Cost of living in Buffalo, New York, United States

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $12
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $3.50
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.60
12 eggs, large $2.51
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $4.76
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $4.93
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $2.69
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.29
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.36
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $14
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.86
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.03
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $1,112
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $878
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $193
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $905
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $648
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $129
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $49
40” flat screen TV $296
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $102
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $8
Hourly rate for cleaning help $13
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $38
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $41
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $72
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $97
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $25,046
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.64
Monthly ticket public transport $66
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $20
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $7
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $13
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $79
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $2.94
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.35
4 rolls of toilet paper $2.60
Tube of toothpaste $1.36
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $14
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $41
2 tickets to the movies $23
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $163
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $74
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $3.88
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $4.09
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB $432
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.17
1 month of gym membership in business district $24
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $10
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 289 prices entered by 36 different people.
Latest price update: February 20, 2018.

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