Cost of living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Summary of cost of living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $4,348
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $2,393
  • Cost of living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is more expensive than in 69% of cities in USA (14 out of 42)
  • Cost of living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is more expensive than in 70% of cities in N. America (17 out of 54)
  • Cost of living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is more expensive than in 74% of cities in the World (53 out of 198)

List of prices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Current as of Mar 2021.

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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) $9
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $5.57
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.90
12 eggs, large $3.63
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $3.91
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $4.79
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.04
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.74
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $6
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $16
2 liters of coca-cola $2.65
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.77
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $1,954
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $1,434
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $151
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $1,501
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $807
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $105
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $34
40” flat screen tv $190
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $93
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $11
Hourly rate for cleaning help $21
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $34
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $44
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $75
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $97
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $22,429
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.67
Monthly ticket public transport $90
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $16
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $9
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $19
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $65
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.01
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $5.91
4 rolls of toilet paper $4.27
Tube of toothpaste $1.96
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $24
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $49
2 tickets to the movies $27
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $183
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $83
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $13
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $5.44
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $6
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $310
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.11
1 month of gym membership in business district $37
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $10
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,421 prices entered by 120 different people.
Latest price update: March 05, 2021

Philly position in our World Ranking

the world
53rd
out of 198
n. america
17th
out of 54
usa
14th
out of 42

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