Cost of Living Comparison Between New York, NY and Washington, DC 

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Cost of Living in Washington, DC is 16.5% lower than in New York, NY (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Washington, DC is 24.2% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Washington, DC are 32.4% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Washington, DC are 16.4% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Washington, DC are 15.9% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Washington, DC is 35.5% higher than in New York, NY
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Restaurants
New York, NY Edit Washington, DC Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 30.00 $ 25.00 $      -16.7 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 130.00 $ 100.00 $      -23.1 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $ 12.00 $      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $ 8.00 $      0.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.50 $ 9.00 $      -14.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.69 $ 5.51 $      -3.2 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.04 $ 2.49 $      -17.9 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.30 $ 2.22 $      -3.5 %
Markets
New York, NY Edit Washington, DC Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.54 $ 4.09 $      -26.2 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.40 $ 3.71 $      -15.8 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.21 $ 2.16 $      -32.8 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.20 $ 3.82 $      -26.5 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.46 $ 6.73 $      -9.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.73 $ 5.97 $      -11.4 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.49 $ 7.96 $      -6.2 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.30 $ 2.44 $      -26.1 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.93 $ 0.85 $      -8.4 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.80 $ 2.33 $      -16.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.93 $ 2.51 $      -14.5 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.75 $ 1.50 $      -14.3 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.69 $ 1.43 $      -15.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.09 $ 2.59 $      -16.3 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.51 $ 2.53 $      +0.7 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 $ 16.00 $      -20.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.77 $ 2.55 $      -7.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.76 $ 4.63 $      +23.1 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 17.00 $ 13.00 $      -23.5 %
Transportation
New York, NY Edit Washington, DC Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.90 $ 2.50 $      -13.8 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 132.00 $ 75.00 $      -43.2 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 $ 3.50 $      -30.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $ 4.00 $      +14.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 34.00 $ 30.00 $      -11.8 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.79 $ 3.65 $      -3.6 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 35,000.00 $ 35,699.74 $      +2.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,263.92 $ 26,275.78 $      -7.0 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New York, NY Edit Washington, DC Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 170.23 $ 188.18 $      +10.5 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 64.23 $ 59.95 $      -6.7 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 69.41 $ 65.10 $      -6.2 %
Sports And Leisure
New York, NY Edit Washington, DC Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 138.80 $ 107.50 $      -22.6 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 77.86 $ 31.22 $      -59.9 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 $ 15.00 $      -25.0 %
Childcare
New York, NY Edit Washington, DC Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,168.00 $ 2,285.75 $      -27.8 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 58,000.00 $ 48,250.00 $      -16.8 %
Clothing And Shoes
New York, NY Edit Washington, DC Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 71.54 $ 75.55 $      +5.6 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 48.24 $ 50.77 $      +5.2 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 101.45 $ 111.24 $      +9.7 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 162.57 $ 178.48 $      +9.8 %
Rent Per Month
New York, NY Edit Washington, DC Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 4,263.41 $ 2,564.77 $      -39.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,884.16 $ 2,038.70 $      -29.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 8,681.21 $ 5,467.50 $      -37.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,591.54 $ 3,740.28 $      -18.5 %
Buy Apartment Price
New York, NY Edit Washington, DC Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,569.57 $ 841.88 $      -46.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,142.75 $ 582.34 $      -49.0 %
Salaries And Financing
New York, NY Edit Washington, DC Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,688.65 $ 5,846.22 $      +2.8 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.74 6.52      -3.4 %
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