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

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Consumer Prices in New York, NY are 12.63% higher than in Seattle, WA (without rent)
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 48.90% higher than in Seattle, WA
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 16.94% higher than in Seattle, WA
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 19.09% higher than in Seattle, WA
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 25.18% lower than in Seattle, WA
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Restaurants
Seattle, WA[ Edit ] New York, NY[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 17.75 $ 21.00 $      +18.31 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $ 100.00 $      +25.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.25 $ 9.50 $      +2.70 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 $ 7.10 $      +1.43 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $ 8.73 $      +24.65 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.70 $ 4.87 $      +3.59 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.34 $ 2.23 $      -4.83 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.98 $ 1.76 $      -11.29 %
Markets
Seattle, WA[ Edit ] New York, NY[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.57 $ 4.44 $      +24.21 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.18 $ 3.42 $      +7.42 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.20 $ 2.75 $      +24.70 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.01 $ 3.39 $      +12.49 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.40 $ 6.82 $      -7.88 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.92 $ 6.40 $      +29.90 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.54 $ 7.38 $      +12.94 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.29 $ 2.81 $      +22.56 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.82 $ 1.27 $      +55.27 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.02 $ 2.37 $      +17.53 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.57 $ 2.71 $      +5.20 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.10 $ 1.94 $      +76.74 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.19 $ 1.75 $      +47.56 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.06 $ 2.15 $      +4.79 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.13 $ 2.14 $      +0.40 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.60 $ 3.29 $      +26.49 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.87 $ 3.10 $      +7.93 %
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) 2.60 $ 3.50 $      +34.62 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $ 3.00 $      +11.11 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $ 30.00 $      +0.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.24 $ 2.75 $      -15.18 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 $ 22,000.00 $      -12.00 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,026.74 $ 21,205.73 $      -11.74 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Seattle, WA[ Edit ] New York, NY[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 207.68 $ 145.49 $      -29.94 %
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) 65.05 $ 64.11 $      -1.44 %
Sports And Leisure
Seattle, WA[ Edit ] New York, NY[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 69.97 $ 86.29 $      +23.33 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 33.57 $ 35.13 $      +4.64 %
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 1,877.65 $ 2,479.17 $      +32.04 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 25,800.00 $ 39,681.82 $      +53.81 %
Clothing And Shoes
Seattle, WA[ Edit ] New York, NY[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 51.10 $ 56.88 $      +11.32 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 43.47 $ 42.38 $      -2.51 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 96.52 $ 90.55 $      -6.18 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 132.19 $ 141.87 $      +7.32 %
Rent Per Month
Seattle, WA[ Edit ] New York, NY[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,201.93 $ 3,415.53 $      +55.12 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,686.29 $ 2,023.00 $      +19.97 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,894.83 $ 6,822.56 $      +75.17 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,868.97 $ 3,599.74 $      +25.47 %
Buy Apartment Price
Seattle, WA[ Edit ] New York, NY[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 712.23 $ 1,494.66 $      +109.86 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 421.13 $ 758.11 $      +80.02 %
Salaries And Financing
Seattle, WA[ Edit ] New York, NY[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,223.60 $ 5,943.98 $      -4.49 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.75 3.82      +1.87 %
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