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

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Consumer Prices in New York, NY are 11.44% higher than in Seattle, WA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 30.67% higher than in Seattle, WA
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 59.47% higher than in Seattle, WA
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 16.60% higher than in Seattle, WA
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 9.67% higher than in Seattle, WA
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 34.71% lower than in Seattle, WA
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Restaurants
Seattle, WA Edit New York, NY Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $ 25.00 $      +25.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 87.50 $ 100.00 $      +14.29 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 $ 10.00 $      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 $ 8.00 $      +14.29 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 10.00 $      +25.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.05 $ 5.13 $      +1.55 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.50 $ 2.53 $      +1.48 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.96 $ 2.50 $      +27.87 %
Markets
Seattle, WA Edit New York, NY Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.06 $ 4.56 $      +12.39 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.50 $ 3.59 $      +2.72 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.28 $ 3.26 $      +43.34 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.51 $ 4.05 $      +15.40 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.51 $ 7.77 $      +3.42 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.53 $ 7.46 $      +14.21 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.83 $ 9.18 $      +17.36 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.73 $ 2.47 $      -9.48 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.26 $ 1.19 $      -5.55 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.47 $ 2.27 $      -8.21 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.08 $ 2.80 $      -9.04 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.44 $ 1.93 $      +33.93 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.51 $ 1.67 $      +10.56 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.43 $ 2.72 $      +11.69 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.00 $ 2.41 $      +20.39 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 15.40 $      +2.67 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.62 $ 3.89 $      +7.49 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.65 $ 4.06 $      +11.29 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.99 $ 15.00 $      +36.49 %
Transportation
Seattle, WA Edit New York, NY Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $ 2.75 $      0.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 $ 129.00 $      +29.00 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $ 4.25 $      +30.77 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.85 $ 3.00 $      +5.26 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $ 32.50 $      +8.33 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.41 $ 4.96 $      -8.17 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,500.00 $ 25,000.00 $      -1.96 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,230.77 $ 24,149.48 $      -4.29 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Seattle, WA Edit New York, NY Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 225.79 $ 161.88 $      -28.30 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 $ 0.10 $      -22.86 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 69.13 $ 66.62 $      -3.63 %
Sports And Leisure
Seattle, WA Edit New York, NY Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 58.20 $ 101.56 $      +74.51 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 27.17 $ 37.50 $      +38.04 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 18.00 $      +20.00 %
Childcare
Seattle, WA Edit New York, NY Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,664.62 $ 2,250.37 $      +35.19 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 27,142.86 $ 41,333.33 $      +52.28 %
Clothing And Shoes
Seattle, WA Edit New York, NY Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 50.41 $ 61.13 $      +21.26 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 44.00 $ 59.10 $      +34.33 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 87.50 $ 93.85 $      +7.26 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 116.14 $ 148.52 $      +27.89 %
Rent Per Month
Seattle, WA Edit New York, NY Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,233.03 $ 3,951.03 $      +76.94 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,804.35 $ 2,339.74 $      +29.67 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,019.04 $ 7,152.94 $      +77.98 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,031.79 $ 4,238.67 $      +39.81 %
Buy Apartment Price
Seattle, WA Edit New York, NY Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 678.43 $ 1,429.94 $      +110.77 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 456.92 $ 853.35 $      +86.76 %
Salaries And Financing
Seattle, WA Edit New York, NY Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 7,602.72 $ 6,486.58 $      -14.68 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.16 5.21      +0.98 %
Last update: August 2022August 2022
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