Cost of living in Rochester, New York, United States

List of prices in Rochester, New York, United States. Current as of Dec 2018.

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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) $8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $2.85
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.67
12 eggs, large $2.05
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $4.00
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $5.33
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.04
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.03
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $1.77
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $10
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.52
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.61
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $1,102
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $1,245
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $155
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $897
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $711
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $76
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $43
40” flat screen TV $325
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $95
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $10
Hourly rate for cleaning help $16
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $37
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $31
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $76
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $85
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $26,864
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.70
Monthly ticket public transport $56
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $18
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $4.54
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $8
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $51
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.58
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.76
4 rolls of toilet paper $4.24
Tube of toothpaste $2.12
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $16
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $31
2 tickets to the movies $20
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $172
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $60
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $3.94
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $4.37
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB $428
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.20
1 month of gym membership in business district $31
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $10
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 152 prices entered by 24 different people.
Latest price update: December 12, 2018.

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