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

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Consumer Prices in New York, NY are 17.6% higher than in Washington, DC (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 26.8% higher than in Washington, DC
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 39.0% higher than in Washington, DC
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 19.0% higher than in Washington, DC
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 19.1% higher than in Washington, DC
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 27.0% lower than in Washington, DC
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Restaurants
Washington, DC Edit New York, NY Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 $ 30.00 $      +20.0 %
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) 10.00 $ 10.00 $      0.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.48 $ 5.86 $      +6.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.46 $ 2.96 $      +20.6 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.23 $ 2.30 $      +3.3 %
Markets
Washington, DC Edit New York, NY Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.19 $ 5.35 $      +27.9 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.73 $ 4.25 $      +13.8 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.24 $ 3.25 $      +45.1 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.32 $ 5.63 $      +30.3 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.45 $ 7.46 $      +15.7 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.51 $ 7.35 $      +33.4 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.97 $ 8.90 $      +11.6 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.38 $ 3.15 $      +32.5 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.05 $ 0.91 $      -13.2 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.32 $ 2.67 $      +15.2 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.77 $ 2.82 $      +1.7 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.65 $ 1.85 $      +12.0 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.60 $ 1.75 $      +9.5 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.80 $ 2.88 $      +2.9 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.55 $ 2.45 $      -4.3 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 16.00 $ 20.00 $      +25.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.30 $ 2.39 $      +4.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.63 $ 3.83 $      -17.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 11.71 $ 17.00 $      +45.2 %
Transportation
Washington, DC Edit New York, NY Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $ 2.90 $      +16.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 $ 132.00 $      +65.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $ 5.00 $      +42.9 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.51 $ 3.25 $      -7.5 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $ 30.00 $      0.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.68 $ 3.92 $      +6.6 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 35,699.74 $ 28,000.00 $      -21.6 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,275.78 $ 25,886.68 $      -1.5 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Washington, DC Edit New York, NY Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 171.50 $ 168.45 $      -1.8 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 59.12 $ 63.50 $      +7.4 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 63.14 $ 71.00 $      +12.4 %
Sports And Leisure
Washington, DC Edit New York, NY Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 104.29 $ 114.37 $      +9.7 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 31.22 $ 65.83 $      +110.9 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 20.00 $      +33.3 %
Childcare
Washington, DC Edit New York, NY Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,326.57 $ 3,057.95 $      +31.4 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 51,000.00 $ 63,250.00 $      +24.0 %
Clothing And Shoes
Washington, DC Edit New York, NY Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 70.43 $ 68.63 $      -2.6 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 50.96 $ 44.61 $      -12.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 113.89 $ 98.65 $      -13.4 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 169.14 $ 161.32 $      -4.6 %
Rent Per Month
Washington, DC Edit New York, NY Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,556.73 $ 4,071.33 $      +59.2 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,073.47 $ 2,686.44 $      +29.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,436.11 $ 8,134.32 $      +49.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,754.41 $ 4,316.30 $      +15.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
Washington, DC Edit New York, NY Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 841.88 $ 1,477.89 $      +75.5 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 582.34 $ 1,164.67 $      +100.0 %
Salaries And Financing
Washington, DC Edit New York, NY Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,782.41 $ 6,281.92 $      -7.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.58 6.65      +1.0 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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