Cost of Living Comparison Between Philadelphia, PA and New York, NY 

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Consumer Prices in New York, NY are 25.97% higher than in Philadelphia, PA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 53.21% higher than in Philadelphia, PA
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 103.64% higher than in Philadelphia, PA
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 45.48% higher than in Philadelphia, PA
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 23.18% higher than in Philadelphia, PA
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 19.55% higher than in Philadelphia, PA
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Restaurants
Philadelphia, PA Edit New York, NY Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $ 20.00 $      +33.33 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 55.00 $ 100.00 $      +81.82 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $ 9.00 $      +12.50 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $ 7.20 $      +44.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $ 9.00 $      +28.57 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.03 $ 4.96 $      +23.16 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.85 $ 2.06 $      +11.29 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.34 $ 1.72 $      +27.80 %
Markets
Philadelphia, PA Edit New York, NY Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.05 $ 4.56 $      +12.65 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.66 $ 3.60 $      +35.26 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.79 $ 2.53 $      +41.80 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.51 $ 3.27 $      +30.15 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.96 $ 6.54 $      +65.22 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.79 $ 6.25 $      +30.51 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.77 $ 7.77 $      +14.67 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.51 $ 2.77 $      +10.33 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.76 $ 1.26 $      +65.12 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.94 $ 2.57 $      +32.09 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.28 $ 2.75 $      +20.49 %
Potato (1 lb) 2.30 $ 1.94 $      -15.65 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.96 $ 1.86 $      -5.04 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.56 $ 2.28 $      +45.93 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.09 $ 2.18 $      +4.06 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.00 $ 15.00 $      +7.14 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.38 $ 3.13 $      -7.65 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.81 $ 3.10 $      -18.66 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.70 $ 15.00 $      +40.19 %
Transportation
Philadelphia, PA Edit New York, NY Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $ 2.75 $      +10.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 96.00 $ 127.00 $      +32.29 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.23 $ 3.50 $      +8.53 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 5.00 $ 3.00 $      -40.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 $ 32.50 $      +30.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.66 $ 2.61 $      -1.66 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,650.00 $ 23,000.00 $      +6.24 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,516.83 $ 21,466.60 $      +4.63 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Philadelphia, PA Edit New York, NY Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 144.95 $ 160.20 $      +10.52 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $ 0.11 $      +10.00 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 61.46 $ 65.71 $      +6.90 %
Sports And Leisure
Philadelphia, PA Edit New York, NY Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 36.37 $ 88.54 $      +143.48 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 42.70 $ 36.25 $      -15.11 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.00 $ 16.00 $      +23.08 %
Childcare
Philadelphia, PA Edit New York, NY Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 915.10 $ 2,662.74 $      +190.98 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 24,600.00 $ 38,105.26 $      +54.90 %
Clothing And Shoes
Philadelphia, PA Edit New York, NY Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 45.57 $ 61.11 $      +34.10 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 31.00 $ 41.81 $      +34.88 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 72.45 $ 89.39 $      +23.37 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 101.76 $ 132.15 $      +29.86 %
Rent Per Month
Philadelphia, PA Edit New York, NY Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,685.69 $ 3,098.66 $      +83.82 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,125.97 $ 1,985.93 $      +76.38 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,813.62 $ 6,389.55 $      +127.09 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,692.56 $ 3,428.12 $      +102.54 %
Buy Apartment Price
Philadelphia, PA Edit New York, NY Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 412.44 $ 1,485.86 $      +260.26 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 133.64 $ 764.46 $      +472.03 %
Salaries And Financing
Philadelphia, PA Edit New York, NY Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,348.89 $ 6,134.03 $      +83.17 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.90 3.71      -4.80 %
Last update: February 2021March 2021
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