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

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Consumer Prices in Washington, DC are 13.3% lower than in New York, NY (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Washington, DC are 21.2% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Washington, DC are 29.8% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Washington, DC are 15.9% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Washington, DC are 13.2% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Washington, DC is 42.9% higher than in New York, NY
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Restaurants
New York, NY Edit Washington, DC Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 30.00 $ 25.00 $      -16.7 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 130.00 $ 100.00 $      -23.1 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $ 12.00 $      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $ 8.00 $      0.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.50 $ 9.50 $      -9.5 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.56 $ 5.51 $      -1.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.02 $ 2.53 $      -16.2 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.29 $ 2.30 $      +0.7 %
Markets
New York, NY Edit Washington, DC Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.82 $ 4.28 $      -26.4 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.29 $ 3.69 $      -13.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.25 $ 2.26 $      -30.4 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.46 $ 4.32 $      -20.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.65 $ 6.91 $      -9.7 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.13 $ 5.80 $      -18.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.04 $ 8.54 $      -5.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.14 $ 2.42 $      -23.0 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.93 $ 0.99 $      +6.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.70 $ 2.45 $      -9.5 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.82 $ 2.86 $      +1.5 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.93 $ 1.73 $      -10.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.71 $ 1.66 $      -3.3 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.88 $ 2.86 $      -0.5 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.43 $ 2.62 $      +7.8 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 $ 16.00 $      -20.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.53 $ 2.55 $      +0.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.83 $ 4.63 $      +21.0 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 17.00 $ 12.50 $      -26.5 %
Transportation
New York, NY Edit Washington, DC Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.90 $ 2.62 $      -9.5 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 132.00 $ 80.50 $      -39.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 $ 3.50 $      -30.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $ 4.00 $      +14.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $ 45.00 $      +50.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.87 $ 3.67 $      -5.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,000.00 $ 35,699.74 $      +27.5 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,053.26 $ 26,275.78 $      -2.9 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New York, NY Edit Washington, DC Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 174.47 $ 178.50 $      +2.3 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 61.68 $ 62.12 $      +0.7 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 70.06 $ 64.77 $      -7.5 %
Sports And Leisure
New York, NY Edit Washington, DC Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 132.14 $ 109.88 $      -16.9 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 74.17 $ 41.22 $      -44.4 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 $ 15.00 $      -25.0 %
Childcare
New York, NY Edit Washington, DC Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,065.64 $ 2,326.57 $      -24.1 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 63,250.00 $ 51,000.00 $      -19.4 %
Clothing And Shoes
New York, NY Edit Washington, DC Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 68.82 $ 74.28 $      +7.9 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 45.42 $ 51.96 $      +14.4 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 97.00 $ 113.89 $      +17.4 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 165.86 $ 176.06 $      +6.1 %
Rent Per Month
New York, NY Edit Washington, DC Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 4,162.14 $ 2,569.32 $      -38.3 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,912.38 $ 2,097.17 $      -28.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 8,432.88 $ 5,515.79 $      -34.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,431.43 $ 3,820.83 $      -13.8 %
Buy Apartment Price
New York, NY Edit Washington, DC Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,698.83 $ 910.84 $      -46.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,192.75 $ 654.89 $      -45.1 %
Salaries And Financing
New York, NY Edit Washington, DC Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,935.02 $ 6,683.42 $      +12.6 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.67 6.59      -1.3 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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