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Food Prices in New York, NY, United States

Recommended Minimum Amount of Money for food (2400 calories, Western food types)

Milk (regular), (0.25 liter) 0.26 $
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (125.00 g) 0.80 $
Rice (white), (0.10 kg) 0.72 $
Eggs (regular) (2.40) 0.61 $
Local Cheese (0.10 kg) 1.26 $
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (0.15 kg) 1.62 $
Beef Round (0.15 kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2.25 $
Apples (0.30 kg) 1.73 $
Banana (0.25 kg) 0.62 $
Oranges (0.30 kg) 1.40 $
Tomato (0.20 kg) 1.01 $
Potato (0.20 kg) 0.58 $
Onion (0.10 kg) 0.30 $
Lettuce (0.20 head) 0.44 $
Daily recommended minimum amount of money for food per person13.59 $
Monthly recommended minimum amount of money for food per person
(assuming 31 days per month)
421.41 $

Recommended Minimum Amount of Money for food (2400 calories, Asian food types)

Loaf of Fresh White Bread (50.00 g) 0.32 $
Rice (white), (0.25 kg) 1.80 $
Eggs (regular) (2.40) 0.61 $
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (0.20 kg) 2.16 $
Beef Round (0.10 kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1.50 $
Apples (0.25 kg) 1.45 $
Banana (0.25 kg) 0.62 $
Oranges (0.15 kg) 0.70 $
Tomato (0.20 kg) 1.01 $
Potato (0.20 kg) 0.58 $
Onion (0.10 kg) 0.30 $
Lettuce (0.10 head) 0.22 $
Daily recommended minimum amount of money for food per person11.26 $
Monthly recommended minimum amount of money for food per person
(assuming 31 days per month)
348.98 $

Food prices from our Cost of Living Section

[ Edit ] Range
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.00 $ 3.00-5.50
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.90 $ 2.00-4.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.26 $ 2.00-5.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.06 $ 2.00-4.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.70 $ 3.50-8.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.90 $ 2.99-8.00
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.80 $ 3.99-10.00
Apples (1 lb) 2.62 $ 1.49-4.00
Banana (1 lb) 1.12 $ 0.49-2.00
Oranges (1 lb) 2.12 $ 1.00-3.50
Tomato (1 lb) 2.28 $ 1.29-3.00
Potato (1 lb) 1.32 $ 0.99-2.99
Onion (1 lb) 1.34 $ 0.80-2.00
Lettuce (1 head) 2.18 $ 1.50-3.00

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5 Comments so far

#Anonymous on Aug 10, 2015 :
Your Aug 2015 "Data Used For This Analysis" prices are misleadingly high, even at the bottom of the ranges you quote; real [careful] shoppers in my northern Washington Heights neighborhood's 4+ Markets pay about the following:
MILK: $3.20/gal [for Dry Powder in 20qt size]
BREAD: $2.00/lb [your 'Range' low = our 'Sale' price]
RICE: $0.40/lb [$20lb/$8 "Sale" - it stores forever]
EGGS: $2.25/MedDoz [equivalent available almost every other week]
CHEESE: $2.00/8xBlock [your 'Range' Low = our 'Sale' price]
CUTLET: $2.00/lb [it's a rare week we're not offered this price]
. . . . . . . . .
My 'best price' for the last of your 5 is about 1/2 your 'Low Range'
though this requires 1 or 2 weekly 1.5+ mile walking/shopping circuits.
As to your "Avg", only young 1st-Timers just learning the ropes and the top
10% pay through the nose like this, even here in Manhattan.

And, for those needing a car, stores like Aldi & Costco offer even greater savings.
[Jarlsberg $5.75, Yogurt $2/qt, FrzMeatBalls 6lb@$18, PotatoSalad 2lb@$2.59].

As a practical matter, I'd "get by" on $250/mo though $300 is probably more realistic.
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#la on Oct 28, 2014 :
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#hi. on Apr 08, 2014 :
im doing this math project and i need how much money it costs to pay food for 4 people for a year in NY. any help would be SO appreciated. thx:)