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Cost of Living in United States

Cost of living in United States is 1.90% higher than in United Kingdom (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in United States is 23.62% higher than in United Kingdom (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 13.00 $ 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) 3.95 $ 3.00-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.76 $ 1.20-2.25
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.42 $ 1.00-2.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.18 $ 2.20-4.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.32 $ 1.40-3.40
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.78 $ 1.00-3.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.38 $ 1.39-3.60
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.85 $ 3.00-7.75
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.90 $ 2.00-6.57
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.19 $ 3.29-8.00
Apples (1 lb) 1.96 $ 1.00-3.00
Banana (1 lb) 0.67 $ 0.49-1.00
Oranges (1 lb) 1.77 $ 0.99-3.00
Tomato (1 lb) 1.79 $ 1.00-3.00
Potato (1 lb) 1.11 $ 0.50-2.00
Onion (1 lb) 1.12 $ 0.68-2.00
Lettuce (1 head) 1.52 $ 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) 3.26 $ 1.50-5.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.00 $ 5.50-9.00
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) 2.60 $ 2.00-4.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 27.55 $ 20.00-40.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.56 $ 2.16-3.09
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,500.00 $ 18,746.00-25,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,253.80 $ 17,500.00-25,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 148.06 $ 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) 60.07 $ 40.00-88.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 36.02 $ 20.00-65.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.12 $ 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 851.71 $ 450.00-1,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 17,880.84 $ 12,000.00-20,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 41.78 $ 29.00-60.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.44 $ 20.00-50.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 73.75 $ 55.00-100.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 92.83 $ 60.00-140.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,221.35 $ 700.00-2,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 965.63 $ 600.00-1,600.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,954.65 $ 1,100.00-3,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,524.80 $ 925.00-2,500.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 215.77 $ 104.00-500.00
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 158.33 $ 76.40-360.00
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,982.51 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.25 3.50-4.54

Prices in United States

These data are based on 217194 entries in the past 18 months from 23688 different contributors.
Last update: June 2018
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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City
Cost of Living Index
Rent Index
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Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
New York, NY 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00
San Francisco, CA 95.67 107.67 101.33 102.26 90.05 124.94
Honolulu, HI 93.76 64.41 79.92 96.12 88.60 110.64
Anchorage, AK 92.74 40.22 67.98 95.33 78.90 137.39
Washington, DC 88.79 71.36 80.57 87.43 83.22 129.70
Brooklyn, NY 88.76 84.15 86.59 81.12 95.31 83.14
Rockville, MD 86.69 59.65 73.94 76.86 68.88 141.85
Charleston, SC 86.59 46.80 67.83 91.62 72.19 105.26
Santa Rosa, CA 85.64 57.46 72.35 80.53 79.42 117.58
Bellevue, WA 85.48 61.95 74.39 78.89 82.12 181.37
Seattle, WA 84.56 64.71 75.20 82.97 79.65 142.02
Berkeley, CA 83.99 76.83 80.61 84.81 82.93 113.87
Boston, MA 81.37 76.45 79.05 76.44 85.21 123.06
Jersey City, NJ 81.31 61.93 72.18 84.34 80.20 124.04
Hartford, CT 80.98 42.00 62.61 84.11 72.67 83.21
Oakland, CA 80.70 79.12 79.95 78.00 78.53 136.04
Philadelphia, PA 79.43 48.69 64.94 74.88 75.57 112.46
Boulder, CO 78.30 55.07 67.35 77.47 73.17 113.13
Irvine, CA 78.03 66.47 72.58 74.40 73.57 134.31
Los Angeles, CA 77.45 71.05 74.43 71.70 81.50 112.95
Albany, NY 76.67 30.13 54.73 73.10 75.89 112.74
Pittsburgh, PA 76.64 38.63 58.72 71.53 70.97 114.06
Chicago, IL 76.34 55.57 66.55 70.57 74.76 132.64
Miami, FL 76.18 60.05 68.57 67.62 83.21 86.01
Sacramento, CA 75.84 44.62 61.12 69.66 77.60 141.97
Burlington, VT 75.75 42.19 59.93 72.12 80.16 100.83
San Jose, CA 75.32 77.10 76.16 70.23 83.12 169.05
Long Beach, CA 75.17 55.80 66.04 70.63 76.30 129.56
Portland, ME 75.00 43.47 60.13 73.05 85.54 120.95
West Palm Beach, FL 74.60 41.82 59.15 71.14 82.20 119.07
Tacoma, WA 74.40 38.69 57.56 72.01 69.36 129.12
Santa Barbara, CA 74.36 69.18 71.92 68.04 85.51 124.58
Portland, OR 74.24 51.28 63.41 70.16 70.46 129.56
Charlotte, NC 74.16 41.46 58.74 71.40 76.52 140.54
Everett, WA 74.08 42.79 59.33 72.69 73.63 119.72
Olympia, WA 73.98 40.75 58.31 66.91 78.47 120.71
Baltimore, MD 73.93 43.42 59.54 69.12 76.85 127.41
New Orleans, LA 73.75 42.63 59.08 67.56 86.08 104.31
Eugene, OR 73.54 30.79 53.39 81.43 66.41 97.61
Minneapolis, MN 73.45 46.34 60.67 69.52 77.64 133.06
Saint Paul, MN 73.44 44.23 59.67 71.34 72.04 102.58
San Diego, CA 72.53 61.62 67.39 64.85 79.02 143.46
Birmingham, AL 72.40 34.38 54.48 69.98 70.95 106.44
Denver, CO 72.39 54.83 64.11 68.34 76.33 129.00
Atlanta, GA 72.20 47.06 60.35 67.56 73.10 150.85
Bellingham, WA 72.04 34.52 54.35 69.37 70.74 114.71
Asheville, NC 71.73 37.66 55.67 72.07 70.62 103.80
Tampa, FL 71.35 39.47 56.32 71.04 72.85 138.09
Buffalo, NY 71.06 29.31 51.38 63.59 72.29 105.81
Indianapolis, IN 71.03 34.10 53.62 67.76 71.69 109.80
Jacksonville, FL 70.84 32.39 52.71 69.57 67.42 131.39
Austin, TX 70.69 51.41 61.60 66.14 78.14 147.36
Orlando, FL 70.45 38.66 55.47 69.77 69.65 129.64
Rochester, NY 70.39 30.59 51.62 70.84 71.99 90.70
Colorado Springs, CO 69.94 31.57 51.85 63.13 72.95 145.84
Saint Petersburg, FL 69.86 40.51 56.02 66.81 72.73 136.01
Nashville, TN 69.11 49.25 59.74 64.60 76.53 133.51
Milwaukee, WI 68.95 36.44 53.62 64.03 70.28 107.00
Fort Myers, FL 68.88 33.55 52.22 66.64 72.90 106.66
Saint Louis, MO 68.79 29.77 50.40 65.71 70.00 142.33
Peoria, IL 68.64 25.77 48.43 66.47 63.66 118.79
Cleveland, OH 68.27 28.22 49.39 59.59 70.62 100.39
Raleigh, NC 68.18 36.08 53.04 70.78 65.94 156.44
Virginia Beach, VA 68.05 35.96 52.92 62.58 71.58 160.00
Ann Arbor, MI 67.84 47.09 58.06 62.29 58.86 126.33
Melbourne, FL 67.66 29.96 49.89 68.25 68.13 112.64
Syracuse, NY 67.59 32.98 51.27 64.34 68.46 94.98
Las Vegas, NV 67.39 29.91 49.72 59.96 72.06 141.92
Bakersfield, CA 66.85 28.34 48.70 63.35 70.44 152.10
Fayetteville, AR 66.78 25.32 47.23 65.70 67.51 106.13
Columbus, OH 66.74 36.28 52.38 59.20 65.61 129.09
Fort Wayne, IN 66.50 21.99 45.51 69.81 63.72 122.45
Memphis, TN 66.49 26.92 47.84 60.09 70.19 123.97
Salem, OR 66.46 29.23 48.91 62.72 63.51 123.66
Spokane, WA 66.21 28.50 48.43 59.70 67.31 122.98
Columbia, SC 66.16 29.43 48.84 66.15 66.95 120.79
Kansas City, MO 65.97 30.15 49.08 59.25 67.98 138.36
Greensboro, NC 65.63 25.39 46.66 65.07 63.45 133.68
Fresno, CA 65.44 30.26 48.85 60.82 71.51 116.52
Richmond, VA 65.36 35.32 51.20 65.18 64.70 131.29
Fort Worth, TX 65.36 35.86 51.45 57.34 70.12 140.66
Dayton, OH 65.03 22.19 44.83 61.80 64.62 91.36
Winston-salem, NC 64.88 25.98 46.54 63.52 70.53 119.47
Riverside, CA 64.67 43.37 54.63 63.57 59.68 126.17
Gainesville, FL 64.61 29.04 47.84 62.62 57.37 104.61
Wichita, KS 64.45 24.25 45.50 60.59 64.78 132.13
Phoenix, AZ 64.21 33.63 49.79 56.80 72.33 140.93
Albuquerque, NM 64.15 27.46 46.85 63.99 62.44 119.43
Dallas, TX 63.95 43.23 54.18 58.84 64.88 152.54
Madison, WI 63.35 37.80 51.30 57.00 65.54 141.29
Tucson, AZ 63.34 23.48 44.55 55.09 63.63 121.53
Chattanooga, TN 63.31 29.82 47.52 57.80 60.69 125.92
Tulsa, OK 63.13 27.14 46.16 60.43 62.34 129.31
Salt Lake City, UT 62.93 36.17 50.31 56.04 65.91 149.54
Grand Rapids, MI 62.80 32.26 48.40 56.77 66.61 128.42
Cincinnati, OH 62.78 31.59 48.07 52.84 63.10 133.26
Detroit, MI 62.71 34.93 49.61 56.52 51.56 96.72
Des Moines, IA 62.51 33.92 49.03 57.81 63.23 127.21
Houston, TX 62.49 44.00 53.77 55.53 70.60 151.40
Lubbock, TX 62.13 24.64 44.46 56.21 64.93 134.36
Sioux Falls, SD 61.90 25.32 44.66 61.02 54.11 154.51
Springfield, MO 61.60 18.85 41.45 62.43 62.15 100.71
Louisville, KY 61.14 27.08 45.08 56.09 64.60 122.07
Little Rock, AR 61.03 25.85 44.44 57.63 63.36 144.16
Vancouver, WA 61.00 35.60 49.02 51.56 61.69 153.33
Oklahoma City, OK 60.99 25.86 44.43 59.38 55.58 140.29
Toledo, OH 60.38 21.45 42.03 51.32 55.58 124.55
Knoxville, TN 60.18 28.99 45.48 58.88 59.31 116.78
Reno, NV 59.91 37.72 49.45 52.39 62.05 137.16
Huntsville, AL 59.84 28.81 45.21 58.77 60.08 157.92
Lexington, KY 59.69 24.61 43.15 54.96 59.96 141.43
Boise, ID 59.53 30.94 46.05 51.17 63.66 119.60
San Antonio, TX 57.94 32.31 45.86 55.64 52.28 150.19
El Paso, TX 57.37 22.60 40.98 51.60 59.29 132.74
Mobile, AL 57.09 24.77 41.86 50.16 61.61 128.72
Sheridan, WY 29.71 8.49 19.71 38.84 18.94 289.54
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