Cost of living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Summary of cost of living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $5,357
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $3,073
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.

List of prices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Current as of May 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $20
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $9
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $5.43
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.18
12 eggs, large $3.75
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $4.74
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $4.56
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.78
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $4.00
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $15
2 liters of coca-cola $3.53
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.96
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $2,871
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $1,600
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $190
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $2,022
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $1,405
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $102
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $57
40” flat screen tv $227
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $84
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $12
Hourly rate for cleaning help $27
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $47
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) $99
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $111
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $30,038
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $1.05
Monthly ticket public transport $98
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $23
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $19
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $80
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.19
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $5.52
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.71
Tube of toothpaste $1.94
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $41
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $56
2 tickets to the movies $27
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $231
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $75
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $15
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.78
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $6
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $313
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.18
1 month of gym membership in business district $55
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $13
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 100 prices entered by 23 different people.
Latest price update: May 19, 2024

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