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Cost of Living in Philadelphia

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Cost of Living Index (Excl.Rent): 82.81
Rent Index: 51.93
Groceries Index: 82.84
Restaurants Index: 77.86
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index: 67.96
Local Purchasing Power: 119.97
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 14.00 $ 12.00-20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $ 40.00-70.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 $ 6.00-8.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 $ 3.00-5.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 6.00 $ 5.00-7.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.65 $ 2.85-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.81 $ 1.50-2.30
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.58 $ 1.00-2.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.91 $ 3.50-5.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.45 $ 1.89-3.49
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.79 $ 1.00-2.99
Eggs (12) 2.81 $ 1.75-4.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.48 $ 3.69-9.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.41 $ 1.99-6.29
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.60 $ 3.00-8.00
Apples (1 lb) 2.06 $ 1.70-3.00
Banana (1 lb) 0.67 $ 0.49-0.99
Oranges (1 lb) 1.57 $ 0.79-2.50
Tomato (1 lb) 2.21 $ 0.99-3.00
Potato (1 lb) 1.16 $ 0.40-2.49
Onion (1 lb) 0.95 $ 0.50-2.00
Lettuce (1 head) 2.03 $ 1.19-3.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.34 $ 1.49-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 10.99-20.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.39 $ 1.00-3.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.31 $ 1.75-3.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 9.00 $ 7.00-10.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 $ 2.25-2.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 91.00 $ 90.00-99.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $ 2.40-4.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.30 $ 2.00-3.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 22.02 $ 19.80-35.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.44 $ 2.15-2.78
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,000.00 $ 18,000.00-24,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,083.33 $ 18,000.00-27,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 127.04 $ 75.00-200.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $ 0.10-0.12
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 58.76 $ 45.00-85.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 44.24 $ 20.00-100.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 41.80 $ 15.00-60.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $ 10.00-14.00
Childcare [ Edit ] Avg.
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,091.67 $ 522.00-1,833.33
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 19,200.00 $ 18,000.00-60,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 39.27 $ 25.05-55.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.69 $ 25.00-40.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 76.12 $ 60.00-100.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 107.93 $ 70.00-150.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,573.89 $ 1,200.00-2,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 982.26 $ 750.00-1,200.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,920.49 $ 2,098.33-4,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,773.06 $ 1,200.00-2,500.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 294.17 $ 222.28-500.00
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 101.35 $ 51.05-200.00
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,404.64 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.88 3.50-4.50

Prices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

These data are based on 1209 entries in the past 18 months from 189 different contributors.
Last update: March, 2017
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Cost of living in Philadelphia is 17.19% lower than in New York (Info)Our estimator (with default settings) estimate monthly expenses for a single person at 936.68$ and for four person family at 3,412.34$ (without rent).
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3 Comments so far

#Shareef Collins on Mar 14, 2017 :
$125 for gas, eclectric, water. I'll have to ask for a few k from the utilities dept.
#Kas on Nov 28, 2016 :
@Cesar Roncallo, You're pushing it but if you know how to live cheaply, you'll manage. You can find decent shared housing for $650 + utility. In this case, it may be a struggle to find cheaper housing since you generally don't want your rent to cost more than 1/3 of your salary. Everywhere is accessible by public transportation. Or walking/biking. You can find cheap food and drinks at neighborhood bars. If you're looking for cheap/safe young professional neighborhoods (gentrified)I suggest looking in South Philly, Spring Garden or West Philly (below 48th street). Good luck!
#Cesar Roncallo on Oct 24, 2016 :
Hi, I'm doing an internship next December in the city for one year, the salary is $US 1,800. Is that enough for comfortable living?