Cost of Living Comparison

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COMPARED TO
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New York is 7.9% more expensive than Virginia.

If you lived in New York instead of Virginia, you would:
local_dining

pay 9.6% more for restaurants

  Virginia help_outline New York help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $14.79 $16.88 +14.2%
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$7.46 $8.61 +15.4%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $1.97 $2.05 +4.2%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $1.63 $1.70 +4.7%
Average +9.6%

Virginia vs. New York - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay 2.8% more for groceries

  Virginia help_outline New York help_outline  
Bread
1 loaf
$2.91 $3.02 +3.9%
Local cheese (8 oz) $5.88 $5.55 -5.6%
Milk (1 gallon) $3.25 $3.62 +11.5%
Eggs
1 dozen
$2.12 $2.59 +21.9%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $4.40 $4.21 -4.3%
Apples (1 lb) $2.22 $2.08 -6.5%
Bananas (1 lb) $0.69 $0.76 +10.5%
Oranges (1 lb) $1.99 $1.95 -1.6%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $2.27 $2.30 +1.3%
Potatoes (1 lb) $1.32 $1.37 +3.9%
Onions (1 lb) $1.41 $1.36 -3.8%
Average +2.8%

Virginia vs. New York - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay 14.9% more for transportation

  Virginia help_outline New York help_outline  
Gasoline (1 gallon) $2.34 $2.61 +11.6%
Monthly public transit pass $98.84 $113.57 +14.9%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $22,780.20 $24,635.32 +8.1%
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $14.56 $18.17 +24.8%
Average +14.9%

Virginia vs. New York - Cost of transportation
home

pay 11.7% more for housing

  Virginia help_outline New York help_outline  
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$72.65 $68.42 -5.8%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $1,314.50 $1,581.62 +20.3%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $1,100.97 $1,325.41 +20.4%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$116.37 $130.38 +12.0%
Average +11.7%

Virginia vs. New York - Cost of housing
child_care

pay 7.3% less for childcare

  Virginia help_outline New York help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $1,073.96 $1,060.80 -1.2%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $18,077.65 $15,637.30 -13.5%
Average -7.3%

Virginia vs. New York - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay 15.8% more for entertainment and sports

  Virginia help_outline New York help_outline  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $5.08 $5.16 +1.6%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $4.30 $4.07 -5.4%
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$6.61 $11.93 +80.5%
Monthly membership at local gym $45.82 $43.35 -5.4%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $12.60 $13.57 +7.7%
Average +15.8%

Virginia vs. New York - Cost of entertainment and sports
store

pay (unknown) more for clothing

  Virginia help_outline New York help_outline  
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$42.76 $44.77 +4.7%
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$35.80 $36.65 +2.4%
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$77.25 $74.52 -3.5%
Men's business shoes (leather) $95.57 $92.01 -3.7%

Virginia vs. New York - Cost of clothing
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