Cost of living in New York City, United States

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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 $5.83
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.18
12 eggs, large $4.90
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $5.44
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $11
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.97
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes $2.10
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.61
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $18
2 liters of Coca-Cola $2.22
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $3.17
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $4,192
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $179
Internet 8MB (1 month) $54
40” flat screen TV $391
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt $138
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $12
Hourly rate for cleaning help $22
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $54
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) $50
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) $83
1 pair of leather business shoes $130
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 $0.75
Monthly ticket public transport $112
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) $18
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) $8
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $4.29
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $7
4 rolls of toilet paper $4.65
Tube of toothpaste $2.68
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $20
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $49
2 tickets to the movies $28
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $353
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert $108
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $15
Capuccino in expat area of the city $4.66
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $8
iPod nano 16GB $160
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.43
1 month of gym membership in business district $100
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $13
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 11,320 prices entered by 1,477 different people.
Latest price update: March 26, 2015.

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