Cost of Living Comparison Between New York, NY and Helsinki 

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Consumer Prices in Helsinki are 30.7% lower than in New York, NY (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Helsinki are 50.7% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Helsinki are 72.9% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Helsinki are 29.2% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Helsinki are 34.5% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Helsinki is 1.3% lower than in New York, NY
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Restaurants
New York, NY Edit Helsinki Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 30.00 $
(27.65 €)
16.27 $
(15.00 €)
     -45.8 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 127.50 $
(117.52 €)
97.64 $
(90.00 €)
     -23.4 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $
(11.06 €)
10.85 $
(10.00 €)
     -9.6 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.50 $
(7.83 €)
8.68 $
(8.00 €)
     +2.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 $
(9.22 €)
8.68 $
(8.00 €)
     -13.2 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.75 $
(5.30 €)
4.87 $
(4.49 €)
     -15.3 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.01 $
(2.77 €)
2.87 $
(2.65 €)
     -4.5 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.27 $
(2.09 €)
1.98 $
(1.83 €)
     -12.7 %
Markets
New York, NY Edit Helsinki Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.61 $
(5.17 €)
4.69 $
(4.32 €)
     -16.4 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.33 $
(3.99 €)
2.75 $
(2.53 €)
     -36.5 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.25 $
(2.99 €)
1.22 $
(1.13 €)
     -62.4 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.68 $
(5.23 €)
3.05 $
(2.81 €)
     -46.2 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.65 $
(7.06 €)
3.87 $
(3.56 €)
     -49.5 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.22 $
(6.66 €)
5.55 $
(5.12 €)
     -23.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.04 $
(8.33 €)
10.11 $
(9.32 €)
     +11.8 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.13 $
(2.89 €)
1.16 $
(1.07 €)
     -63.0 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.91 $
(0.84 €)
0.84 $
(0.78 €)
     -7.7 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.67 $
(2.46 €)
1.05 $
(0.97 €)
     -60.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.82 $
(2.59 €)
1.88 $
(1.73 €)
     -33.4 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.85 $
(1.70 €)
0.61 $
(0.56 €)
     -67.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.74 $
(1.61 €)
0.86 $
(0.79 €)
     -50.8 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.88 $
(2.65 €)
2.04 $
(1.88 €)
     -29.1 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.45 $
(2.25 €)
1.82 $
(1.68 €)
     -25.4 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 $
(18.43 €)
15.68 $
(14.45 €)
     -21.6 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.39 $
(2.21 €)
2.88 $
(2.65 €)
     +20.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.83 $
(3.53 €)
3.41 $
(3.14 €)
     -10.9 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 17.00 $
(15.67 €)
11.07 $
(10.20 €)
     -34.9 %
Transportation
New York, NY Edit Helsinki Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.90 $
(2.67 €)
3.36 $
(3.10 €)
     +16.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 132.00 $
(121.67 €)
75.95 $
(70.00 €)
     -42.5 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 $
(4.61 €)
7.49 $
(6.90 €)
     +49.7 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $
(3.00 €)
2.10 $
(1.93 €)
     -35.5 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(27.65 €)
61.19 $
(56.40 €)
     +104.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.93 $
(3.62 €)
7.91 $
(7.29 €)
     +101.5 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,000.00 $
(25,808.02 €)
34,983.70 $
(32,245.00 €)
     +24.9 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,886.68 $
(23,860.14 €)
37,425.34 $
(34,495.50 €)
     +44.6 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New York, NY Edit Helsinki Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 166.11 $
(153.10 €)
117.92 $
(108.69 €)
     -29.0 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 61.67 $
(56.84 €)
26.08 $
(24.04 €)
     -57.7 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 69.03 $
(63.63 €)
20.42 $
(18.82 €)
     -70.4 %
Sports And Leisure
New York, NY Edit Helsinki Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 114.37 $
(105.41 €)
45.37 $
(41.82 €)
     -60.3 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 65.83 $
(60.68 €)
28.72 $
(26.47 €)
     -56.4 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 $
(18.43 €)
18.44 $
(17.00 €)
     -7.8 %
Childcare
New York, NY Edit Helsinki Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,057.95 $
(2,818.56 €)
344.42 $
(317.46 €)
     -88.7 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 63,250.00 $
(58,298.47 €)
9,485.36 $
(8,742.80 €)
     -85.0 %
Clothing And Shoes
New York, NY Edit Helsinki Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 69.36 $
(63.93 €)
83.27 $
(76.75 €)
     +20.1 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 45.42 $
(41.87 €)
31.50 $
(29.03 €)
     -30.7 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 98.69 $
(90.96 €)
77.18 $
(71.14 €)
     -21.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 164.24 $
(151.38 €)
100.63 $
(92.75 €)
     -38.7 %
Rent Per Month
New York, NY Edit Helsinki Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 4,130.55 $
(3,807.19 €)
1,073.88 $
(989.81 €)
     -74.0 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,767.93 $
(2,551.24 €)
873.15 $
(804.79 €)
     -68.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 8,206.74 $
(7,564.27 €)
1,916.26 $
(1,766.25 €)
     -76.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,301.54 $
(3,964.79 €)
1,403.44 $
(1,293.57 €)
     -67.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
New York, NY Edit Helsinki Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,570.81 $
(1,447.83 €)
744.37 $
(686.10 €)
     -52.6 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,164.67 $
(1,073.49 €)
433.54 $
(399.60 €)
     -62.8 %
Salaries And Financing
New York, NY Edit Helsinki Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,324.12 $
(5,829.03 €)
3,074.04 $
(2,833.38 €)
     -51.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.65 3.41      -48.7 %
Last update: March 2024March 2024
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