Cost of Living Comparison Between Fairfax, VA and Philadelphia, PA 

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Cost of Living in Philadelphia, PA is 2.5% lower than in Fairfax, VA (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Philadelphia, PA is 9.7% lower than in Fairfax, VA
Rent Prices in Philadelphia, PA are 21.6% lower than in Fairfax, VA
Restaurant Prices in Philadelphia, PA are 19.8% lower than in Fairfax, VA
Groceries Prices in Philadelphia, PA are 12.9% higher than in Fairfax, VA
Local Purchasing Power in Philadelphia, PA is 35.7% lower than in Fairfax, VA
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Restaurants
Fairfax, VA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 $ 20.00 $      -20.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $ 70.00 $      -30.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $ 10.00 $      -16.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $ 6.00 $      0.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $ 8.00 $      +14.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.83 $ 4.74 $      -1.7 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.49 $ 2.50 $      +0.4 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.17 $ 1.72 $      -20.8 %
Markets
Fairfax, VA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.14 $ 4.90 $      +18.4 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.71 $ 3.77 $      +1.7 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.60 $ 2.89 $      +80.9 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.30 $ 4.04 $      +22.5 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.73 $ 8.16 $      +21.2 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.55 $ 6.45 $      +16.2 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.48 $ 8.64 $      +15.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.49 $ 2.58 $      +3.5 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.69 $ 0.89 $      +28.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.33 $ 1.70 $      -27.1 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.51 $ 2.58 $      +2.8 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.45 $ 1.59 $      +9.3 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.31 $ 1.71 $      +30.7 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.00 $ 2.75 $      +38.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.26 $ 2.36 $      +4.1 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.00 $ 17.00 $      +70.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.28 $ 1.73 $      -24.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.63 $ 4.17 $      -10.1 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.72 $ 13.00 $      +21.2 %
Transportation
Fairfax, VA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 $ 2.50 $      -50.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 45.00 $ 96.00 $      +113.3 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $ 2.85 $      +14.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $ 2.50 $      0.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 22.50 $ 22.00 $      -2.2 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.40 $ 3.81 $      +12.3 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 35,699.74 $ 26,000.00 $      -27.2 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,275.78 $ 25,351.77 $      -3.5 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Fairfax, VA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 188.18 $ 232.03 $      +23.3 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 59.95 $ 52.07 $      -13.1 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 71.00 $ 64.09 $      -9.7 %
Sports And Leisure
Fairfax, VA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 100.00 $ 36.25 $      -63.7 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 25.00 $ 38.00 $      +52.0 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 14.00 $      -6.7 %
Childcare
Fairfax, VA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,500.00 $ 1,950.00 $      +30.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 30,776.00 $ 43,200.00 $      +40.4 %
Clothing And Shoes
Fairfax, VA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 64.66 $ 53.50 $      -17.3 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 50.77 $ 37.50 $      -26.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 111.24 $ 93.85 $      -15.6 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 178.48 $ 122.78 $      -31.2 %
Rent Per Month
Fairfax, VA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,983.33 $ 1,795.45 $      -9.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,783.33 $ 1,322.46 $      -25.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,872.50 $ 3,040.69 $      -21.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,916.67 $ 2,120.10 $      -27.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
Fairfax, VA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 350.00 $ 352.58 $      +0.7 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 300.00 $ 241.98 $      -19.3 %
Salaries And Financing
Fairfax, VA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,849.15 $ 3,974.60 $      -42.0 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.66 6.62      -0.6 %
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