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

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Consumer Prices in New York, NY are 18.1% higher than in Los Angeles, CA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 30.9% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 48.6% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 12.7% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 19.2% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 23.5% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
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Restaurants
Los Angeles, CA Edit New York, NY Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 $ 30.00 $      +20.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 115.00 $ 127.50 $      +10.9 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $ 12.00 $      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $ 8.50 $      +6.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 $ 10.00 $      0.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.33 $ 5.75 $      +7.9 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.63 $ 2.92 $      +11.2 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.95 $ 2.27 $      +16.4 %
Markets
Los Angeles, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.82 $ 5.61 $      +16.5 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.71 $ 4.33 $      -8.3 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.60 $ 3.25 $      +24.9 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.38 $ 5.68 $      +5.6 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.01 $ 7.65 $      +27.4 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.25 $ 7.22 $      -0.3 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.17 $ 9.04 $      +10.6 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.50 $ 3.13 $      +25.4 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.92 $ 0.91 $      -0.6 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.57 $ 2.67 $      +70.3 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.29 $ 2.82 $      +22.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.48 $ 1.85 $      +25.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.06 $ 1.74 $      +64.0 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.16 $ 2.88 $      +33.3 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.27 $ 2.45 $      +7.9 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 20.00 $      +33.3 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.31 $ 2.39 $      +3.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.85 $ 3.83 $      -0.5 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.00 $ 17.00 $      +41.7 %
Transportation
Los Angeles, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.75 $ 2.90 $      +65.7 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 83.48 $ 132.00 $      +58.1 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.10 $ 5.00 $      +61.3 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $ 3.25 $      +20.4 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 29.19 $ 30.00 $      +2.8 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.35 $ 3.93 $      -26.5 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000.00 $ 28,000.00 $      -6.7 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,193.98 $ 25,886.68 $      -4.8 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Los Angeles, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 199.46 $ 166.11 $      -16.7 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 73.71 $ 61.67 $      -16.3 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 74.90 $ 69.03 $      -7.8 %
Sports And Leisure
Los Angeles, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 57.22 $ 114.37 $      +99.9 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.25 $ 65.83 $      +362.0 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 17.00 $ 20.00 $      +17.6 %
Childcare
Los Angeles, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,010.00 $ 3,057.95 $      +52.1 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 31,666.67 $ 63,250.00 $      +99.7 %
Clothing And Shoes
Los Angeles, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 61.54 $ 69.36 $      +12.7 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 42.33 $ 45.42 $      +7.3 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 105.91 $ 98.69 $      -6.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 146.58 $ 164.24 $      +12.0 %
Rent Per Month
Los Angeles, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,496.44 $ 4,130.55 $      +65.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,072.50 $ 2,767.93 $      +33.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,714.20 $ 8,206.74 $      +74.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,775.23 $ 4,301.54 $      +13.9 %
Buy Apartment Price
Los Angeles, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 708.50 $ 1,570.81 $      +121.7 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 645.49 $ 1,164.67 $      +80.4 %
Salaries And Financing
Los Angeles, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,315.82 $ 6,324.12 $      +0.1 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.75 6.65      -1.6 %
Last update: March 2024March 2024
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