Cost of Living Comparison Between Iowa City, IA and New York, NY 

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Rent Prices in New York, NY are 178.5% higher than in Iowa City, IA
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 103.8% higher than in Iowa City, IA
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 55.3% higher than in Iowa City, IA
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Restaurants
Iowa City, IA Edit New York, NY Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $ 30.00 $      +100.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 $ 130.00 $      +188.9 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $ 12.00 $      +50.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $ 8.00 $      +60.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.25 $ 10.50 $      +68.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.83 $ 5.69 $      +17.7 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.37 $ 3.04 $      +27.9 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.45 $ 2.30 $      +58.5 %
Markets
Iowa City, IA Edit New York, NY Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.39 $ 5.54 $      +63.5 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.43 $ 4.40 $      +80.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.28 $ 3.21 $      +41.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.12 $ 5.20 $      +66.9 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.21 $ 7.46 $      +43.2 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.64 $ 6.73 $      +1.3 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.47 $ 8.49 $      +31.3 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.74 $ 3.30 $      +90.2 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.55 $ 0.93 $      +69.9 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.37 $ 2.80 $      +103.5 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.69 $ 2.93 $      +73.2 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.99 $ 1.75 $      +76.8 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.05 $ 1.69 $      +61.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.70 $ 3.09 $      +82.5 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.66 $ 2.51 $      +51.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 11.50 $ 20.00 $      +73.9 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.73 $ 2.77 $      +59.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.65 $ 3.76 $      +3.2 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 9.00 $ 17.00 $      +88.9 %
Transportation
Iowa City, IA Edit New York, NY Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.00 $ 2.90 $     
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 0.00 $ 132.00 $     
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.50 $ 5.00 $      +11.1 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $ 3.50 $      0.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 42.00 $ 34.00 $      -19.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.32 $ 3.79 $      +14.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,500.00 $ 35,000.00 $      +32.1 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,999.30 $ 28,263.92 $      +17.8 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Iowa City, IA Edit New York, NY Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 186.44 $ 170.23 $      -8.7 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 50.33 $ 64.23 $      +27.6 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 69.14 $ 69.41 $      +0.4 %
Sports And Leisure
Iowa City, IA Edit New York, NY Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 21.50 $ 138.80 $      +545.6 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) ? 77.86 $     
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $ 20.00 $      +66.7 %
Childcare
Iowa City, IA Edit New York, NY Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,050.00 $ 3,168.00 $      +201.7 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 24,601.00 $ 58,000.00 $      +135.8 %
Clothing And Shoes
Iowa City, IA Edit New York, NY Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 55.00 $ 71.54 $      +30.1 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 43.75 $ 48.24 $      +10.3 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 60.00 $ 101.45 $      +69.1 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 65.00 $ 162.57 $      +150.1 %
Rent Per Month
Iowa City, IA Edit New York, NY Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,783.33 $ 4,263.41 $      +139.1 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,100.00 $ 2,884.16 $      +162.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,800.00 $ 8,681.21 $      +210.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,650.00 $ 4,591.54 $      +178.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
Iowa City, IA Edit New York, NY Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 176.98 $ 1,569.57 $      +786.9 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 176.98 $ 1,142.75 $      +545.7 %
Salaries And Financing
Iowa City, IA Edit New York, NY Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,839.00 $ 5,714.90 $      +48.9 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.49 6.74      +3.9 %
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