I live in the top floor of an apartment complex. So the sun pretty much keeps roasting me, whether in the east of west. Thankfully, I spend a lot of time in my labs/office which are pretty nice and cool places.
Coming from India, I would have thought that the summers, no matter how harsh would be the least of my problems in mid-west. But that doesn't seem to be the case. Sure, the absolute temperature in a tropical summer is still significantly higher than the mid-west summer, but I think the MUCH higher UV radiation due to a 33% thinner ozone layer here is an overwhelming factor in how hot it feels.
Even my dad had a similar observation last year when he came over to visit me last July.