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Cost of Living in United States

Cost of living in United States is 8.95% lower than in United Kingdom (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in United States is 5.84% higher than in United Kingdom (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 $ 10.00-18.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 $ 35.00-70.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 $ 5.99-8.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 $ 3.00-5.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 5.00 $ 4.00-7.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.82 $ 3.00-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.70 $ 1.25-2.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.38 $ 1.00-2.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.49 $ 2.79-4.25
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.32 $ 1.50-3.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.64 $ 1.00-2.50
Eggs (12) 2.76 $ 2.00-3.75
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.85 $ 3.00-7.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.98 $ 2.50-6.00
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.42 $ 3.99-7.69
Apples (1 lb) 1.93 $ 1.20-3.00
Banana (1 lb) 0.74 $ 0.50-1.00
Oranges (1 lb) 1.84 $ 1.00-3.00
Tomato (1 lb) 1.83 $ 1.00-2.99
Potato (1 lb) 1.18 $ 0.75-2.00
Onion (1 lb) 1.20 $ 0.79-2.00
Lettuce (1 head) 1.59 $ 1.00-2.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.77 $ 1.00-2.50
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $ 9.00-16.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.89 $ 1.20-2.75
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.55 $ 1.67-3.99
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.50 $ 5.25-8.50
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 $ 1.50-2.75
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 72.00 $ 40.00-100.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 2.50-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.60 $ 2.00-4.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $ 20.00-40.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.32 $ 1.90-2.95
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,000.00 $ 18,495.00-25,330.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 146.78 $ 93.50-220.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 $ 0.10-0.20
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 50.89 $ 35.00-70.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 38.18 $ 24.00-60.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.05 $ 8.00-30.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 $ 9.00-13.50
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 42.28 $ 30.00-55.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.37 $ 25.00-50.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 74.59 $ 60.00-90.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 92.18 $ 65.00-125.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,197.94 $ 713.00-1,900.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 897.21 $ 600.00-1,350.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,994.41 $ 1,200.00-3,200.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,494.74 $ 995.00-2,400.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 221.23 $ 109.00-475.00
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 144.50 $ 84.35-279.00
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 2,809.15 $ 2,000.00-4,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.02 3.50-4.68

Prices in United States

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Last update: May, 2016 Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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By City in United States

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Cost of Living Index
Rent Index
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index
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Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
New York, NY 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00
Honolulu, HI 98.92 65.32 82.97 110.18 83.79 91.17
San Francisco, CA 98.86 123.57 110.59 110.42 90.70 102.62
Washington, DC 94.00 75.50 85.21 88.35 87.48 119.44
Chicago, IL 85.42 55.31 71.12 85.24 84.57 127.37
Santa Cruz, CA 85.23 63.23 74.78 95.01 67.35 171.69
Boston, MA 84.34 74.61 79.72 84.24 84.21 130.30
Seattle, WA 84.25 62.33 73.84 84.11 79.69 138.53
Minneapolis, MN 82.64 42.62 63.63 91.29 69.14 133.21
Philadelphia, PA 82.61 49.68 66.97 84.74 74.73 110.09
Fairfax, VA 82.19 54.41 68.99 77.15 76.48 143.50
Las Vegas, NV 82.08 30.75 57.71 79.01 82.07 114.96
Miami, FL 81.89 56.16 69.67 79.82 86.47 106.46
Lexington, KY 81.34 29.86 56.89 85.25 66.97 115.31
Portland, OR 81.29 49.88 66.37 82.29 73.50 117.40
Sacramento, CA 80.67 38.29 60.55 82.41 71.81 131.25
Fort Lauderdale, FL 79.16 57.63 68.94 79.79 74.03 113.79
Melbourne, FL 78.80 29.39 55.34 91.19 64.28 151.67
Denver, CO 78.50 51.99 65.91 75.98 75.74 125.08
Los Angeles, CA 78.37 66.30 72.64 75.98 79.72 116.18
New Orleans, LA 78.08 37.49 58.80 78.50 75.84 100.51
Baltimore, MD 77.87 49.24 64.27 80.04 72.98 149.32
Des Moines, IA 77.82 31.48 55.81 87.85 63.50 99.09
San Diego, CA 77.70 59.33 68.98 77.77 77.38 115.08
Greensboro, NC 76.59 25.33 52.25 82.76 60.07 168.26
Orlando, FL 75.49 39.11 58.22 79.78 73.13 127.68
Fresno, CA 73.91 32.69 54.33 72.24 71.32 109.72
Spokane, WA 73.88 26.38 51.33 72.88 78.57 107.81
Saint Paul, MN 73.84 32.25 54.09 73.22 67.12 105.19
Charlotte, NC 73.82 40.45 57.98 78.09 66.64 146.15
Houston, TX 73.57 46.56 60.74 72.59 74.46 143.03
Cincinnati, OH 73.39 31.97 53.72 73.32 64.77 129.77
Detroit, MI 73.29 30.13 52.79 72.97 61.39 162.42
Atlanta, GA 73.11 40.51 57.63 72.10 69.77 148.73
Milwaukee, WI 73.07 33.93 54.48 73.40 73.59 125.88
Jacksonville, FL 72.91 33.11 54.01 74.63 73.03 117.86
Indianapolis, IN 72.33 31.10 52.75 74.01 63.79 101.33
Newark, NJ 72.07 34.47 54.22 63.55 76.71 135.03
Raleigh, NC 71.98 34.84 54.34 74.92 71.79 140.31
Little Rock, AR 71.46 25.09 49.44 78.25 64.94 118.55
Fort Myers, FL 71.30 28.98 51.20 75.10 62.64 99.78
Columbia, SC 71.23 27.54 50.49 76.28 64.84 77.37
Fremont, CA 71.23 67.44 69.43 61.26 71.72 193.38
Phoenix, AZ 71.08 31.44 52.26 69.09 68.57 171.16
Saint Louis, MO 71.07 27.81 50.53 72.61 62.85 157.66
Columbus, OH 70.70 34.18 53.36 69.71 63.32 131.97
Nashville, TN 70.47 44.36 58.07 69.64 69.05 183.10
Memphis, TN 69.86 27.66 49.82 75.37 54.38 111.91
Gainesville, FL 69.81 26.94 49.45 69.16 59.53 103.94
Austin, TX 69.53 49.55 60.04 66.40 69.32 132.45
Madison, WI 69.12 37.24 53.98 69.15 64.65 142.84
Sioux Falls, SD 69.04 26.96 49.05 73.45 55.34 95.34
Salem, OR 68.27 29.11 49.68 68.11 65.30 109.41
Tulsa, OK 68.22 30.08 50.11 72.71 59.81 142.04
Dallas, TX 68.11 40.92 55.20 61.14 67.92 162.09
Tampa, FL 68.03 38.14 53.84 69.53 65.19 116.99
Ann Arbor, MI 68.03 42.08 55.71 64.31 64.19 162.09
Kansas City, MO 67.92 29.19 49.53 65.22 68.88 178.00
Salt Lake City, UT 67.84 32.42 51.02 68.83 66.26 166.84
Rochester, NY 67.46 31.02 50.16 66.20 70.59 143.30
Omaha, NE 65.37 31.20 49.15 65.14 58.21 139.86
Oklahoma City, OK 65.02 28.01 47.44 69.54 58.71 139.59
Albuquerque, NM 63.97 24.52 45.24 61.94 62.67 150.90
San Antonio, TX 61.07 33.48 47.97 60.68 55.71 145.24
Athens, GA 58.62 23.08 41.74 53.69 62.16 155.37
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