
  • Saturday

    Strong thunderstorms. Overcast. Warm. 27°C 20°C
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