I live in Chicago and I am in the process of fixing my basement, it will include a kitchen, bath, living room and two bedrooms. I recently recieved an estimate for framing the walls and putting up the drywall (it does not include the taping and so on) of $4,000.00. That is only for labor work for I will be purchasing the materials myself. This seems way more then I was expecting just for labor work. The worker is not from a company but he is just doing it as a side job if that makes a difference. This is just my first estimate but I want to know if this is the going rate or is this price on the expensive side. Any thoughts would be appreciated.