Moving from Chicago to Chandler (Movers from $1,547)

Quick answer: A move from Chicago to Chandler costs $1,463 to $8,278 and takes 5-16 days. The main factors that determine the cost and time are how much you’re moving, your move date, and whether you hire a company or do the 1,754-mile move yourself.

Hiring a long-distance moving company from Chicago will be more expensive, while renting a truck or using a moving container is usually cheaper but requires more work.

Moving the reverse route? We've got you covered with our Moving from Chandler to Chicago guide.

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How much does it cost to move from Chicago to Chandler?

Chicago movers charge $100 per hour on average. Here are average prices for a full-service moving company, moving container, or truck:

Move size Moving company Moving container Rental truck
Studio / 1 bedroom $1,547 - $5,858 $1,275 - $3,147 $1,339 - $2,500
2 - 3 bedrooms $3,692 - $8,278 $2,322 - $4,747 $1,463 - $2,828
4+ bedrooms $6,954 - $11,779 $3,334 - $6,505 $1,669 - $3,749
*These price ranges are a rough estimate based on 1,754 miles and historical averages. The actual size of your move, additional services required, truck parking access, market conditions, and availability can greatly affect the final cost of your move.
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Factors influencing moving costs from Chicago to Chandler

The cost of Chicago movers will depend on:

  • Move size: The cost of your move will depend on the amount of items you have in your home. For example, moving a one-bedroom apartment from Chicago to Chandler can be as low as $1,547 while a four-bedroom home can be as high as $11,395.
  • Time of year: Summer is peak moving season in Chicago, so moving companies will likely charge more.
  • Do-it-yourself vs professional mover: Renting a truck or using a moving container can be cheaper options, with prices for a rental truck ranging from $1,339 to $3,161. However, these options require more work and effort compared to hiring professional movers.

How much are professional moving companies when moving from Chicago to Chandler?

Hiring movers for a studio apartment or one-bedroom home from Chicago to Chandler will cost between $1,547 to $5,858. The cost to move a two- to three-bedroom home will range from $3,692 to $8,278, and a four-bedroom move or bigger move from Chicago to Chandler will cost from $6,954 to $11,779.

How much are moving container companies from Chicago to Chandler?

Moving containers from Chicago to Chandler will cost you $1,275 to $3,147 for a studio or one-bedroom home. For a two- to three-bedroom move, moving containers can cost $2,322 to $4,747. A larger home will cost $3,334 to $6,505.

How much is a moving truck from Chicago to Chandler?

Renting a moving truck is usually the cheapest option, but it requires you to do all of the driving and labor.

Moving a studio or one-bedroom apartment in a rental truck will cost around $1,339 to $2,500. A larger move will cost $1,463 to $2,828, and a four-bedroom move from Chicago to Chandler costs from $1,669 to $3,749. These estimates include the anticipated fuel cost.

The best Chicago to Chandler moving companies

Hiring an interstate moving company to go from Chicago to Chandler is a big deal.

There are more than 8,000 moving companies in the U.S. But don't worry, you won't have to filter through all of them. We've done the research for you and narrowed the list based on customer satisfaction, cost, and services. Here are the best long-distance moving companies serving Chicago to Chandler.

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Pros and cons of moving from Chicago to Chandler

Cost of living: Chicago vs Chandler

Chicago Chandler
Average rent cost $1,595 $2,150
Average home value $306,098 $517,044
Average income (per capita) $65,601 $63,135
Cost of Living (single person) $1,001 $859
Cost of Living (family of 4) $3,584 $2,989
Unemployment rate 9.0% 5.3%
Sales Tax 10.25% 7.8%
State Income Tax 4.95% 2.5%
  • Rent prices in Chandler are 35% higher than in Chicago.
  • Home prices in Chandler are 68.9% higher than in Chicago.
  • Income in Chandler is 3.8% lower than in Chicago.
  • The cost of living for a single person in Chandler is 14.2% lower than in Chicago.
  • The cost of living for a family in Chandler is 16.6% lower than in Chicago.
  • The unemployment rate in Chandler is 41.11% lower than in Chicago.
  • Sales taxes in Chandler are 23.90% lower than in Chicago.
  • State income taxes in Chandler are 49.49% lower than in Chicago.

To put this into perspective, you would need around $2,574.43 in Chandler to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with $3,000.00 in Chicago.

How is life different in Chicago compared to Chandler?

Chandler Chicago
Population 275,987 2,746,388
AllTransit Transportation Performance Score 4 9
Walkability score 35 77
Bike friendliness score 55 72
Crime Index 19.71 35.19
Safety Index 78.82 33.87
Air Quality Good Good
  • Chandler's population is about 90% less than Chicago.
  • Chandler's public transportation has a score of 4 out of 10 versus Chicago's lower score of 9.
  • Chandler is less walkable than Chicago with a score of 35 out of 100 vs Chicago's 77 out of 100.
  • Chandler is less bike-friendly than Chicago with a score of 55 out of 100 vs Chicago's 72.
  • Chandler's crime rate is lower than Chicago with a score of 19.71 compared to Chicago's 35.19. This means that Chandler neighborhoods are safer than 19.71% of all U.S. neighborhoods, and Chicago neighborhoods are safer than 35.19%.
  • Chandler is considered to be safer than Chicago with a safety index of 78.82 vs Chicago's 33.87.
  • Air quality in Chandler is good, and in Chicago it's good.

Considerations for moving to Chandler

  • Weather: Extreme heat may cause discomfort if you choose to move in the summer. Pay close attention to heat sensitive household items such as instruments, antique furniture, and electronics. .
  • HOA rules: Check ahead with any neighborhood or community rules on moving to ensure a smooth move.
  • Elevator reservation: If your building has an elevator you'll want to check on how to reserve it for move day.
  • Truck parking permits: Some cities require parking permits for large vehicles and moving trucks. Find out if you need any parking permits ahead of time.
  • State licensing: Though Arizona is largely an “unregulated” state, local moving companies are subject to some Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) and Department of Weights and Measures regulations intended to ensure that they operate safely and ethically. Make sure the moving company you use has a license before hiring.
  • State regulator: You can verify a Arizona moving license and its status through the state's public utilities commission.
  • Moving permits: Arizona does not require any moving permits, but it is helpful to check local parking restrictions before moving into the state.
  • Change of address: We recommend submitting your change of address form with USPS at least a week prior to your move. You can set an official move date on the form and this way all of your mail will get properly forwarded to Chandler. Get started here.
  • Moving company insurance: Every state requires moving companies to carry different levels of insurance. Choose Released Value Protection for its cost-effectiveness—offered by movers at no extra charge, although it provides minimal coverage. With a liability limit of 60 cents per pound per article, consider this option carefully. For instance, if a 50-inch TV weighing 25 pounds is lost or damaged, your reimbursement would only be $15 (60 cents x 25 pounds). For comprehensive coverage of your items' full value, consult with your moving company for alternative options or consider third-party insurance providers.
  • Moving checklist: Our moving checklist will help you have the peace of mind that you've got everything covered.

Local Chicago movers

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4250 N Marine Dr Aparment #1136, Chicago, IL, 60613
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Visit our best long distance movers in Chicago page to see a complete list of moving companies, including hourly rates, services, and reviews.

What to do in Chandler

These are some of the best things to do in your new Arizona home.

  • Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery
  • KOLI Equestrian Center
  • Veterans Oasis Park
  • Phoenix Premium Outlets
  • Tumbleweed Park
  • Desert Breeze Park
  • Arizona Railway Museum
  • Chandler Museum
  • Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park
  • Mesquite Groves Aquatic Center

Get your sports on!

Chandler is a great sports town, these are the local teams to support:

FAQ

When is the best time to move from Chicago to Chandler?

The best time to move from Chicago to Chandler is during the spring or fall. These seasons offer milder weather and avoid higher moving costs during the peak moving season in Chicago.

When is the cheapest time to move from Chicago to Chandler?

Because most people are moving from Chicago to Chandler in the spring or fall, you can often catch discounts by moving in the winter. Read our guide on moving discounts to learn more.

How long does a move from Chicago to Chandler take?

The 1,754-mile move from Chicago, IL, to Chandler, AZ, takes 5-16 days. Some Chicago movers may offer expedited moving if you need it faster. If you need more time, ask your mover about storage options in Chandler.

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