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

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Consumer Prices in New York, NY are 13.83% higher than in Seattle, WA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 25.05% higher than in Seattle, WA
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 40.71% higher than in Seattle, WA
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 15.85% higher than in Seattle, WA
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 19.48% higher than in Seattle, WA
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 20.02% lower than in Seattle, WA
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Restaurants
Seattle, WA Edit New York, NY Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 17.00 $ 20.00 $      +17.65 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $ 100.00 $      +25.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 $ 9.00 $      -10.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 $ 7.50 $      +7.14 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $ 9.00 $      +28.57 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.69 $ 4.91 $      +4.79 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.46 $ 2.11 $      -13.97 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.09 $ 1.71 $      -18.15 %
Markets
Seattle, WA Edit New York, NY Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.54 $ 4.61 $      +30.17 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.06 $ 3.50 $      +14.68 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.11 $ 2.57 $      +21.59 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.94 $ 3.25 $      +10.39 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.44 $ 6.74 $      -9.47 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.07 $ 6.35 $      +25.20 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.84 $ 7.70 $      +12.62 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.30 $ 2.83 $      +23.14 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.80 $ 1.28 $      +60.72 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.99 $ 2.44 $      +22.91 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.49 $ 2.68 $      +7.48 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.06 $ 1.90 $      +79.63 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.17 $ 1.83 $      +55.78 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.05 $ 2.24 $      +9.29 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.16 $ 2.11 $      -2.40 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.77 $ 3.06 $      +10.50 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.90 $ 3.10 $      +6.79 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 $ 15.00 $      +50.00 %
Transportation
Seattle, WA Edit New York, NY Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $ 2.75 $      0.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 99.00 $ 127.00 $      +28.28 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.08 $ 3.50 $      +13.82 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $ 3.00 $      +11.11 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $ 35.00 $      +16.67 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.10 $ 2.61 $      -15.77 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,000.00 $ 22,000.00 $      -8.33 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,791.19 $ 21,305.99 $      -10.45 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Seattle, WA Edit New York, NY Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 203.37 $ 153.23 $      -24.65 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.12 $ 0.11 $      -9.28 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 63.64 $ 65.44 $      +2.82 %
Sports And Leisure
Seattle, WA Edit New York, NY Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 63.63 $ 89.24 $      +40.24 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 32.14 $ 35.18 $      +9.44 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 $ 16.00 $      +14.29 %
Childcare
Seattle, WA Edit New York, NY Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,892.46 $ 2,706.50 $      +43.02 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 26,216.67 $ 38,105.26 $      +45.35 %
Clothing And Shoes
Seattle, WA Edit New York, NY Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 53.07 $ 60.77 $      +14.50 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 43.73 $ 40.91 $      -6.46 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 99.16 $ 90.17 $      -9.07 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 131.19 $ 128.36 $      -2.16 %
Rent Per Month
Seattle, WA Edit New York, NY Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,182.01 $ 3,130.16 $      +43.45 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,722.26 $ 2,002.54 $      +16.27 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,894.83 $ 6,472.11 $      +66.17 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,887.04 $ 3,431.25 $      +18.85 %
Buy Apartment Price
Seattle, WA Edit New York, NY Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 675.81 $ 1,478.47 $      +118.77 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 421.67 $ 753.57 $      +78.71 %
Salaries And Financing
Seattle, WA Edit New York, NY Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,123.08 $ 6,123.48 $      +0.01 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.49 3.70      +6.17 %
Last update: February 2021February 2021
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