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

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Consumer Prices in Washington, DC are 16.8% lower than in New York, NY (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Washington, DC are 22.5% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Washington, DC are 28.6% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Washington, DC are 15.2% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Washington, DC are 19.2% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Washington, DC is 26.7% higher than in New York, NY
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Restaurants
New York, NY Edit Washington, DC Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 $ 19.50 $      -22.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $ 87.50 $      -12.5 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.55 $ 10.00 $      -5.3 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $ 7.25 $      -9.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 $ 8.00 $      -20.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.22 $ 5.00 $      -4.1 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.75 $ 2.42 $      -12.0 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.16 $ 2.17 $      +0.4 %
Markets
New York, NY Edit Washington, DC Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.74 $ 3.87 $      -18.2 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.85 $ 2.91 $      -24.4 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.64 $ 2.00 $      -45.1 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.64 $ 3.98 $      -14.3 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.56 $ 6.36 $      -15.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.98 $ 5.35 $      -32.9 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.55 $ 7.39 $      -22.6 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.58 $ 2.38 $      -7.4 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.05 $ 0.90 $      -14.6 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.34 $ 2.32 $      -0.8 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.79 $ 2.76 $      -0.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.88 $ 1.58 $      -16.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.72 $ 1.35 $      -21.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.79 $ 2.40 $      -14.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.45 $ 2.13 $      -13.2 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 18.00 $ 15.00 $      -16.7 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.16 $ 3.05 $      -3.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.93 $ 4.66 $      +18.6 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 16.00 $ 11.00 $      -31.3 %
Transportation
New York, NY Edit Washington, DC Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $ 2.75 $      0.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 129.00 $ 102.00 $      -20.9 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.50 $ 5.00 $      +11.1 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 2.16 $      -28.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $ 32.50 $      +8.3 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.16 $ 3.75 $      -9.8 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,000.00 $ 24,190.00 $      -7.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,213.80 $ 21,599.78 $      -10.8 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New York, NY Edit Washington, DC Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 177.57 $ 153.52 $      -13.5 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $ 0.18 $      +70.7 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 68.86 $ 57.19 $      -16.9 %
Sports And Leisure
New York, NY Edit Washington, DC Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 101.18 $ 89.58 $      -11.5 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 38.00 $ 18.33 $      -51.8 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 $ 14.00 $      -22.2 %
Childcare
New York, NY Edit Washington, DC Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,264.64 $ 2,135.91 $      -5.7 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 39,909.09 $ 27,479.67 $      -31.1 %
Clothing And Shoes
New York, NY Edit Washington, DC Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 64.01 $ 55.81 $      -12.8 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 56.81 $ 33.15 $      -41.6 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 95.46 $ 95.18 $      -0.3 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 148.60 $ 137.50 $      -7.5 %
Rent Per Month
New York, NY Edit Washington, DC Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,807.64 $ 2,358.41 $      -38.1 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,377.40 $ 1,876.67 $      -21.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 7,096.94 $ 4,900.00 $      -31.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,035.40 $ 3,227.27 $      -20.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
New York, NY Edit Washington, DC Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,326.45 $ 732.26 $      -44.8 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 861.69 $ 450.00 $      -47.8 %
Salaries And Financing
New York, NY Edit Washington, DC Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,905.49 $ 5,799.64 $      -1.8 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.66 5.09      -10.1 %
Last update: February 2023February 2023
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