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

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Consumer Prices in New York, NY are 17.8% higher than in Seattle, WA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 33.2% higher than in Seattle, WA
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 55.3% higher than in Seattle, WA
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 28.2% higher than in Seattle, WA
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 15.5% higher than in Seattle, WA
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 32.3% lower than in Seattle, WA
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Restaurants
Seattle, WA Edit New York, NY Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $ 30.00 $      +50.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $ 130.00 $      +30.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $ 12.00 $      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $ 8.00 $      0.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 10.50 $      +31.2 %
Cappuccino (regular) 6.10 $ 5.56 $      -8.9 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.19 $ 3.02 $      -5.4 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.51 $ 2.29 $      -8.9 %
Markets
Seattle, WA Edit New York, NY Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.55 $ 5.82 $      +27.8 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.98 $ 4.29 $      +7.7 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.54 $ 3.25 $      +27.9 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.48 $ 5.46 $      +21.7 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.53 $ 7.65 $      +17.3 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.15 $ 7.13 $      -0.3 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.20 $ 9.04 $      -1.7 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.38 $ 3.14 $      +32.2 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.96 $ 0.93 $      -4.0 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.22 $ 2.70 $      +21.8 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.56 $ 2.82 $      +10.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.52 $ 1.93 $      +26.9 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.53 $ 1.71 $      +12.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.48 $ 2.88 $      +16.1 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.15 $ 2.43 $      +13.1 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 20.00 $      +33.3 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.73 $ 2.53 $      -7.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.72 $ 3.83 $      +2.8 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.00 $ 17.00 $      +41.7 %
Transportation
Seattle, WA Edit New York, NY Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $ 2.90 $      +5.5 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 99.50 $ 132.00 $      +32.7 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 $ 5.00 $      0.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.93 $ 3.50 $      +19.7 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 37.50 $ 30.00 $      -20.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.97 $ 3.87 $      -22.2 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 35,828.28 $ 28,000.00 $      -21.8 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,807.70 $ 27,053.26 $      +0.9 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Seattle, WA Edit New York, NY Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 234.29 $ 171.61 $      -26.8 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 64.53 $ 61.68 $      -4.4 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 71.44 $ 70.06 $      -1.9 %
Sports And Leisure
Seattle, WA Edit New York, NY Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 56.57 $ 132.14 $      +133.6 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 40.50 $ 74.17 $      +83.1 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 20.00 $      +33.3 %
Childcare
Seattle, WA Edit New York, NY Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,000.75 $ 3,065.64 $      +53.2 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 30,000.00 $ 63,250.00 $      +110.8 %
Clothing And Shoes
Seattle, WA Edit New York, NY Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 65.74 $ 68.82 $      +4.7 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 62.26 $ 45.42 $      -27.0 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 98.65 $ 97.00 $      -1.7 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 151.76 $ 165.86 $      +9.3 %
Rent Per Month
Seattle, WA Edit New York, NY Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,499.37 $ 4,162.14 $      +66.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,036.60 $ 2,912.38 $      +43.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,729.20 $ 8,432.88 $      +78.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,575.20 $ 4,431.43 $      +23.9 %
Buy Apartment Price
Seattle, WA Edit New York, NY Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,079.16 $ 1,698.83 $      +57.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 717.11 $ 1,192.75 $      +66.3 %
Salaries And Financing
Seattle, WA Edit New York, NY Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,585.11 $ 5,935.02 $      -9.9 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.66 6.67      +0.2 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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