Cost of living in New York City, United States

Currency:
Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district $16
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $8
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $5.73
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.10
12 eggs, large $4.19
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $4.99
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $10
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.74
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes $1.99
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.71
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $17
2 liters of Coca-Cola $2.18
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.78
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $3,882
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $147
Internet 8MB (1 month) $49
40” flat screen TV $415
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt $133
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $10
Hourly rate for cleaning help $27
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $55
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) $46
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) $100
1 pair of leather business shoes $123
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new $23,487
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.77
Monthly ticket public transport $112
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) $19
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) $8
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $4.42
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $7
4 rolls of toilet paper $4.39
Tube of toothpaste $2.29
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $21
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $50
2 tickets to the movies $28
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $296
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert $115
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $15
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.49
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $7
iPod nano 16GB $148
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.43
1 month of gym membership in business district $79
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $13
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 11,867 prices entered by 1,575 different people.
Latest price update: May 25, 2015.

New York position in our World Ranking

the world
6th
out of 188
n. america
3rd
out of 44
usa
3rd
out of 35

Cheapest and most expensive products in New York compared to other cities:

the world
1st
the world
1st
the world
3rd
n. america
1st
n. america
1st
n. america
1st

Do you live in New York City? We need your help!

What is the price of

Cold medicine (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex ...)

in New York City?

$

International Cost of Living Index

loading...

Recent Prices Added

  • Lunchtime menu in the business district in Mecca costs ﷼ 50 (39 minutes ago)
  • Ipod nano 16gb in Ranchi costs ₨15,000 (about 1 hour ago)
  • Summer dress in a chain store (zara, h&m, ...) in Singapore costs SGD $59 (about 1 hour ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Shanghai costs 元10,000 (about 1 hour ago)
  • 1 kg of apples in Istanbul costs 3.50TL (about 2 hours ago)
  • Summer dress in a chain store (zara, h&m, ...) in Taipei costs 2,140 NT$ (about 2 hours ago)

What do you think about the cost of living in New York?