Cost of living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Summary of cost of living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $4,166
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $2,173
  • Cost of living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is more expensive than in 70% of cities in USA (20 out of 64)
  • Cost of living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is more expensive than in 72% of cities in N. America (22 out of 76)
  • Cost of living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is more expensive than in 84% of cities in the World (47 out of 282)

List of prices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $14
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $4.52
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.07
12 eggs, large $2.23
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $4.68
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.09
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.97
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $3.79
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $17
2 liters of coca-cola $2.38
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.06
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $1,755
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $1,173
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $149
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $1,386
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $855
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $113
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $46
40” flat screen tv $287
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $100
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $11
Hourly rate for cleaning help $23
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $45
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $42
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $71
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $90
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $25,365
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.74
Monthly ticket public transport $100
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $15
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $23
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $71
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $4.72
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.97
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.17
Tube of toothpaste $1.53
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $20
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $45
2 tickets to the movies $26
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $239
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $86
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $11
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $5.19
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $6.00
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $389
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.11
1 month of gym membership in business district $44
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $10
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 397 prices entered by 61 different people.
Latest price update: January 28, 2020

Philly position in our World Ranking

the world
47th
out of 282
n. america
22nd
out of 76
usa
20th
out of 64

Cheapest and most expensive products in Philly compared to other cities:

n. america
2nd
n. america
4th
usa
2nd
usa
2nd

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