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

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Consumer Prices in New York, NY are 24.98% higher than in Los Angeles, CA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 28.45% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 32.75% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 11.86% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 30.33% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 2.38% 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 $ 20.00 $      0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 $ 100.00 $      +33.33 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $ 9.00 $      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 $ 7.20 $      +2.86 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 9.00 $      +12.50 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.68 $ 4.99 $      +6.56 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.14 $ 2.14 $      +0.15 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.13 $ 1.74 $      -18.28 %
Markets
Los Angeles, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.67 $ 4.56 $      +24.20 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.27 $ 3.63 $      +10.89 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.11 $ 2.46 $      +16.37 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.38 $ 3.24 $      -4.14 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.62 $ 6.09 $      +8.33 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.16 $ 5.99 $      +16.14 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.73 $ 7.91 $      +17.62 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.83 $ 2.71 $      +48.40 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.74 $ 1.26 $      +71.25 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.44 $ 2.70 $      +87.63 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.96 $ 2.77 $      +41.40 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.17 $ 1.92 $      +64.10 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.98 $ 1.88 $      +92.69 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.69 $ 2.38 $      +41.15 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.91 $ 2.13 $      +11.86 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.54 $ 3.05 $      +19.97 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.30 $ 2.98 $      +29.82 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 $ 15.00 $      +50.00 %
Transportation
Los Angeles, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.75 $ 2.75 $      +57.14 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 $ 127.25 $      +27.25 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.85 $ 3.80 $      +33.33 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $ 3.00 $      +11.11 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 29.19 $ 30.00 $      +2.77 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.48 $ 2.70 $      -22.47 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 $ 22,637.50 $      -9.45 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,403.62 $ 21,275.90 $      -0.60 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Los Angeles, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 163.40 $ 157.37 $      -3.69 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 $ 0.11 $      -14.44 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 68.96 $ 66.49 $      -3.57 %
Sports And Leisure
Los Angeles, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.96 $ 107.90 $      +170.00 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 9.98 $ 36.07 $      +261.44 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 16.00 $      +6.67 %
Childcare
Los Angeles, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,026.68 $ 2,573.92 $      +150.70 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 24,804.57 $ 36,437.50 $      +46.90 %
Clothing And Shoes
Los Angeles, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 48.69 $ 62.94 $      +29.26 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 38.50 $ 44.93 $      +16.71 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 80.63 $ 88.56 $      +9.83 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 111.95 $ 131.31 $      +17.29 %
Rent Per Month
Los Angeles, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,249.62 $ 3,104.77 $      +38.01 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,690.91 $ 2,022.16 $      +19.59 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,286.61 $ 6,187.89 $      +44.35 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,878.48 $ 3,427.59 $      +19.08 %
Buy Apartment Price
Los Angeles, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 790.79 $ 1,438.34 $      +81.89 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 518.62 $ 742.77 $      +43.22 %
Salaries And Financing
Los Angeles, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,940.08 $ 6,194.64 $      +25.40 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.57 3.61      +0.95 %
Last update: May 2021May 2021
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