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

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Consumer Prices in Philadelphia, PA are 19.83% lower than in New York, NY (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Philadelphia, PA are 34.48% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Philadelphia, PA are 51.35% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Philadelphia, PA are 28.99% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Philadelphia, PA are 16.66% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Philadelphia, PA is 17.38% lower than in New York, NY
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Restaurants
New York, NY Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $ 15.00 $      -25.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $ 60.00 $      -40.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $ 8.00 $      -11.11 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.75 $ 5.00 $      -35.48 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 $ 7.00 $      -22.22 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.91 $ 4.32 $      -11.95 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.20 $ 1.88 $      -14.35 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.77 $ 1.44 $      -18.70 %
Markets
New York, NY Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.48 $ 4.07 $      -9.25 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.62 $ 2.81 $      -22.49 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.39 $ 1.73 $      -27.80 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.15 $ 2.48 $      -21.32 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.21 $ 3.97 $      -36.16 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.87 $ 5.01 $      -14.67 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.87 $ 6.83 $      -13.26 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.72 $ 2.55 $      -5.97 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.27 $ 0.77 $      -39.39 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.68 $ 2.12 $      -20.70 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.83 $ 2.29 $      -18.83 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.92 $ 2.18 $      +13.76 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.87 $ 1.96 $      +4.79 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.38 $ 1.53 $      -35.84 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.11 $ 2.04 $      -3.66 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.07 $ 4.00 $      +30.42 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.19 $ 3.64 $      +14.29 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 $ 11.00 $      -26.67 %
Transportation
New York, NY Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $ 2.50 $      -9.09 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 130.00 $ 96.00 $      -26.15 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $ 3.50 $      0.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 5.50 $      +83.33 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $ 25.00 $      -16.67 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.84 $ 2.72 $      -3.92 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 $ 21,650.00 $      -5.87 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,384.27 $ 20,975.17 $      -1.91 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New York, NY Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 148.78 $ 150.32 $      +1.04 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 $ 0.10 $      -12.09 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 66.39 $ 62.33 $      -6.12 %
Sports And Leisure
New York, NY Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 104.25 $ 35.91 $      -65.56 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 35.83 $ 35.73 $      -0.28 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.00 $ 14.00 $      -12.50 %
Childcare
New York, NY Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,483.02 $ 938.21 $      -62.21 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 36,125.00 $ 24,800.00 $      -31.35 %
Clothing And Shoes
New York, NY Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 63.07 $ 46.32 $      -26.56 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 45.27 $ 30.43 $      -32.78 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 91.42 $ 73.61 $      -19.48 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 135.10 $ 96.33 $      -28.70 %
Rent Per Month
New York, NY Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,086.36 $ 1,695.58 $      -45.06 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,011.74 $ 1,106.30 $      -45.01 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,349.95 $ 2,813.62 $      -55.69 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,450.00 $ 1,632.71 $      -52.67 %
Buy Apartment Price
New York, NY Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,394.44 $ 423.02 $      -69.66 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 700.93 $ 127.61 $      -81.79 %
Salaries And Financing
New York, NY Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,281.05 $ 3,400.29 $      -45.86 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.59 3.62      +0.85 %
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