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Cost of Living in United States

Cost of living in United States is 6.95% higher than in United Kingdom (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in United States is 29.62% higher than in United Kingdom (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 14.00 $ 10.00-20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 $ 35.00-70.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 $ 6.00-8.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 $ 3.00-6.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 5.00 $ 4.00-7.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.97 $ 3.00-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.77 $ 1.25-2.39
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.42 $ 1.00-2.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.17 $ 2.19-4.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.33 $ 1.45-3.49
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.77 $ 1.00-3.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.34 $ 1.35-3.50
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.84 $ 3.00-7.80
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.88 $ 2.00-6.97
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.19 $ 3.25-8.00
Apples (1 lb) 1.97 $ 1.00-3.10
Banana (1 lb) 0.67 $ 0.49-1.00
Oranges (1 lb) 1.78 $ 0.99-3.00
Tomato (1 lb) 1.80 $ 1.00-3.00
Potato (1 lb) 1.11 $ 0.50-2.00
Onion (1 lb) 1.12 $ 0.67-2.00
Lettuce (1 head) 1.50 $ 0.99-2.50
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.77 $ 1.00-2.79
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $ 9.00-16.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.30 $ 1.00-4.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.30 $ 1.50-5.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.00 $ 5.65-9.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 $ 1.50-2.75
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 69.00 $ 40.00-100.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 2.50-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $ 2.00-4.50
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 27.00 $ 20.00-40.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.64 $ 2.20-3.20
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,625.50 $ 19,000.00-25,850.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,329.03 $ 17,800.00-25,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 148.84 $ 85.00-250.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $ 0.10-0.10
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 60.75 $ 40.00-89.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 36.18 $ 20.00-65.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.27 $ 0.00-35.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $ 9.00-14.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 854.75 $ 450.00-1,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 17,795.92 $ 12,000.00-20,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 42.32 $ 29.00-60.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.76 $ 20.00-50.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 73.90 $ 55.00-100.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 93.42 $ 60.00-145.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,234.94 $ 700.00-2,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 976.73 $ 600.00-1,600.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,009.75 $ 1,150.00-3,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,559.26 $ 950.00-2,600.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 225.51 $ 109.00-524.30
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 164.43 $ 80.00-374.00
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,007.17 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.27 3.50-4.54

Prices in United States

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Last update: August 2018
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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By City in United States

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Local Purchasing Power Index
New York, NY 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00
San Francisco, CA 94.54 107.05 100.49 98.46 93.22 128.58
Honolulu, HI 93.57 63.78 79.40 99.49 82.92 108.33
Anchorage, AK 93.49 39.46 67.79 98.07 78.87 135.01
Arlington, VA 92.96 67.66 80.92 97.73 79.66 110.64
Brooklyn, NY 89.41 81.56 85.68 83.09 94.56 93.03
Santa Rosa, CA 88.80 56.95 73.65 85.55 82.31 115.15
Washington, DC 88.77 69.92 79.81 89.11 86.20 131.42
Charleston, SC 87.02 45.65 67.34 91.48 75.12 106.57
Rockville, MD 85.62 57.14 72.07 76.85 66.78 146.31
Bellevue, WA 85.51 60.52 73.62 78.98 80.78 181.53
Berkeley, CA 85.42 77.89 81.84 82.76 86.93 118.12
Seattle, WA 83.94 64.23 74.56 81.70 79.75 138.29
Jersey City, NJ 83.75 61.51 73.17 87.15 80.47 118.03
Boston, MA 82.55 75.84 79.35 80.45 83.39 119.48
Oakland, CA 81.36 76.09 78.86 78.28 80.00 132.47
Hartford, CT 80.94 40.36 61.63 87.01 72.27 82.60
Philadelphia, PA 79.26 47.86 64.32 76.61 76.34 116.05
Albany, NY 79.13 30.66 56.07 79.22 77.05 109.68
Long Beach, CA 78.55 54.31 67.02 77.56 75.23 127.27
Los Angeles, CA 78.32 70.42 74.56 73.27 83.06 109.45
Chicago, IL 77.28 53.77 66.09 71.42 78.47 131.65
Burlington, VT 76.56 41.89 60.07 74.33 79.08 74.68
Miami, FL 76.13 56.37 66.74 69.25 81.17 91.13
Boulder, CO 76.12 52.26 64.77 77.52 63.18 115.43
San Jose, CA 75.86 75.27 75.58 70.74 81.32 166.34
Pittsburgh, PA 75.80 37.95 57.79 72.21 67.31 113.45
Sacramento, CA 75.54 44.20 60.63 69.74 77.32 139.80
Santa Barbara, CA 75.33 67.90 71.80 68.28 90.33 121.94
West Palm Beach, FL 74.89 40.63 58.60 71.27 82.17 117.45
Minneapolis, MN 74.68 46.14 61.11 70.38 77.21 132.61
Portland, OR 74.53 50.82 63.25 70.65 70.68 121.43
Everett, WA 74.43 43.62 59.77 72.21 74.59 118.57
Rochester, NY 74.39 30.33 53.43 78.06 72.24 85.64
Baltimore, MD 74.03 42.16 58.87 68.76 77.61 125.40
Charlotte, NC 73.75 41.26 58.29 70.61 76.09 140.97
Tacoma, WA 73.21 38.97 56.92 70.90 69.63 127.59
Portland, ME 73.17 42.06 58.37 71.35 80.98 121.77
Birmingham, AL 72.70 33.65 54.12 70.06 72.20 105.55
Eugene, OR 72.68 30.10 52.42 79.34 67.17 97.13
Bellingham, WA 72.60 34.21 54.34 70.52 71.41 115.05
San Diego, CA 72.26 60.61 66.72 64.32 79.69 142.91
Mesa, AZ 71.60 30.75 52.17 69.74 73.11 120.70
Asheville, NC 71.43 37.32 55.20 72.15 70.33 102.15
Atlanta, GA 71.18 45.98 59.19 65.78 72.46 150.98
Saint Paul, MN 71.11 43.74 58.09 71.05 65.73 110.89
Buffalo, NY 70.76 28.93 50.86 62.71 73.58 109.74
Orlando, FL 70.51 38.09 55.08 69.73 70.86 122.84
Saint Petersburg, FL 70.29 40.20 55.98 66.68 72.40 133.84
Olympia, WA 70.22 40.66 56.16 61.69 77.45 148.20
Austin, TX 70.02 49.02 60.03 66.26 75.87 150.36
Peoria, IL 69.88 25.14 48.60 69.09 64.35 114.07
Jacksonville, FL 69.73 30.70 51.16 67.83 68.95 131.25
Denver, CO 69.61 53.55 61.97 67.21 70.65 132.27
Milwaukee, WI 69.55 35.96 53.57 64.12 75.03 102.63
Indianapolis, IN 69.25 33.59 52.29 65.41 71.30 108.65
Arlington, TX 69.07 30.94 50.93 65.19 62.28 139.28
Saint Louis, MO 68.86 29.81 50.28 65.74 70.60 144.80
Raleigh, NC 68.59 36.32 53.24 72.04 65.69 161.29
Cleveland, OH 68.23 28.08 49.13 60.00 69.32 113.19
Tampa, FL 67.81 39.33 54.26 66.08 69.06 139.07
Nashville, TN 67.77 47.80 58.27 63.14 76.33 142.21
Ann Arbor, MI 67.72 46.92 57.83 62.74 62.68 130.37
Syracuse, NY 67.46 33.46 51.29 64.41 66.89 92.80
Kansas City, MO 67.26 31.58 50.29 59.54 74.66 133.22
Memphis, TN 67.12 26.25 47.67 61.96 67.72 125.20
Melbourne, FL 66.97 30.83 49.78 68.33 67.24 113.03
Columbus, OH 66.73 36.69 52.44 59.56 65.15 130.28
Bakersfield, CA 66.68 28.27 48.41 62.32 69.97 148.06
Spokane, WA 66.33 28.19 48.18 60.25 66.03 121.91
Las Vegas, NV 66.32 29.50 48.80 58.51 71.57 143.17
Columbia, SC 66.25 28.16 48.13 66.22 66.57 121.22
Fort Wayne, IN 65.99 21.41 44.78 70.73 63.34 120.13
Richmond, VA 65.91 34.52 50.98 63.98 67.08 128.35
Salem, OR 65.86 28.61 48.14 62.15 62.86 122.77
Dayton, OH 65.63 22.46 45.09 63.20 64.59 87.35
Greensboro, NC 65.50 27.04 47.21 65.27 62.11 129.12
Dallas, TX 65.28 43.04 54.70 58.85 71.10 147.80
Phoenix, AZ 64.99 34.45 50.46 57.25 72.97 142.85
Fort Worth, TX 64.75 35.58 50.87 56.72 69.77 137.35
Tucson, AZ 64.62 23.72 45.17 54.39 64.85 119.62
Fayetteville, AR 64.36 26.89 46.54 61.13 70.14 106.39
Riverside, CA 64.33 44.88 55.08 63.64 59.35 122.29
Albuquerque, NM 64.18 26.66 46.33 64.90 62.23 124.80
Fremont, CA 63.75 74.37 68.80 51.01 69.78 172.36
Tulsa, OK 63.62 26.19 45.82 62.50 62.34 126.50
Detroit, MI 63.47 34.84 49.85 56.53 58.14 95.10
Salt Lake City, UT 63.39 36.03 50.37 57.65 65.07 148.83
Chattanooga, TN 63.28 29.25 47.09 57.73 60.14 124.17
Fresno, CA 63.19 30.18 47.49 56.67 71.52 113.96
Houston, TX 63.18 42.32 53.26 55.46 75.83 149.46
Wichita, KS 63.03 23.56 44.25 57.66 64.46 131.23
Madison, WI 62.99 37.06 50.65 56.80 65.09 139.64
Grand Rapids, MI 62.89 30.02 47.26 55.72 69.00 127.06
Des Moines, IA 62.76 32.60 48.41 58.39 65.17 125.90
Oklahoma City, OK 62.42 25.70 44.95 60.75 56.54 131.80
Cincinnati, OH 62.08 31.71 47.63 53.15 62.16 132.94
Louisville, KY 60.99 26.53 44.59 54.92 65.53 120.22
Knoxville, TN 60.77 28.93 45.62 60.01 58.98 113.75
Huntsville, AL 60.48 28.44 45.24 60.03 60.17 157.11
Toledo, OH 60.45 21.09 41.73 51.79 56.18 122.59
Vancouver, WA 60.16 34.99 48.19 50.93 60.77 151.14
Little Rock, AR 60.09 25.13 43.46 55.96 63.04 140.97
Reno, NV 59.75 37.23 49.04 52.45 61.97 137.10
San Antonio, TX 59.68 31.63 46.34 56.68 55.13 144.25
Boise, ID 59.27 30.59 45.63 51.29 63.53 119.12
El Paso, TX 59.17 22.22 41.59 54.43 58.65 128.71
Lexington, KY 58.95 25.05 42.82 54.42 58.20 143.44
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