Cost of living in Albany, New York, United States

Summary of cost of living in Albany, New York

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $4,071
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $2,169
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List of prices in Albany, New York, United States. Current as of May 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $17
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $3.52
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.82
12 eggs, large $2.49
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $5.12
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.92
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.84
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.29
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $12
2 liters of coca-cola $1.67
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.38
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $1,597
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $1,373
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $158
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $1,200
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $930
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $142
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $63
40” flat screen tv $282
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $150
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $10
Hourly rate for cleaning help $22
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $43
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $44
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $83
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $93
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $25,860
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.66
Monthly ticket public transport $59
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $16
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $9
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $17
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $133
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $5.26
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $2.77
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $5.48
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.19
Tube of toothpaste $2.19
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $21
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $44
2 tickets to the movies $24
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $127
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $72
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $11
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.53
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $4.98
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $429
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.20
1 month of gym membership in business district $35
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $12
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 242 prices entered by 13 different people.
Latest price update: May 09, 2021

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