Cost of Living Comparison Between Seattle, WA and New York, NY 

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Cost of Living in New York, NY is 21.7% higher than in Seattle, WA (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in New York, NY is 41.9% higher than in Seattle, WA
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 73.0% higher than in Seattle, WA
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 28.0% higher than in Seattle, WA
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 17.6% higher than in Seattle, WA
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 37.7% lower than in Seattle, WA
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Restaurants
Seattle, WA Edit New York, NY Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $ 30.00 $      +50.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $ 130.00 $      +30.0 %
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) 8.00 $ 10.00 $      +25.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 6.03 $ 5.63 $      -6.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.29 $ 3.04 $      -7.5 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.57 $ 2.27 $      -11.9 %
Markets
Seattle, WA Edit New York, NY Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.55 $ 5.64 $      +24.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.04 $ 4.35 $      +7.7 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.55 $ 3.33 $      +30.7 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.67 $ 5.25 $      +12.5 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.04 $ 7.46 $      +23.6 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.90 $ 6.81 $      -1.3 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.74 $ 8.69 $      -0.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.27 $ 3.14 $      +38.4 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.82 $ 0.96 $      +17.0 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.20 $ 2.59 $      +18.1 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.49 $ 2.93 $      +17.7 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.48 $ 1.81 $      +22.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.46 $ 1.69 $      +15.8 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.42 $ 2.95 $      +22.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.10 $ 2.47 $      +18.1 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 20.00 $      +33.3 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.73 $ 2.57 $      -5.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.67 $ 3.81 $      +3.6 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 11.50 $ 17.00 $      +47.8 %
Transportation
Seattle, WA Edit New York, NY Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $ 2.90 $      +5.5 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 99.00 $ 132.00 $      +33.3 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.10 $ 5.00 $      +61.3 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $ 3.50 $      +29.6 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $ 34.00 $      +13.3 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.96 $ 3.86 $      -22.2 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 36,656.56 $ 31,500.00 $      -14.1 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,661.54 $ 27,469.93 $      +3.0 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Seattle, WA Edit New York, NY Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 227.42 $ 176.78 $      -22.3 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 59.86 $ 66.45 $      +11.0 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 69.24 $ 70.88 $      +2.4 %
Sports And Leisure
Seattle, WA Edit New York, NY Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 57.80 $ 140.00 $      +142.2 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 41.12 $ 77.86 $      +89.3 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 20.00 $      +33.3 %
Childcare
Seattle, WA Edit New York, NY Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,030.12 $ 3,096.67 $      +52.5 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 30,000.00 $ 57,600.00 $      +92.0 %
Clothing And Shoes
Seattle, WA Edit New York, NY Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 64.23 $ 71.83 $      +11.8 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 56.18 $ 48.24 $      -14.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 96.00 $ 98.90 $      +3.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 133.18 $ 165.41 $      +24.2 %
Rent Per Month
Seattle, WA Edit New York, NY Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,367.39 $ 4,328.21 $      +82.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,836.25 $ 2,861.97 $      +55.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,266.67 $ 8,565.00 $      +100.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,270.45 $ 4,551.11 $      +39.2 %
Buy Apartment Price
Seattle, WA Edit New York, NY Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 739.89 $ 1,569.57 $      +112.1 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 474.68 $ 1,142.75 $      +140.7 %
Salaries And Financing
Seattle, WA Edit New York, NY Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,477.22 $ 5,723.89 $      -11.6 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.54 6.72      +2.8 %
Last update: May 2024May 2024
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