Cost of living in New York City, United States

Summary of cost of living in New York City

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 2,847,789 Ft ($7,918)
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 1,800,828 Ft ($5,007)
  • New York City is the most expensive city in USA (1 out of 34)
  • New York City is the most expensive city in N. America (1 out of 40)
  • New York City is the 2nd most expensive city in the World (2 out of 192)
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List of prices in New York City
Current as of Mar 2024.

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Food Update prices
USD HUF
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $20 (7,238 Ft)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $12 (4,182 Ft)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $7 (2,403 Ft)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.30 (468 Ft)
12 eggs, large $5.56 (2,001 Ft)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $6 (2,166 Ft)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $8 (2,995 Ft)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.88 (1,394 Ft)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $2.07 (744 Ft)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $3.30 (1,185 Ft)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $20 (7,037 Ft)
2 liters of coca-cola $2.98 (1,072 Ft)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $3.11 (1,119 Ft)
Housing Update prices
USD HUF
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $4,552 (1,637,298 Ft)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $3,129 (1,125,211 Ft)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $185 (66,646 Ft)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $3,963 (1,425,275 Ft)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $2,377 (855,066 Ft)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $108 (38,744 Ft)
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $62 (22,381 Ft)
40” flat screen tv $331 (119,103 Ft)
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $125 (44,859 Ft)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $16 (5,669 Ft)
Hourly rate for cleaning help $26 (9,405 Ft)
Clothes Update prices
USD HUF
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $67 (24,108 Ft)
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $63 (22,535 Ft)
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $117 (42,026 Ft)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $147 (52,854 Ft)
Transportation Update prices
USD HUF
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $27,697 (9,961,575 Ft)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $1.03 (371 Ft)
Monthly ticket public transport $142 (50,961 Ft)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $34 (12,252 Ft)
Personal Care Update prices
USD HUF
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $8 (3,017 Ft)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $21 (7,560 Ft)
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $111 (39,833 Ft)
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $10 (3,650 Ft)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $4.87 (1,752 Ft)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $7 (2,672 Ft)
4 rolls of toilet paper $7 (2,442 Ft)
Tube of toothpaste $2.36 (848 Ft)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $34 (12,237 Ft)
Entertainment Update prices
USD HUF
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $69 (24,917 Ft)
2 tickets to the movies $33 (11,980 Ft)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $318 (114,346 Ft)
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $139 (49,925 Ft)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $20 (7,112 Ft)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $5.42 (1,950 Ft)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $10 (3,530 Ft)
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $632 (227,457 Ft)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.68 (244 Ft)
1 month of gym membership in business district $143 (51,259 Ft)
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $16 (5,869 Ft)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 569 prices entered by 148 different people.
Latest price update: March 05, 2024

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New York position in our World Ranking

the world
2nd
out of 192
n. america
1st
out of 40
usa
1st
out of 34

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