Cost of living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Summary of cost of living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $4,432
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $2,375
  • Cost of living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is more expensive than in 68% of cities in USA (19 out of 56)
  • Cost of living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is more expensive than in 72% of cities in N. America (20 out of 68)
  • Cost of living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is more expensive than in 84% of cities in the World (40 out of 238)

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

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $15
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $5.48
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.07
12 eggs, large $2.13
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $4.50
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.20
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $2.03
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $4.01
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $15
2 liters of coca-cola $2.31
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.30
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $2,006
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $1,298
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $159
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $1,338
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $825
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 $284
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) $47
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 $95
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 $105
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.) $4.53
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.97
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.26
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 $50
2 tickets to the movies $26
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $298
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.) $5.95
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 264 prices entered by 54 different people.
Latest price update: July 03, 2020

Philly position in our World Ranking

the world
40th
out of 238
n. america
20th
out of 68
usa
19th
out of 56

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

the world
5th
n. america
1st
n. america
4th
n. america
4th
usa
1st
usa
1st

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