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

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Cost of Living in New York, NY is 19.9% higher than in Washington, DC (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in New York, NY is 31.9% higher than in Washington, DC
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 47.9% higher than in Washington, DC
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 19.5% higher than in Washington, DC
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 18.9% higher than in Washington, DC
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 25.5% 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) 9.00 $ 10.50 $      +16.7 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.51 $ 5.69 $      +3.3 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.49 $ 3.04 $      +21.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.22 $ 2.30 $      +3.7 %
Markets
Washington, DC Edit New York, NY Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.09 $ 5.54 $      +35.5 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.71 $ 4.40 $      +18.8 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.16 $ 3.21 $      +48.7 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.82 $ 5.20 $      +36.1 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.73 $ 7.46 $      +10.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.97 $ 6.78 $      +13.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.96 $ 8.49 $      +6.6 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.44 $ 3.30 $      +35.4 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.85 $ 0.93 $      +9.1 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.33 $ 2.80 $      +19.8 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.51 $ 2.93 $      +16.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.50 $ 1.75 $      +16.6 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.43 $ 1.69 $      +18.0 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.59 $ 3.09 $      +19.5 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.53 $ 2.51 $      -0.6 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 16.00 $ 20.00 $      +25.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.55 $ 2.77 $      +8.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.63 $ 3.76 $      -18.8 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.00 $ 17.00 $      +30.8 %
Transportation
Washington, DC Edit New York, NY Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $ 2.90 $      +16.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 75.00 $ 132.00 $      +76.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $ 4.92 $      +40.7 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.00 $ 3.50 $      -12.5 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $ 34.00 $      +13.3 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.65 $ 3.79 $      +3.7 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 35,699.74 $ 35,000.00 $      -2.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,275.78 $ 28,263.92 $      +7.6 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Washington, DC Edit New York, NY Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 188.18 $ 170.23 $      -9.5 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 59.95 $ 64.23 $      +7.1 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 65.10 $ 69.41 $      +6.6 %
Sports And Leisure
Washington, DC Edit New York, NY Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 107.50 $ 138.80 $      +29.1 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 31.22 $ 77.86 $      +149.4 %
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 2,285.75 $ 3,168.00 $      +38.6 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 48,250.00 $ 58,000.00 $      +20.2 %
Clothing And Shoes
Washington, DC Edit New York, NY Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 75.55 $ 71.54 $      -5.3 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 50.77 $ 48.24 $      -5.0 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 111.24 $ 101.45 $      -8.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 178.48 $ 162.57 $      -8.9 %
Rent Per Month
Washington, DC Edit New York, NY Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,564.77 $ 4,263.41 $      +66.2 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,038.70 $ 2,884.16 $      +41.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,467.50 $ 8,681.21 $      +58.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,740.28 $ 4,591.54 $      +22.8 %
Buy Apartment Price
Washington, DC Edit New York, NY Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 841.88 $ 1,569.57 $      +86.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 582.34 $ 1,142.75 $      +96.2 %
Salaries And Financing
Washington, DC Edit New York, NY Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,846.22 $ 5,746.05 $      -1.7 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.52 6.74      +3.5 %
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