Cost of Living in Amherst, NY

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Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$2083
$4891
🛋️ Without rent
$773
$2609
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$1310
$2281
🍽️ Food
$583
$1504
🚐 Transport
$59.4
$157
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3533
😀 Quality of life
70
🏙️ Population
130K

The average cost of living in Amherst is $2083, which is in the top 17% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 1610th out of 9294 in our global list, 1430th out of 2202 in the United States, and 90th out of 115 in New York State.

The median after-tax salary is $3533, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.7 months. Ranked 2526th (TOP 27%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 803rd best city to live in the United States, and 41st most liveable city in New York State. With an estimated population of 130K, Amherst is the 230th largest city in the United States.

✈️ Closest airport 7 km Buffalo Niagara International Airport
😷 Air quality Excellent 7.8 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 171 University at Buffalo
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Prices in Amherst

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$17.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$60.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$11.9
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$7.97
 Cappuccino
$3.48
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.98
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1278
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1091
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2532
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1913
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$114
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$177
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$68.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.51%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5307
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4202
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.38
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$71.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.6
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.94
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.33
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$6.77
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.87
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.16
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.81
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.35
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.75
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.37
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.81
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.62
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.11
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.39
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.89
🚬 Cigarette pack
$10.8
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.24
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.94
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.65
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$20
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$93.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$48.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$90.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1092
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$23924

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