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New York vs London
Nyc vs Lon

Average net salary (After tax)

London
New York

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Lon
Nyc
Outside city centre
Lon
Nyc

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Lon
Nyc
Outside city centre
Lon
Nyc

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Lon
Nyc
Outside city centre
Lon
Nyc

Mortgage rates

London
4.5%
New York
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

Electricity, heating, water, Garbage for a 85m2 Apartment

London
New York

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Lon
Nyc

Mobile phone data

One-minute local prepaid call (no plan or discount)

Lon
Nyc

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Lon
Nyc

Monthly pass

Regular price

Lon
Nyc

Fuel prices

Per Litre

London
New York

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Lon
Nyc
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

Milk 1L
Lon
Nyc
White bread 500g
Lon
Nyc
Eggs 12
Lon
Nyc
White rice 1kg
Lon
Nyc

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

London
New York

Meat & cheese

Chicken breasts 1kg
Lon
Nyc
Beef round 1kg
Lon
Nyc
Local cheese 1kg
Lon
Nyc

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Lon
Nyc
Lettuce 1 head
Lon
Nyc
Tomatoes 1kg
Lon
Nyc

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Lon
Nyc
Oranges 1 head
Lon
Nyc
Bananas 1kg
Lon
Nyc

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

Inexpensive restaurant 2 meals
Lon $4,070.74/mth
Nyc $4,070.74/mth
Mid-range restaurant Three-course meal for two people
Lon $4,070.74/mth
Nyc $4,070.74/mth

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

London
4.5%
New York
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in London are 17.14% higher than in New York

Drinks

Coke/Pepsi 0.33L
bottle
Lon $4,070.74/mth
Nyc $4,070.74/mth
Water 0.33L
bottle
Lon $4,070.74/mth
Nyc $4,070.74/mth
Cappuccino regular
Lon $4,070.74/mth
Nyc $4,070.74/mth

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Lon
Nyc
Market 0.5L bottle
Lon
Nyc

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Lon
Nyc
Market 0.33L bottle
Lon
Nyc

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

London
5
New York

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Lon
Nyc

Summer dress

From a chain store (e.g. Zara, H&M)

Lon
Nyc

Shoes

1 pair Nike shoes
Lon
Nyc
1 pair men's leather shoes
Lon
Nyc

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

London
$15.33
New York
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Lon $4,070.74/mth
Nyc $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Lon $4,070.74/mth
Nyc $4,070.74/mth