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

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Consumer Prices in Washington, DC are 14.7% lower than in New York, NY (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Washington, DC are 21.4% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Washington, DC are 28.7% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Washington, DC are 15.4% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Washington, DC are 16.1% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Washington, DC is 36.1% 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 127.50 $ 100.00 $      -21.6 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $ 12.00 $      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.50 $ 8.00 $      -5.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 $ 10.00 $      0.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.75 $ 5.48 $      -4.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.01 $ 2.46 $      -18.3 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.27 $ 2.23 $      -2.1 %
Markets
New York, NY Edit Washington, DC Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.61 $ 4.19 $      -25.4 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.33 $ 3.73 $      -13.6 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.25 $ 2.24 $      -31.1 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.68 $ 4.32 $      -23.9 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.65 $ 6.45 $      -15.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.22 $ 5.68 $      -21.4 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.04 $ 7.97 $      -11.8 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.13 $ 2.38 $      -24.1 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.91 $ 1.04 $      +13.9 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.67 $ 2.32 $      -13.2 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.82 $ 2.77 $      -1.7 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.85 $ 1.65 $      -10.7 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.74 $ 1.60 $      -8.1 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.88 $ 2.80 $      -2.8 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.45 $ 2.55 $      +4.5 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 $ 16.00 $      -20.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.39 $ 2.30 $      -3.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.83 $ 4.63 $      +21.0 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 17.00 $ 11.71 $      -31.1 %
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 $ 80.00 $      -39.4 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 $ 3.50 $      -30.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $ 3.51 $      +8.1 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $ 30.00 $      0.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.89 $ 3.66 $      -5.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,000.00 $ 35,699.74 $      +27.5 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,886.68 $ 26,275.78 $      +1.5 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New York, NY Edit Washington, DC Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 166.11 $ 171.50 $      +3.2 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 60.82 $ 59.12 $      -2.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 69.03 $ 63.14 $      -8.5 %
Sports And Leisure
New York, NY Edit Washington, DC Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 114.37 $ 104.29 $      -8.8 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 65.83 $ 31.22 $      -52.6 %
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 3,057.95 $ 2,326.57 $      -23.9 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 63,250.00 $ 51,000.00 $      -19.4 %
Clothing And Shoes
New York, NY Edit Washington, DC Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 69.36 $ 71.34 $      +2.9 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 45.42 $ 50.96 $      +12.2 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 98.69 $ 113.89 $      +15.4 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 164.24 $ 169.14 $      +3.0 %
Rent Per Month
New York, NY Edit Washington, DC Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 4,130.55 $ 2,573.91 $      -37.7 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,767.93 $ 2,073.47 $      -25.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 8,206.74 $ 5,436.11 $      -33.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,301.54 $ 3,754.41 $      -12.7 %
Buy Apartment Price
New York, NY Edit Washington, DC Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,570.81 $ 841.88 $      -46.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,164.67 $ 582.34 $      -50.0 %
Salaries And Financing
New York, NY Edit Washington, DC Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,324.12 $ 6,766.75 $      +7.0 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.65 6.58      -1.0 %
Last update: March 2024March 2024
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