Cost of Living Comparison Between New York, NY and Philadelphia, PA 

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Consumer Prices in Philadelphia, PA are 22.5% lower than in New York, NY (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Philadelphia, PA are 38.5% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Philadelphia, PA are 56.3% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Philadelphia, PA are 33.6% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Philadelphia, PA are 19.6% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Philadelphia, PA is 11.3% higher than in New York, NY
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Restaurants
New York, NY Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 30.00 $ 20.00 $      -33.3 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 130.00 $ 75.00 $      -42.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $ 10.00 $      -16.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $ 6.00 $      -25.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 $ 8.00 $      -20.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.91 $ 4.77 $      -19.3 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.05 $ 2.40 $      -21.4 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.30 $ 1.60 $      -30.4 %
Markets
New York, NY Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.35 $ 4.78 $      -10.7 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.25 $ 3.53 $      -17.0 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.25 $ 2.30 $      -29.1 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.69 $ 3.64 $      -36.1 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.46 $ 7.33 $      -1.7 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.41 $ 5.95 $      -19.7 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.90 $ 7.61 $      -14.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.20 $ 2.24 $      -29.8 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.90 $ 0.81 $      -10.3 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.67 $ 1.74 $      -34.8 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.82 $ 2.59 $      -8.2 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.92 $ 1.51 $      -21.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.74 $ 1.64 $      -6.1 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.88 $ 2.49 $      -13.3 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.45 $ 2.00 $      -18.2 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 $ 15.45 $      -22.8 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.39 $ 1.73 $      -27.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.83 $ 4.00 $      +4.5 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 17.00 $ 13.00 $      -23.5 %
Transportation
New York, NY Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.90 $ 2.50 $      -13.8 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 132.00 $ 98.00 $      -25.8 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 $ 2.70 $      -46.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $ 2.50 $      -23.1 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $ 22.00 $      -26.7 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.89 $ 3.83 $      -1.5 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,000.00 $ 34,000.00 $      +21.4 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,886.68 $ 25,402.02 $      -1.9 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New York, NY Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 168.45 $ 205.91 $      +22.2 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 62.37 $ 60.10 $      -3.6 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 70.06 $ 65.04 $      -7.2 %
Sports And Leisure
New York, NY Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 114.37 $ 49.17 $      -57.0 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 65.83 $ 38.00 $      -42.3 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 $ 14.00 $      -30.0 %
Childcare
New York, NY Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,057.95 $ 1,950.00 $      -36.2 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 63,250.00 $ 43,200.00 $      -31.7 %
Clothing And Shoes
New York, NY Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 68.63 $ 56.25 $      -18.0 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 44.61 $ 35.83 $      -19.7 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 98.65 $ 92.50 $      -6.2 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 161.86 $ 120.00 $      -25.9 %
Rent Per Month
New York, NY Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 4,071.33 $ 1,819.59 $      -55.3 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,686.44 $ 1,353.07 $      -49.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 8,134.32 $ 3,115.69 $      -61.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,316.30 $ 2,111.29 $      -51.1 %
Buy Apartment Price
New York, NY Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,419.88 $ 352.58 $      -75.2 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,164.67 $ 366.97 $      -68.5 %
Salaries And Financing
New York, NY Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,297.30 $ 4,313.33 $      -31.5 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.65 6.61      -0.5 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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