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

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Consumer Prices in Washington, DC are 16.98% lower than in New York, NY (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Washington, DC are 18.60% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Washington, DC are 20.47% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Washington, DC are 18.38% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Washington, DC are 20.41% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Washington, DC is 3.84% 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 $ 80.00 $      -20.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $ 8.00 $      -11.11 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 $ 6.50 $      -7.14 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 $ 8.00 $      -11.11 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.96 $ 4.60 $      -7.27 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.05 $ 2.32 $      +13.24 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.72 $ 2.00 $      +16.52 %
Markets
New York, NY Edit Washington, DC Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.54 $ 3.44 $      -24.38 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.60 $ 2.65 $      -26.20 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.56 $ 2.23 $      -13.07 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.24 $ 2.68 $      -17.21 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.49 $ 5.23 $      -19.43 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.20 $ 4.69 $      -24.33 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.82 $ 6.70 $      -14.42 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.82 $ 2.54 $      -9.96 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.29 $ 0.66 $      -48.66 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.58 $ 2.52 $      -2.36 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.76 $ 2.00 $      -27.59 %
Potato (1 lb) 2.02 $ 1.11 $      -45.13 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.91 $ 1.21 $      -36.38 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.31 $ 2.17 $      -5.79 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.19 $ 1.78 $      -18.65 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 12.00 $      -20.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.16 $ 2.71 $      -14.23 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.10 $ 2.66 $      -14.19 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 $ 11.50 $      -23.33 %
Transportation
New York, NY Edit Washington, DC Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $ 3.00 $      +9.09 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 127.00 $ 100.00 $      -21.26 %
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) 32.50 $ 30.00 $      -7.69 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.64 $ 2.58 $      -2.17 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 $ 23,500.00 $      +2.17 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,466.60 $ 20,356.65 $      -5.17 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New York, NY Edit Washington, DC Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 162.00 $ 152.52 $      -5.85 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 $ 0.16 $      +42.42 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 65.45 $ 61.55 $      -5.95 %
Sports And Leisure
New York, NY Edit Washington, DC Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 88.54 $ 79.81 $      -9.87 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 36.25 $ 13.71 $      -62.17 %
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 2,649.71 $ 1,702.13 $      -35.76 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 38,105.26 $ 32,287.80 $      -15.27 %
Clothing And Shoes
New York, NY Edit Washington, DC Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 61.11 $ 57.00 $      -6.73 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 42.06 $ 39.04 $      -7.18 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 89.39 $ 87.83 $      -1.74 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 132.15 $ 116.32 $      -11.98 %
Rent Per Month
New York, NY Edit Washington, DC Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,089.42 $ 2,384.17 $      -22.83 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,985.93 $ 1,840.39 $      -7.33 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,351.99 $ 4,294.38 $      -32.39 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,428.12 $ 3,295.52 $      -3.87 %
Buy Apartment Price
New York, NY Edit Washington, DC Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,485.86 $ 661.29 $      -55.49 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 764.46 $ 348.71 $      -54.38 %
Salaries And Financing
New York, NY Edit Washington, DC Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,126.05 $ 5,177.89 $      -15.48 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.71 3.67      -1.16 %
Last update: March 2021March 2021
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