Cost of Living Comparison Between London and New York, NY 

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Cost of Living in New York, NY is 25.1% higher than in London (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in New York, NY is 33.9% higher than in London
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 44.8% higher than in London
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 21.4% higher than in London
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 51.3% higher than in London
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 1.5% lower than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit New York, NY Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 £
(25.45 $)
23.58 £
(30.00 $)
     +17.9 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 £
(101.78 $)
102.18 £
(130.00 $)
     +27.7 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 £
(10.18 $)
9.43 £
(12.00 $)
     +17.9 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.50 £
(8.27 $)
6.29 £
(8.00 $)
     -3.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.75 £
(7.32 $)
7.86 £
(10.00 $)
     +36.7 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.62 £
(4.61 $)
4.45 £
(5.66 $)
     +23.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.05 £
(2.61 $)
2.41 £
(3.07 $)
     +17.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.63 £
(2.07 $)
1.79 £
(2.28 $)
     +10.0 %
Markets
London Edit New York, NY Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.96 £
(6.31 $)
4.44 £
(5.64 $)
     -10.5 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.41 £
(1.79 $)
3.42 £
(4.35 $)
     +143.3 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.92 £
(1.17 $)
2.62 £
(3.33 $)
     +183.8 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.15 £
(4.00 $)
4.13 £
(5.25 $)
     +31.1 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.41 £
(4.34 $)
5.86 £
(7.46 $)
     +72.1 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.39 £
(4.31 $)
5.35 £
(6.81 $)
     +58.0 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.52 £
(7.02 $)
6.83 £
(8.69 $)
     +23.9 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.17 £
(1.48 $)
2.47 £
(3.14 $)
     +111.5 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.59 £
(0.76 $)
0.76 £
(0.96 $)
     +27.0 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.17 £
(1.49 $)
2.04 £
(2.59 $)
     +73.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.39 £
(1.77 $)
2.30 £
(2.93 $)
     +65.1 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.58 £
(0.73 $)
1.42 £
(1.81 $)
     +146.0 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.53 £
(0.68 $)
1.33 £
(1.69 $)
     +150.0 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.97 £
(1.23 $)
2.32 £
(2.95 $)
     +139.1 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.31 £
(1.67 $)
1.95 £
(2.47 $)
     +48.3 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.50 £
(12.09 $)
15.72 £
(20.00 $)
     +65.5 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.09 £
(2.66 $)
2.02 £
(2.57 $)
     -3.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.44 £
(3.10 $)
2.99 £
(3.81 $)
     +22.8 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 £
(19.08 $)
13.36 £
(17.00 $)
     -10.9 %
Transportation
London Edit New York, NY Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 £
(3.56 $)
2.28 £
(2.90 $)
     -18.6 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200.00 £
(254.46 $)
103.75 £
(132.00 $)
     -48.1 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.50 £
(5.73 $)
3.93 £
(5.00 $)
     -12.7 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.13 £
(3.99 $)
2.75 £
(3.50 $)
     -12.2 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 £
(38.17 $)
26.72 £
(34.00 $)
     -10.9 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.71 £
(7.26 $)
3.03 £
(3.86 $)
     -46.8 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,280.00 £
(34,708.35 $)
24,758.31 £
(31,500.00 $)
     -9.2 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,860.62 £
(32,902.48 $)
21,590.76 £
(27,469.93 $)
     -16.5 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit New York, NY Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 291.61 £
(371.02 $)
138.95 £
(176.78 $)
     -52.4 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 15.49 £
(19.71 $)
52.23 £
(66.45 $)
     +237.1 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31.23 £
(39.73 $)
55.71 £
(70.88 $)
     +78.4 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit New York, NY Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 45.94 £
(58.45 $)
110.04 £
(140.00 $)
     +139.5 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.35 £
(18.26 $)
61.19 £
(77.86 $)
     +326.4 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 £
(19.08 $)
15.72 £
(20.00 $)
     +4.8 %
Childcare
London Edit New York, NY Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,840.34 £
(2,341.47 $)
2,433.91 £
(3,096.67 $)
     +32.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,054.76 £
(25,515.68 $)
45,272.33 £
(57,600.00 $)
     +125.7 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit New York, NY Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 81.68 £
(103.92 $)
56.46 £
(71.83 $)
     -30.9 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.57 £
(50.35 $)
37.91 £
(48.24 $)
     -4.2 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 89.16 £
(113.44 $)
77.73 £
(98.90 $)
     -12.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 97.78 £
(124.40 $)
130.01 £
(165.41 $)
     +33.0 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit New York, NY Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,131.63 £
(2,712.08 $)
3,401.87 £
(4,328.21 $)
     +59.6 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,605.16 £
(2,042.24 $)
2,249.44 £
(2,861.97 $)
     +40.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,422.97 £
(5,627.35 $)
6,731.90 £
(8,565.00 $)
     +52.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,858.97 £
(3,637.47 $)
3,577.07 £
(4,551.11 $)
     +25.1 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit New York, NY Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,292.57 £
(1,644.53 $)
1,289.90 £
(1,641.14 $)
     -0.2 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 739.22 £
(940.51 $)
898.17 £
(1,142.75 $)
     +21.5 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit New York, NY Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,507.35 £
(4,462.40 $)
4,623.67 £
(5,882.70 $)
     +31.8 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.51 6.72      +22.0 %
Last update: May 2024May 2024
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