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Cost of Living in Buffalo, NY, United States

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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 77.49
Rent Index: 23.38
Groceries Index: 85.97
Restaurants Index: 67.54
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 50.66
Local Purchasing Power: 157.84

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 $
10.00
20.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 $
40.00
60.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.50 $
6.00
7.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.00 $
3.00
3.50
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.50 $
3.00
5.50
Cappuccino (regular) 3.31 $
2.50
4.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.54 $
1.09
2.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.25 $
1.00
1.75
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.40 $
3.00
4.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.10 $
1.13
3.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.44 $
1.00
2.00
Eggs (12) 2.28 $
1.99
2.50
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.25 $
2.99
6.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.35 $
3.99
4.99
Apples (1 lb) 2.16 $
1.50
3.49
Oranges (1 lb) 2.69 $
2.00
4.00
Tomato (1 lb) 2.00 $
1.00
2.99
Potato (1 lb) 1.00 $
0.99
1.00
Lettuce (1 head) 1.74 $
1.49
2.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.00 $
1.99
2.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
8.00
13.60
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.43 $
1.79
3.50
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 1.46 $
1.41
1.50
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 10.00 $
9.55
11.00
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 $
2.00
2.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 75.00 $
60.00
75.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.53 $
2.30
5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
3.00
3.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
30.00
30.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.08 $
2.47
3.85
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000.00 $
25,000.00
35,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 119.43 $
80.00
152.49
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 55.25 $
45.00
66.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 26.00 $
25.00
30.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 5.00 $
5.00
5.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.25 $
9.00
12.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 48.00 $
35.00
70.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.00 $
30.00
45.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 71.67 $
45.00
90.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 81.67 $
75.00
95.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 754.38 $
600.00
1,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 541.67 $
450.00
700.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,210.00 $
1,100.00
1,350.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 841.67 $
750.00
1,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 241.13 $
232.26
250.00
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 120.77 $
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,616.50 $
2,400.00
2,833.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.75
3.00
4.25

These data are based on 354 entries in the past 18 months from 47 different contributors.

Last update: August, 2015

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1 Comments so far

#Jimmy tay on Apr 03, 2014 :
Hi,

I agree with the prices of beers you pay for at restaurants in Buffalo but the beers you buy in a case is significantly less. You can buy a case 24 pack of local beer for less than $20 . So why is it $3 per bottle in your estimates?

Thanks

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