Cost of Living Comparison Between Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY 

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Consumer Prices in New York, NY are 27.0% higher than in Los Angeles, CA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 30.5% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 34.5% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 13.8% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 32.9% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 17.3% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
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Restaurants
Los Angeles, CA Edit New York, NY Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $ 25.00 $      +25.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 90.00 $ 100.00 $      +11.1 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 $ 10.55 $      +5.5 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $ 8.00 $      0.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 $ 10.00 $      +11.1 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.16 $ 5.15 $      -0.3 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.72 $ 2.75 $      +1.0 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.31 $ 2.16 $      -6.6 %
Markets
Los Angeles, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.47 $ 4.78 $      +7.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.53 $ 3.89 $      +10.1 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.61 $ 3.64 $      +39.8 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.54 $ 4.62 $      +1.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.95 $ 7.67 $      +28.9 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.39 $ 7.81 $      +44.9 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.26 $ 9.63 $      +16.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.85 $ 2.58 $      +39.2 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.80 $ 1.05 $      +30.7 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.52 $ 2.34 $      +53.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.85 $ 2.79 $      +50.8 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.15 $ 1.88 $      +64.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.02 $ 1.72 $      +69.0 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.78 $ 2.79 $      +56.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.06 $ 2.45 $      +19.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $ 18.00 $      +50.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.36 $ 3.18 $      +34.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.04 $ 3.91 $      +28.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 11.50 $ 16.00 $      +39.1 %
Transportation
Los Angeles, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.75 $ 2.75 $      +57.1 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 99.50 $ 129.00 $      +29.6 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 $ 4.50 $      +12.5 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.75 $ 3.00 $      +9.1 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 29.19 $ 30.00 $      +2.8 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.33 $ 4.07 $      -23.6 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,250.00 $ 26,000.00 $      +3.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,651.92 $ 24,213.80 $      +2.4 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Los Angeles, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 150.11 $ 179.73 $      +19.7 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $ 0.10 $      +2.6 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 68.69 $ 68.86 $      +0.2 %
Sports And Leisure
Los Angeles, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 44.20 $ 101.18 $      +128.9 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.50 $ 38.00 $      +181.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.49 $ 18.00 $      +16.2 %
Childcare
Los Angeles, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,426.67 $ 2,264.64 $      +58.7 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,929.57 $ 39,909.09 $      +74.1 %
Clothing And Shoes
Los Angeles, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 62.44 $ 64.40 $      +3.1 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 41.79 $ 57.29 $      +37.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 99.77 $ 95.17 $      -4.6 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 138.52 $ 150.58 $      +8.7 %
Rent Per Month
Los Angeles, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,630.97 $ 3,821.93 $      +45.3 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,014.06 $ 2,379.72 $      +18.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,620.00 $ 7,054.81 $      +52.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,631.29 $ 4,095.26 $      +12.8 %
Buy Apartment Price
Los Angeles, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 850.31 $ 1,326.45 $      +56.0 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 567.50 $ 861.69 $      +51.8 %
Salaries And Financing
Los Angeles, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,351.81 $ 5,774.21 $      +7.9 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.30 5.66      +6.9 %
Last update: February 2023February 2023
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