Cost of living in New York City, United States

Summary of cost of living in New York City

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 2,937,172 Ft ($7,766)
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 1,971,295 Ft ($5,212)
  • New York City is the most expensive city in USA (1 out of 44)
  • New York City is the 2nd most expensive city in N. America (2 out of 57)
  • New York City is the 2nd most expensive city in the World (2 out of 269)
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List of prices in New York City
Current as of Jul 2022.

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Food Update prices
USD HUF
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $19 (7,093 Ft)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $11 (4,251 Ft)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $6 (2,440 Ft)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.25 (471 Ft)
12 eggs, large $4.40 (1,666 Ft)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $4.10 (1,550 Ft)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $7 (2,740 Ft)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.19 (1,206 Ft)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.74 (658 Ft)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $4.25 (1,607 Ft)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $22 (8,268 Ft)
2 liters of coca-cola $2.63 (996 Ft)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.96 (1,120 Ft)
Housing Update prices
USD HUF
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $5,243 (1,982,896 Ft)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $3,121 (1,180,303 Ft)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $158 (59,588 Ft)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $3,397 (1,284,750 Ft)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $2,127 (804,348 Ft)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $116 (43,951 Ft)
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $49 (18,521 Ft)
40” flat screen tv $323 (122,214 Ft)
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $190 (71,682 Ft)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $13 (4,858 Ft)
Hourly rate for cleaning help $31 (11,582 Ft)
Clothes Update prices
USD HUF
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $53 (19,992 Ft)
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $42 (15,978 Ft)
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $92 (34,883 Ft)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $123 (46,652 Ft)
Transportation Update prices
USD HUF
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $22,806 (8,624,994 Ft)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $1.12 (425 Ft)
Monthly ticket public transport $128 (48,406 Ft)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $31 (11,677 Ft)
Personal Care Update prices
USD HUF
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $7 (2,674 Ft)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $24 (9,188 Ft)
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $163 (61,644 Ft)
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $8 (3,132 Ft)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $4.22 (1,598 Ft)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $8 (2,872 Ft)
4 rolls of toilet paper $5.23 (1,980 Ft)
Tube of toothpaste $2.11 (796 Ft)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $30 (11,445 Ft)
Entertainment Update prices
USD HUF
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $65 (24,754 Ft)
2 tickets to the movies $33 (12,488 Ft)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $397 (150,241 Ft)
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $100 (37,983 Ft)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $16 (5,992 Ft)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.89 (1,849 Ft)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $8 (3,146 Ft)
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $418 (158,031 Ft)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.51 (193 Ft)
1 month of gym membership in business district $80 (30,250 Ft)
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $14 (5,365 Ft)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 570 prices entered by 146 different people.
Latest price update: July 01, 2022

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New York position in our World Ranking

the world
2nd
out of 269
n. america
2nd
out of 57
usa
1st
out of 44

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