Cost of Living Comparison Between New York, NY and Washington, DC 

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Consumer Prices in Washington, DC are 16.46% lower than in New York, NY (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Washington, DC are 19.27% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Washington, DC are 22.50% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Washington, DC are 20.65% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Washington, DC are 16.15% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Washington, DC is 1.04% higher than in New York, NY
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Restaurants
New York, NY Edit Washington, DC Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $ 15.00 $      -25.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $ 75.00 $      -25.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $ 8.00 $      -11.11 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.35 $ 6.00 $      -18.37 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 $ 8.00 $      -11.11 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.89 $ 4.64 $      -5.03 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.18 $ 2.39 $      +9.55 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.78 $ 1.99 $      +11.80 %
Markets
New York, NY Edit Washington, DC Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.47 $ 3.48 $      -22.15 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.62 $ 2.71 $      -25.05 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.39 $ 2.46 $      +2.79 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.15 $ 2.76 $      -12.34 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.21 $ 5.45 $      -12.28 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.81 $ 4.98 $      -14.22 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.87 $ 7.14 $      -9.33 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.72 $ 2.70 $      -0.69 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.29 $ 0.70 $      -45.80 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.68 $ 2.53 $      -5.40 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.83 $ 2.11 $      -25.39 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.92 $ 1.20 $      -37.49 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.87 $ 1.28 $      -31.36 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.38 $ 2.30 $      -3.38 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.14 $ 1.82 $      -14.60 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 12.00 $      -20.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.07 $ 2.84 $      -7.31 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.19 $ 2.73 $      -14.42 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 $ 11.00 $      -26.67 %
Transportation
New York, NY Edit Washington, DC Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $ 3.00 $      +9.09 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 130.00 $ 100.00 $      -23.08 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $ 3.62 $      +3.57 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 3.35 $      +11.67 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $ 30.00 $      0.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.86 $ 2.68 $      -6.13 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,500.00 $ 24,000.00 $      +2.13 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,412.26 $ 20,768.41 $      -3.01 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New York, NY Edit Washington, DC Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 149.69 $ 148.14 $      -1.04 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 $ 0.16 $      +37.73 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 66.94 $ 62.16 $      -7.14 %
Sports And Leisure
New York, NY Edit Washington, DC Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 108.93 $ 80.43 $      -26.17 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 40.71 $ 14.50 $      -64.39 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.00 $ 14.00 $      -12.50 %
Childcare
New York, NY Edit Washington, DC Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,566.35 $ 1,749.95 $      -31.81 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 37,687.50 $ 34,484.75 $      -8.50 %
Clothing And Shoes
New York, NY Edit Washington, DC Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 62.33 $ 56.87 $      -8.76 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 45.10 $ 38.31 $      -15.05 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 92.05 $ 89.00 $      -3.32 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 134.60 $ 123.00 $      -8.62 %
Rent Per Month
New York, NY Edit Washington, DC Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,115.03 $ 2,324.74 $      -25.37 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,005.86 $ 1,802.41 $      -10.14 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,379.59 $ 4,279.29 $      -32.92 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,531.25 $ 3,243.33 $      -8.15 %
Buy Apartment Price
New York, NY Edit Washington, DC Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,411.68 $ 677.77 $      -51.99 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 714.52 $ 351.28 $      -50.84 %
Salaries And Financing
New York, NY Edit Washington, DC Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,536.46 $ 5,331.53 $      -18.43 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.59 3.61      +0.53 %
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