Cost of Living Comparison Between Buffalo, NY and New York, NY 

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Consumer Prices in New York, NY are 34.21% higher than in Buffalo, NY (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 78.97% higher than in Buffalo, NY
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 185.13% higher than in Buffalo, NY
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 41.52% higher than in Buffalo, NY
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 40.23% higher than in Buffalo, NY
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 3.87% lower than in Buffalo, NY
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Restaurants
Buffalo, NY Edit New York, NY Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $ 25.00 $      +66.67 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 $ 100.00 $      +33.33 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 $ 10.00 $      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $ 7.51 $      +25.20 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $ 9.00 $      +50.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.81 $ 4.99 $      +30.86 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.14 $ 2.43 $      +13.59 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.71 $ 2.11 $      +22.84 %
Markets
Buffalo, NY Edit New York, NY Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.12 $ 4.37 $      +40.13 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.52 $ 3.52 $      +39.49 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.93 $ 3.32 $      +72.60 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.28 $ 3.62 $      +58.68 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.14 $ 7.67 $      +49.29 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.26 $ 6.23 $      +91.14 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.51 $ 9.34 $      +106.88 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.65 $ 2.47 $      -6.62 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.60 $ 1.25 $      +107.06 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.40 $ 2.24 $      -6.91 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.49 $ 2.66 $      +6.99 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.42 $ 2.07 $      +46.16 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.31 $ 1.75 $      +34.18 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.91 $ 2.58 $      +35.38 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.07 $ 2.36 $      +14.08 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.00 $ 15.00 $      +50.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.66 $ 3.82 $      +4.22 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.87 $ 3.82 $      +33.31 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.50 $ 15.00 $      +42.86 %
Transportation
Buffalo, NY Edit New York, NY Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $ 2.75 $      +37.50 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 75.00 $ 129.50 $      +72.67 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.45 $ 3.90 $      +59.18 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 3.00 $      -0.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 20.00 $ 30.00 $      +50.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.02 $ 4.23 $      +5.23 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000.00 $ 26,000.00 $      -13.33 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,469.25 $ 24,492.41 $      -24.57 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Buffalo, NY Edit New York, NY Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 177.81 $ 166.34 $      -6.45 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 $ 0.11 $      -17.76 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 73.36 $ 63.94 $      -12.85 %
Sports And Leisure
Buffalo, NY Edit New York, NY Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 38.75 $ 106.47 $      +174.76 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 47.50 $ 40.50 $      -14.74 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.50 $ 18.00 $      +24.14 %
Childcare
Buffalo, NY Edit New York, NY Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 935.42 $ 2,229.05 $      +138.29 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,500.00 $ 39,000.00 $      +151.61 %
Clothing And Shoes
Buffalo, NY Edit New York, NY Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 46.25 $ 62.30 $      +34.71 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 27.00 $ 62.27 $      +130.61 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 80.62 $ 91.64 $      +13.67 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 95.71 $ 154.94 $      +61.88 %
Rent Per Month
Buffalo, NY Edit New York, NY Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,186.56 $ 3,354.00 $      +182.67 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 893.50 $ 2,206.22 $      +146.92 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,225.00 $ 6,850.00 $      +207.87 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,450.00 $ 3,999.04 $      +175.80 %
Buy Apartment Price
Buffalo, NY Edit New York, NY Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 173.88 $ 1,377.44 $      +692.17 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 51.56 $ 815.58 $      +1,481.74 %
Salaries And Financing
Buffalo, NY Edit New York, NY Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,753.84 $ 6,457.95 $      +72.04 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.97 4.48      -9.98 %
Last update: May 2022May 2022
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