Cost of living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district $12
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $7
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $5.52
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.00
12 eggs, large $2.32
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $4.41
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $5.37
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.70
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes $5.22
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.51
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $14
2 liters of Coca-Cola $2.02
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.25
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $2,215
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $163
Internet 8MB (1 month) $55
40” flat screen TV $1,003
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt $102
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $14
Hourly rate for cleaning help $23
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $52
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) $37
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) $96
1 pair of leather business shoes $114
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new $22,525
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.85
Monthly ticket public transport $92
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) $16
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) $14
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.03
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $3.62
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.29
Tube of toothpaste $2.63
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $26
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $47
2 tickets to the movies $22
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $281
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert $71
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $10
Capuccino in expat area of the city $3.77
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $4.58
iPod nano 16GB $138
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.54
1 month of gym membership in business district $59
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $7
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Latest price update: March 27, 2015.

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