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Cost of Living New York | Prices for tourists in Manhattan

New York Cost of Living

The cost of living in New York is not cheap. Prices are high for locals but international visitors buying with sterling or Euro can get some great bargains. New York has the highest taxes, housing costs, energy bills, health premiums and grocery prices in the entire country. New York is now ranked the 8th most expensive city on earth (2010)

Below are a few examples:

One-litre bottle of mineral water: US$2

A 33cl bottle of beer: US$2.50

New York Times Monday through Saturday: US$2.50

New York Times Sunday edition:$5 (well worth it)

City-center subway or bus ticket Metrocard needed This can be purchased in any subway station and can be recharged using your debit or credit card or cash: US$2.25

Adult football ticket: US$50-75

Three-course meal with wine/beer: From US$50

Average Hotel room per night is $238.

Monthly rentals (1-3 months) start around $3000-$4000 for a 30-night stay (1 month stay) in a studio apartment, $4000-$7000 for a one bedroom apartment and two bedrooms $5000 – $7000 +.

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