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Cost of Living in Philadelphia

Cost of living in Philadelphia is 17.18% lower than in New York (Info)Our estimator (with default settings) estimate monthly expenses for a single person at 965.33$ and for four person family at 3,478.86$ (without rent).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 $ 10.00-18.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 62.50 $ 40.00-85.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.25 $ 5.00-8.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 4.00 $ 3.00-6.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.00 $ 4.50-7.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.61 $ 3.00-4.50
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.82 $ 1.50-2.04
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.50 $ 1.00-2.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.66 $ 3.00-4.50
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.52 $ 1.89-3.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.53 $ 1.00-2.00
Eggs (12) 3.35 $ 2.89-4.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.39 $ 3.00-8.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.70 $ 3.18-6.00
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.00 $ 5.00-6.99
Apples (1 lb) 2.24 $ 1.59-3.99
Banana (1 lb) 0.71 $ 0.50-0.99
Oranges (1 lb) 2.16 $ 1.36-3.00
Tomato (1 lb) 1.94 $ 1.00-3.00
Potato (1 lb) 1.36 $ 1.00-2.00
Onion (1 lb) 1.25 $ 1.00-1.81
Lettuce (1 head) 2.20 $ 1.29-3.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.37 $ 1.89-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $ 12.00-15.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.25 $ 1.00-3.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.17 $ 1.50-3.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 9.00 $ 7.00-9.60
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 $ 2.25-2.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 91.00 $ 90.00-100.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $ 2.65-3.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.30 $ 2.20-2.30
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 22.01 $ 20.00-24.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.45 $ 2.15-2.80
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,000.00 $ 17,000.00-22,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 156.35 $ 100.00-212.50
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 $ 0.10-0.12
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 62.30 $ 40.00-85.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 42.68 $ 30.00-60.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 23.20 $ 18.00-35.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $ 10.90-13.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 42.84 $ 30.00-54.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.47 $ 30.00-45.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 79.05 $ 69.00-100.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 111.69 $ 85.00-150.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,450.11 $ 1,100.00-1,800.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 925.93 $ 753.00-1,110.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,592.11 $ 1,950.00-3,200.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,557.69 $ 1,200.00-2,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 317.34 $ 233.00-400.00
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 139.32 $ 51.09-200.00
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,458.57 $ 1,800.00-3,360.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.09 3.75-4.50

Prices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

These data are based on 1149 entries in the past 18 months from 151 different contributors.
Last update: February, 2016
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