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

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Consumer Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 15.1% lower than in New York, NY (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Los Angeles, CA are 23.1% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 32.0% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 12.5% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 15.1% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Los Angeles, CA is 35.0% higher than in New York, NY
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Restaurants
New York, NY Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 30.00 $ 24.52 $      -18.3 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 130.00 $ 115.00 $      -11.5 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $ 12.00 $      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $ 8.00 $      0.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 $ 10.00 $      0.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.84 $ 5.33 $      -8.7 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.96 $ 2.66 $      -10.3 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.27 $ 1.97 $      -13.2 %
Markets
New York, NY Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.35 $ 4.85 $      -9.4 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.25 $ 4.71 $      +10.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.25 $ 2.67 $      -17.9 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.64 $ 5.48 $      -3.0 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.65 $ 6.01 $      -21.5 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.22 $ 7.37 $      +2.0 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.90 $ 8.17 $      -8.1 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.09 $ 2.59 $      -16.2 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.91 $ 0.92 $      +0.4 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.67 $ 1.57 $      -41.3 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.82 $ 2.29 $      -18.6 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.85 $ 1.48 $      -20.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.74 $ 1.06 $      -39.0 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.88 $ 2.16 $      -25.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.45 $ 2.27 $      -7.4 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 $ 15.00 $      -25.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.39 $ 2.31 $      -3.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.83 $ 3.86 $      +0.7 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 17.00 $ 12.00 $      -29.4 %
Transportation
New York, NY Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.90 $ 1.75 $      -39.7 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 132.00 $ 83.48 $      -36.8 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 $ 3.10 $      -38.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $ 2.70 $      -16.9 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $ 29.19 $      -2.7 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.92 $ 5.35 $      +36.3 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,000.00 $ 30,000.00 $      +7.1 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,886.68 $ 27,193.98 $      +5.1 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New York, NY Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 168.91 $ 199.46 $      +18.1 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 63.50 $ 75.04 $      +18.2 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 70.52 $ 75.90 $      +7.6 %
Sports And Leisure
New York, NY Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 114.37 $ 57.22 $      -50.0 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 65.83 $ 14.25 $      -78.4 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 19.75 $ 17.00 $      -13.9 %
Childcare
New York, NY Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,057.95 $ 2,010.00 $      -34.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 63,250.00 $ 31,666.67 $      -49.9 %
Clothing And Shoes
New York, NY Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 68.33 $ 61.54 $      -9.9 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 44.61 $ 42.33 $      -5.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 98.65 $ 105.91 $      +7.4 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 161.32 $ 145.26 $      -10.0 %
Rent Per Month
New York, NY Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 4,071.33 $ 2,496.44 $      -38.7 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,686.44 $ 2,072.50 $      -22.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 8,134.32 $ 4,714.20 $      -42.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,316.30 $ 3,775.23 $      -12.5 %
Buy Apartment Price
New York, NY Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,477.89 $ 708.50 $      -52.1 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,164.67 $ 645.49 $      -44.6 %
Salaries And Financing
New York, NY Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,281.92 $ 6,521.70 $      +3.8 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.65 6.75      +1.5 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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