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

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Consumer Prices in New York, NY are 29.0% higher than in Philadelphia, PA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 62.5% higher than in Philadelphia, PA
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 128.8% higher than in Philadelphia, PA
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 50.3% higher than in Philadelphia, PA
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 24.0% higher than in Philadelphia, PA
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 10.4% lower than in Philadelphia, PA
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Restaurants
Philadelphia, PA Edit New York, NY Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $ 30.00 $      +50.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 $ 130.00 $      +73.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.25 $ 12.00 $      +17.1 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $ 8.00 $      +33.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 10.00 $      +25.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.74 $ 5.86 $      +23.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.40 $ 2.96 $      +23.2 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.62 $ 2.30 $      +41.5 %
Markets
Philadelphia, PA Edit New York, NY Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.78 $ 5.35 $      +12.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.53 $ 4.25 $      +20.5 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.30 $ 3.25 $      +41.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.64 $ 5.63 $      +54.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.33 $ 7.46 $      +1.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.95 $ 7.35 $      +23.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.61 $ 8.90 $      +16.9 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.24 $ 3.15 $      +40.5 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.81 $ 0.91 $      +12.7 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.74 $ 2.67 $      +53.3 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.59 $ 2.82 $      +8.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.51 $ 1.85 $      +22.8 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.64 $ 1.75 $      +7.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.49 $ 2.88 $      +15.3 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.00 $ 2.45 $      +22.3 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.45 $ 20.00 $      +29.4 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.73 $ 2.39 $      +38.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 $ 3.83 $      -4.3 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.00 $ 17.00 $      +30.8 %
Transportation
Philadelphia, PA Edit New York, NY Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $ 2.90 $      +16.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 98.00 $ 132.00 $      +34.7 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $ 5.00 $      +85.2 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $ 3.25 $      +30.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 22.00 $ 30.00 $      +36.4 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.83 $ 3.92 $      +2.4 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 34,000.00 $ 28,000.00 $      -17.6 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,402.02 $ 25,886.68 $      +1.9 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Philadelphia, PA Edit New York, NY Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 205.91 $ 168.45 $      -18.2 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 60.10 $ 63.50 $      +5.7 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 65.04 $ 71.00 $      +9.2 %
Sports And Leisure
Philadelphia, PA Edit New York, NY Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 49.17 $ 114.37 $      +132.6 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 38.00 $ 65.83 $      +73.2 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 $ 20.00 $      +42.9 %
Childcare
Philadelphia, PA Edit New York, NY Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,950.00 $ 3,057.95 $      +56.8 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 43,200.00 $ 63,250.00 $      +46.4 %
Clothing And Shoes
Philadelphia, PA Edit New York, NY Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 56.15 $ 68.63 $      +22.2 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.83 $ 44.61 $      +24.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 92.50 $ 98.65 $      +6.7 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 120.00 $ 161.32 $      +34.4 %
Rent Per Month
Philadelphia, PA Edit New York, NY Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,824.14 $ 4,071.33 $      +123.2 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,344.07 $ 2,686.44 $      +99.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,115.69 $ 8,134.32 $      +161.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,111.29 $ 4,316.30 $      +104.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
Philadelphia, PA Edit New York, NY Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 352.58 $ 1,477.89 $      +319.2 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 366.97 $ 1,164.67 $      +217.4 %
Salaries And Financing
Philadelphia, PA Edit New York, NY Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,313.33 $ 6,281.92 $      +45.6 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.61 6.65      +0.5 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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