Cost of living in Rochester, New York, United States

Summary of cost of living in Rochester, New York

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $3,807
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $1,945
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in Rochester, New York
Current as of Jan 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $18
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $9
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $3.51
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.80
12 eggs, large $2.86
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $4.46
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $6
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.07
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.44
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.27
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $19
2 liters of coca-cola $1.79
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.17
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $1,481
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $1,125
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $138
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $1,174
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $731
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $72
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $60
40” flat screen tv $296
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $169
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $9
Hourly rate for cleaning help $20
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $45
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) $102
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $87
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $25,724
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.84
Monthly ticket public transport $51
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $19
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $4.90
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $8
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $77
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.07
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.98
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.00
Tube of toothpaste $1.78
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $20
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $49
2 tickets to the movies $24
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $186
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $70
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $11
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $3.95
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $5.58
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $431
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.15
1 month of gym membership in business district $55
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $11
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 51 prices entered by 10 different people.
Latest price update: January 26, 2023

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