Cost of Living Comparison Between Seattle, WA and New York, NY 

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Consumer Prices in New York, NY are 14.05% higher than in Seattle, WA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 29.37% higher than in Seattle, WA
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 52.55% higher than in Seattle, WA
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 7.17% higher than in Seattle, WA
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 17.40% higher than in Seattle, WA
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 30.21% lower than in Seattle, WA
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Restaurants
Seattle, WA Edit New York, NY Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $ 20.00 $      0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 85.00 $ 100.00 $      +17.65 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 $ 9.00 $      -10.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $ 8.00 $      +33.33 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $ 9.00 $      +28.57 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.04 $ 4.85 $      -3.73 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.50 $ 2.28 $      -8.83 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.12 $ 1.84 $      -13.41 %
Markets
Seattle, WA Edit New York, NY Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.58 $ 4.51 $      +25.80 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.12 $ 3.62 $      +16.14 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.01 $ 2.38 $      +18.24 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.20 $ 3.32 $      +3.58 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.13 $ 6.44 $      -9.74 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.45 $ 5.82 $      +6.82 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.65 $ 8.33 $      +25.32 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.29 $ 2.63 $      +14.66 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.95 $ 1.28 $      +35.46 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.17 $ 2.55 $      +17.45 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.64 $ 2.81 $      +6.60 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.09 $ 2.01 $      +84.76 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.19 $ 1.77 $      +48.27 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.09 $ 2.33 $      +11.64 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.13 $ 2.27 $      +6.55 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.15 $ 3.13 $      -0.65 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.32 $ 3.29 $      -0.82 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 $ 15.00 $      +50.00 %
Transportation
Seattle, WA Edit New York, NY Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $ 2.75 $      0.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 99.00 $ 129.50 $      +30.81 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 3.65 $      +21.67 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $ 3.00 $      +11.11 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $ 30.00 $      0.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.68 $ 3.00 $      -18.44 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,920.00 $ 25,000.00 $      +4.52 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,893.46 $ 23,609.58 $      -1.19 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Seattle, WA Edit New York, NY Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 217.52 $ 165.41 $      -23.96 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 $ 0.10 $      -24.06 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 61.91 $ 64.71 $      +4.53 %
Sports And Leisure
Seattle, WA Edit New York, NY Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 54.69 $ 112.64 $      +105.95 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 33.14 $ 40.17 $      +21.19 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 $ 17.00 $      +21.43 %
Childcare
Seattle, WA Edit New York, NY Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,786.21 $ 2,534.60 $      +41.90 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 26,666.67 $ 38,166.67 $      +43.13 %
Clothing And Shoes
Seattle, WA Edit New York, NY Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 51.72 $ 61.36 $      +18.64 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 43.35 $ 47.68 $      +10.00 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 92.78 $ 91.44 $      -1.45 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 121.73 $ 136.95 $      +12.51 %
Rent Per Month
Seattle, WA Edit New York, NY Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,977.42 $ 3,081.70 $      +55.84 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,534.09 $ 2,166.59 $      +41.23 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,708.33 $ 6,450.92 $      +73.96 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,908.09 $ 3,751.12 $      +28.99 %
Buy Apartment Price
Seattle, WA Edit New York, NY Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 677.49 $ 1,479.02 $      +118.31 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 436.87 $ 765.91 $      +75.32 %
Salaries And Financing
Seattle, WA Edit New York, NY Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,597.32 $ 5,956.55 $      -9.71 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.20 3.38      +5.75 %
Last update: November 2021November 2021
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