$1,428 Movers From Chicago to Gilbert

Quick Answer: The cost to move from Chicago, IL to Gilbert, AZ averages from $1,338 to $8,029 depending on how much you're moving, your move date, and whether you hire a company or do the move yourself.

Hiring a full-service Chicago moving company will be on the more expensive side, while renting a truck or moving container is usually cheaper but requires more work.

Here's everything you need to know about your upcoming move to Gilbert, AZ.

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

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Moving from Chicago to Gilbert resources

Moving 1,752 miles is no joke. Here's what you need to know.

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

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 $1,428 - $5,858 $1,329 - $3,116 $1,338 - $2,451
2 - 3 bedrooms $3,958 - $8,029 $2,252 - $4,943 $1,338 - $2,859
4+ bedrooms $6,542 - $11,785 $3,237 - $6,441 $1,670 - $3,605
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*These price ranges are a rough estimate based on 1,752 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.

The cost to move from Chicago to Gilbert will depend on:

  • Move size: The amount of items you have — as well as your home size and layout — will impact the total cost of your relocation.
  • Time of year: Summer is peak moving season in Chicago, so moving companies will likely charge more.
  • Do-it-yourself vs Professional Mover: DIY moving services are usually cheaper but involve more work and stress compared to letting the pros handle your move.

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

Hiring movers for a studio apartment or one-bedroom home from Chicago to Gilbert will cost between $1,428 to $5,858. The cost to move a two- to three-bedroom home will range from $3,958 to $8,029, and a four-bedroom move or bigger move from Chicago to Gilbert will cost from $6,542 to $11,785.

How much are moving container companies from Chicago to Gilbert?

Moving containers from Chicago to Gilbert will cost you $1,329 to $3,116 for a studio or one-bedroom home. For a two- to three-bedroom move, moving containers can cost $2,252 to $4,943. A larger home will cost $3,237 to $6,441.

How much is a moving truck from Chicago to Gilbert?

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 $1,338 to $2,451. A larger move will cost $1,338 to $2,859, and a four-bedroom move from Chicago to Gilbert costs from $1,670 to $3,605. These estimates include the anticipated fuel cost.

The best Chicago to Gilbert moving companies

Hiring an interstate moving company to go from Chicago to Gilbert 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 Gilbert.

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If you're just trying to ship a few items, here are our picks for the best small load moving companies.

Pros and cons of moving from Chicago to Gilbert

Cost of living: Chicago vs Gilbert

Chicago Gilbert
Average rent cost $1,595 $2,250
Average home value $306,098 $566,007
Average income (per capita) $65,601 $63,135
Cost of Living (single person) $1,001 $869
Cost of Living (family of 4) $3,584 $3,079
Unemployment rate 9.0% 4.5%
Sales Tax 10.25% 7.8%
State Income Tax 4.95% 2.5%
  • Rent prices in Gilbert are 41% higher than in Chicago.
  • Home prices in Gilbert are 84.9% higher than in Chicago.
  • Income in Gilbert is 3.8% lower than in Chicago.
  • The cost of living for a single person in Gilbert is 13.2% lower than in Chicago.
  • The cost of living for a family in Gilbert is 14.1% lower than in Chicago.
  • The unemployment rate in Gilbert is 50.00% lower than in Chicago.
  • Sales taxes in Gilbert are 23.90% lower than in Chicago.
  • State income taxes in Gilbert are 49.49% lower than in Chicago.

To put this into perspective, you would need around $2,604.40 in Gilbert 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 Gilbert?

Gilbert Chicago
Population 267,918 2,746,388
AllTransit Transportation Performance Score 2 9
Walkability score 29 77
Bike friendliness score 53 72
Crime Index 11.5 35.19
Safety Index 88.24 33.87
Air Quality Good Good
  • Gilbert's population is about 90% less than Chicago.
  • Gilbert's public transportation has a score of 2 out of 10 versus Chicago's lower score of 9.
  • Gilbert is less walkable than Chicago with a score of 29 out of 100 vs Chicago's 77 out of 100.
  • Gilbert is less bike-friendly than Chicago with a score of 53 out of 100 vs Chicago's 72.
  • Gilbert's crime rate is lower than Chicago with a score of 11.5 compared to Chicago's 35.19. This means that Gilbert neighborhoods are safer than 11.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods, and Chicago neighborhoods are safer than 35.19%.
  • Gilbert is considered to be safer than Chicago with a safety index of 88.24 vs Chicago's 33.87.
  • Air quality in Gilbert is good, and in Chicago it's good.

Considerations for moving to Gilbert

  • 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 Gilbert. 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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What to do in Gilbert

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

  • Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch
  • Hale Centre Theatre
  • Gilbert Temple, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints
  • Gilbert Farmers Market
  • Gilbert Historical Museum
  • BARNONE at Agriptopia
  • Freestone District Park
  • Discovery Park
  • St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church
  • Gilbert Rotary Centennial Observatory
  • Southeast Regional Library
  • 12 West Brewing Company

Get your sports on!

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

FAQs about moving from Chicago to Gilbert

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

The best time to move from Chicago to Gilbert is during the transitional seasons of spring or fall, considering the summer highs of 105ºF and the winter lows of 39ºF in Gilbert.

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

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

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