Cost of Living Comparison Between New York, NY and Seattle, WA 

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Cost of Living in Seattle, WA is 17.5% lower than in New York, NY (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Seattle, WA is 29.1% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Seattle, WA are 41.6% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Seattle, WA are 22.1% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Seattle, WA are 14.9% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Seattle, WA is 60.9% higher than in New York, NY
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Restaurants
New York, NY Edit Seattle, WA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 30.00 $ 20.00 $      -33.3 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 130.00 $ 100.00 $      -23.1 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $ 12.50 $      +4.2 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $ 8.00 $      0.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.50 $ 8.00 $      -23.8 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.69 $ 5.91 $      +3.9 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.04 $ 3.24 $      +6.7 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.30 $ 2.47 $      +7.4 %
Markets
New York, NY Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.54 $ 4.55 $      -17.8 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.40 $ 3.97 $      -9.8 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.21 $ 2.45 $      -23.6 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.20 $ 4.63 $      -10.9 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.46 $ 6.17 $      -17.4 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.73 $ 6.96 $      +3.4 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.49 $ 9.01 $      +6.2 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.30 $ 2.31 $      -30.1 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.93 $ 0.82 $      -12.2 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.80 $ 2.16 $      -22.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.93 $ 2.49 $      -15.1 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.75 $ 1.40 $      -19.9 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.69 $ 1.51 $      -10.9 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.09 $ 2.49 $      -19.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.51 $ 2.10 $      -16.3 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 $ 15.00 $      -25.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.77 $ 2.44 $      -11.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.76 $ 3.50 $      -6.9 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 17.00 $ 12.00 $      -29.4 %
Transportation
New York, NY Edit Seattle, WA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.90 $ 2.75 $      -5.2 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 132.00 $ 99.00 $      -25.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 $ 2.70 $      -46.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $ 2.70 $      -22.9 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 34.00 $ 30.00 $      -11.8 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.79 $ 4.95 $      +30.6 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 35,000.00 $ 36,656.56 $      +4.7 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,263.92 $ 26,147.93 $      -7.5 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New York, NY Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 170.23 $ 236.05 $      +38.7 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 64.23 $ 57.29 $      -10.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 69.41 $ 69.94 $      +0.8 %
Sports And Leisure
New York, NY Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 138.80 $ 62.41 $      -55.0 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 77.86 $ 41.12 $      -47.2 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 $ 16.00 $      -20.0 %
Childcare
New York, NY Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,168.00 $ 2,095.37 $      -33.9 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 58,000.00 $ 28,400.00 $      -51.0 %
Clothing And Shoes
New York, NY Edit Seattle, WA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 71.54 $ 64.52 $      -9.8 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 48.24 $ 55.26 $      +14.6 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 101.45 $ 97.04 $      -4.3 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 162.57 $ 131.33 $      -19.2 %
Rent Per Month
New York, NY Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 4,263.41 $ 2,363.51 $      -44.6 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,884.16 $ 1,850.77 $      -35.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 8,681.21 $ 4,390.91 $      -49.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,591.54 $ 3,325.00 $      -27.6 %
Buy Apartment Price
New York, NY Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,569.57 $ 739.89 $      -52.9 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,142.75 $ 474.68 $      -58.5 %
Salaries And Financing
New York, NY Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,714.90 $ 6,519.06 $      +14.1 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.74 6.55      -2.9 %
Last update: June 2024June 2024
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