Cost of Living Comparison Between Austin, TX and New York, NY 

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Consumer Prices in New York, NY are 35.3% higher than in Austin, TX (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 42.5% higher than in Austin, TX
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 51.2% higher than in Austin, TX
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 27.3% higher than in Austin, TX
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 42.4% higher than in Austin, TX
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 22.2% lower than in Austin, TX
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Restaurants
Austin, TX Edit New York, NY Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.00 $ 25.00 $      +38.9 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $ 100.00 $      +25.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $ 10.55 $      +17.3 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $ 8.00 $      +33.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 10.00 $      +25.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.02 $ 5.15 $      +2.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.50 $ 2.75 $      +9.7 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.89 $ 2.16 $      +14.0 %
Markets
Austin, TX Edit New York, NY Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.02 $ 4.76 $      +18.3 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.59 $ 3.87 $      +49.4 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.42 $ 3.64 $      +155.5 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.95 $ 4.64 $      +17.5 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.14 $ 7.56 $      +23.2 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.73 $ 7.71 $      +34.5 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.64 $ 9.73 $      +46.7 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.34 $ 2.58 $      +10.2 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.74 $ 1.05 $      +42.2 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.85 $ 2.34 $      +26.3 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.37 $ 2.79 $      +103.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.27 $ 1.88 $      +47.7 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.12 $ 1.72 $      +53.3 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.78 $ 2.79 $      +56.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.09 $ 2.45 $      +17.2 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 18.00 $      +20.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.94 $ 3.16 $      +7.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.54 $ 3.93 $      +11.1 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.00 $ 16.00 $      +100.0 %
Transportation
Austin, TX Edit New York, NY Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 $ 2.75 $      +83.3 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 48.91 $ 129.00 $      +163.7 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $ 4.50 $      +80.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $ 3.00 $      +20.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 40.00 $ 30.00 $      -25.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.45 $ 4.16 $      +20.6 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,500.00 $ 26,000.00 $      -8.8 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,249.70 $ 24,213.80 $      -4.1 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Austin, TX Edit New York, NY Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 206.84 $ 177.57 $      -14.2 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.15 $ 0.10 $      -29.3 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 71.41 $ 68.86 $      -3.6 %
Sports And Leisure
Austin, TX Edit New York, NY Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 45.74 $ 101.18 $      +121.2 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16.00 $ 38.00 $      +137.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.25 $ 18.00 $      +35.8 %
Childcare
Austin, TX Edit New York, NY Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,178.80 $ 2,264.64 $      +92.1 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 11,116.67 $ 39,909.09 $      +259.0 %
Clothing And Shoes
Austin, TX Edit New York, NY Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 63.57 $ 64.01 $      +0.7 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 45.36 $ 56.81 $      +25.2 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 95.83 $ 95.46 $      -0.4 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 133.00 $ 148.60 $      +11.7 %
Rent Per Month
Austin, TX Edit New York, NY Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,420.81 $ 3,807.64 $      +57.3 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,632.20 $ 2,377.40 $      +45.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,583.75 $ 7,096.94 $      +54.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,814.09 $ 4,035.40 $      +43.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
Austin, TX Edit New York, NY Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 849.30 $ 1,326.45 $      +56.2 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 358.71 $ 861.69 $      +140.2 %
Salaries And Financing
Austin, TX Edit New York, NY Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,287.44 $ 5,858.94 $      +10.8 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.01 5.66      -5.9 %
Last update: February 2023February 2023
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