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

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Consumer Prices in Philadelphia, PA are 20.2% lower than in New York, NY (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Philadelphia, PA are 34.9% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Philadelphia, PA are 51.0% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Philadelphia, PA are 22.8% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Philadelphia, PA are 20.0% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Philadelphia, PA is 30.0% higher than in New York, NY
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Restaurants
New York, NY 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) 10.55 $ 8.75 $      -17.1 %
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) 5.21 $ 4.52 $      -13.2 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.77 $ 2.36 $      -14.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.16 $ 1.76 $      -18.7 %
Markets
New York, NY Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.69 $ 4.66 $      -0.7 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.85 $ 3.28 $      -14.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.64 $ 2.23 $      -38.7 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.63 $ 4.02 $      -13.2 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.56 $ 5.83 $      -22.9 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.89 $ 6.37 $      -19.3 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.55 $ 6.76 $      -29.2 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.58 $ 2.29 $      -11.1 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.05 $ 0.71 $      -32.4 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.34 $ 2.12 $      -9.4 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.79 $ 2.63 $      -5.6 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.88 $ 1.48 $      -21.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.72 $ 1.28 $      -25.8 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.79 $ 1.99 $      -28.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.45 $ 1.80 $      -26.8 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 18.00 $ 15.00 $      -16.7 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.16 $ 2.73 $      -13.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.93 $ 4.96 $      +26.1 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 16.00 $ 12.00 $      -25.0 %
Transportation
New York, NY Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $ 2.50 $      -9.1 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 129.00 $ 96.00 $      -25.6 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.50 $ 3.69 $      -18.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 5.50 $      +83.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $ 25.00 $      -16.7 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.13 $ 3.89 $      -5.8 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,000.00 $ 23,000.00 $      -11.5 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,012.55 $ 24,642.86 $      +2.6 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New York, NY Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 177.57 $ 178.16 $      +0.3 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $ 0.18 $      +67.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 68.59 $ 66.71 $      -2.7 %
Sports And Leisure
New York, NY Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 99.68 $ 49.70 $      -50.1 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 38.00 $ 16.00 $      -57.9 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 $ 13.50 $      -25.0 %
Childcare
New York, NY Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,264.64 $ 1,225.00 $      -45.9 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 40,750.00 $ 32,633.33 $      -19.9 %
Clothing And Shoes
New York, NY Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 64.29 $ 48.57 $      -24.5 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 56.81 $ 38.91 $      -31.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 95.46 $ 87.92 $      -7.9 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 149.81 $ 122.83 $      -18.0 %
Rent Per Month
New York, NY Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,793.47 $ 1,876.44 $      -50.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,380.18 $ 1,283.95 $      -46.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 7,094.09 $ 3,218.75 $      -54.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,035.40 $ 2,105.88 $      -47.8 %
Buy Apartment Price
New York, NY Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,326.45 $ 467.26 $      -64.8 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 861.69 $ 250.00 $      -71.0 %
Salaries And Financing
New York, NY Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,905.49 $ 4,997.95 $      -15.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.66 5.03      -11.1 %
Last update: February 2023February 2023
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