Cost of living in Erie, Pennsylvania, 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) $7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $2.97
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.00
12 eggs, large $2.89
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $4.20
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $2.38
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.69
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $3.18
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $16
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.67
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.75
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $1,062
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $839
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $203
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $734
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $591
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $123
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $37
40” flat screen TV $340
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $150
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $9
Hourly rate for cleaning help $9
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $34
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $35
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $87
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $93
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $18,487
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.66
Monthly ticket public transport $35
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $7
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $53
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $5.25
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $2.21
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $2.88
4 rolls of toilet paper $2.57
Tube of toothpaste $1.55
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $12
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $33
2 tickets to the movies $20
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $41
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $63
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $5.43
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $3.36
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $3.72
iPod nano 16GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district $24
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $7
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 180 prices entered by 17 different people.
Latest price update: April 24, 2017.

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