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Cost of Living Comparison Between London and New York, NY 

You would need around 6,591.62$ (3,925.31£) in New York, NY to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 4,100.00£ in London (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in New York, NY are 14.00% lower than in London
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 4.26% lower than in London
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 8.90% higher than in London
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 8.73% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 0.31% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 24.86% higher than in London

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  London  New York, NY      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 £     8.93 £      -10.68 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 £     44.66 £      -10.67 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 5.00 £     4.17 £      -16.63 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.60 £     3.57 £      -0.75 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.50 £     4.17 £      +19.10 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.40 £     2.33 £      -2.76 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.10 £     1.05 £      -4.53 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 0.96 £     0.90 £      -5.98 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.94 £     0.81 £      -14.43 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 0.97 £     1.70 £      +74.94 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 1.56 £     1.82 £      +16.94 %
Eggs (12) 2.28 £     1.79 £      -21.43 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 6.81 £     6.39 £      -6.14 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.20 £     4.99 £      -30.72 %
Apples (1kg) 1.87 £     2.47 £      +32.60 %
Oranges (1kg) 1.79 £     2.23 £      +24.04 %
Tomato (1kg) 2.12 £     2.74 £      +28.92 %
Potato (1kg) 1.16 £     1.19 £      +2.01 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.94 £     1.37 £      +44.77 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.99 £     1.16 £      +16.51 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 £     8.93 £      +27.61 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.53 £     1.09 £      -28.76 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 1.51 £     1.50 £      -0.10 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 8.00 £     7.29 £      -8.81 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 £     1.49 £      -46.83 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 125.00 £     66.70 £      -46.64 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 £     1.49 £      -50.38 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.44 £     0.75 £      -69.26 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 24.74 £     17.86 £      -27.79 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.39 £     0.63 £      -54.58 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 16,000.00 £     13,696.50 £      -14.40 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 148.55 £     91.09 £      -38.68 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 £     0.10 £      -29.23 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 19.23 £     29.15 £      +51.59 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 52.12 £     54.73 £      +5.01 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 9.32 £     16.66 £      +78.65 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 £     8.11 £      -32.39 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 60.72 £     34.00 £      -44.01 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 30.17 £     28.27 £      -6.30 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 64.85 £     53.09 £      -18.14 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 70.14 £     73.09 £      +4.22 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,475.16 £     1,701.13 £      +15.32 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 919.24 £     1,007.88 £      +9.64 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,806.73 £     2,920.90 £      +4.07 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,699.07 £     1,884.63 £      +10.92 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 8,200.00 £     5,768.92 £      -29.65 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,995.09 £     2,582.57 £      -48.30 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,169.72 £     2,593.68 £      +19.54 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.20     3.92      -6.77 %
 
Last updateApril, 2014April, 2014
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