Prices New York City USA

New York City


Overview of USA

Is USA an expensive country to visit? We’ve listed average prices of hotels, food, tours and groceries in New York City to give you an idea of what a daily travel cost might be.

Capital

Washington, D.C.

Currency

US dollar ($, USD US$)

Population

327 million

GDP

$19.4 trillion

GDP PER CAPITA, PPP

$59,792

Language

English

Big Mac Index

5.67 (2020)

Inflation Index

+2.49%


Country Facts

Is USA safe?

Country ranks #128 out of 163 according to Global Peace Index 2019 produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP)

Overall best countries in the world index

#7 in Best Countries Overall 2020; #8 out of 80 in 2019 by USnews&world report

Is tap water in USA safe to drink?

Yes, according to EPA (US Environmental Protection Agency)


New York

Facts New York City USA
Names The City of New York, New York City (NYC), or New York (NY)
Population 8 398 748 (2018)
Time zone UTC-05:00 (EST); Summer (DST) UTC-04:00 (EDT)
Currency US dollar ($, USD US$)
Airports
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (IATA: JFK, ICAO: KJFK, FAA LID: JFK)
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (IATA: EWR, ICAO: KEWR, FAA LID: EWR)
  • LaGuardia Airport (IATA: LGA, ICAO: KLGA, FAA LID: LGA)
Calling code +1 212/917/718/646/347 (area codes)


Hotel prices

Hotels

Hotel Prices in New York City

How much do hotels cost in New York City? You can book a luxury hotel room for US$ 600 per night.

Two-star hotels **

US$116 - 363 | €108 - 339

Three-star hotels ***

US$140 - 479 | €131 - 448

Four-star hotels ****

US$173 - 532 | €162 - 497

Five-star hotels *****

US$225 - 805 | €210 - 752

Luxury Five-star hotels ***** (Plaza, Ritz, etc.)

US$563 - 2058 | €526 - 1923

Hotel prices above are based on average rates for a Standard Room for 2 guests. After collecting the data from the top online travel agencies we have calculated the average cost of the room that varies depending on the season or major local events. Also, the rates may vary significantly depending on how far in advance you book and deals. Rates are often based on location and amenities, so the hotel prices we’ve listed are all well-rated hotels in the popular tourist areas of each city.

New York City Taxes

The hotel tax is 14.75% plus US$3.5 | €3.3 mandatory fee per room per night. Some hotels may charge a resort fee and / or other destination fees, facility fees or amenity fees.

There is no value-added tax (VAT) in New York. State and city own local tax is applied on all purchases. Taxes may be not included in the price tag but will be added at the cash register.

The state general sales tax rate of New York is 4%. New York City is allowed to collect their own rate that can get up to 4.75% in city sales tax, 8.75% in total.

Clothing and footwear sold for less than US$110 | €103 per item or pair are exempt from the New York State 4% sales tax.


Things to do in New York City & Prices

Things to Do

Things To Do in New York City

Is New York City worth visiting? Here is our list of what to see and do in New York City for any budget.

Top of the Rock Observation Deck

Prices:

  • Adult (age 13-61) US$38 | €36
  • Senior (age 62+) US$36 | €34
  • Child (age 6-12) US$32 | €29.9
  • Infant (age 0-5) Free

9/11 Museum

Prices:

  • Every Tuesday from 5:00 PM Free
  • Adult (age 18+) US$26 | €24.3
  • Youth (age 13-17) US$20 | €18.7
  • Child (age 7-12) US$12 | €11.2
  • Infant (age 0-6) Free

American Museum of Natural History

Pay-what-you-wish admission is available only at ticket counters, where the amount you pay is up to you.

Prices:

  • Adult (age 13-59) US$23 | €21.5
  • Senior/Student US$18 | €16.8
  • Child (age 2-12) US$13 | €12.1
  • Infant (age 0-1) Free

Gulliver’s Gate

Prices:

  • Adult (age 13-64) US$36 | €34
  • Senior (age 65+) US$27 | €25.2
  • Child (age 4-12) US$27 | €25.2
  • Infant (age 0-3) Free

Broadway Musicals

Prices:

  • Tickets from US$40 | €37

The New York Pass – 1 day

Prices:

  • Adult (age 13-99) US$134 | €125
  • Child (age 4-12) US$101 | €94

New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

Prices:

  • Adult (age 13-99) US$89 | €83
  • Child (age 3-12) US$79 | €74
  • Infant (age 0-2) Free

New York Helicopter Tour – 15 minutes

Prices:

  • Adult (age 2-99) US$209 | €195

Free Attractions

Here is our list of the best free attractions in New York City.

  • Times Square
  • Central Park
  • Statue of Liberty (by free Staten Island ferry)
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Grand Central Terminal
  • The High Line
  • New York Public Library
  • Chelsea Market
  • The Vessel (booking required)
  • Flatiron Building
Free attractions in New York City

List of free Museums in New York in 2020

  • American Folk Art Museum
  • The Bronx Museum of the Arts
  • The Harbor Defense Museum
  • The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology
  • National Museum of the American Indian
  • The New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
  • New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
  • New York Transit Museum Annex & Store, Grand Central Terminal
  • Queens Botanical Garden (Nov – March)
  • Queens County Farm Museum
Free attractions in New York City

Free for a limited time or Pay-What-You-Want

  • Every Tuesday: 9/11 Memorial & Museum ( from 5 PM); Staten Island Zoo (2-4:45 PM, through Feb. 11, 2020)
  • Every Wednesday: Bronx Zoo, Frick Collection (2-6 PM; pay what you want), New York Aquarium (pay what you want, from 3 PM), Historic Richmond Town (donation), New York Botanical Garden (limited access) , Staten Island Zoo (from 2 PM)
  • Every Thursday: Museum of Arts and Design (6-9 PM; pay what you wish), New Museum (7-9PM; pay what you wish, suggested US$2 | €1.9)
  • Every Friday: Museum of Modern Art MoMA with UNIQLO Free Friday Nights (5:30-9 PM);
  • Frick Collection (First Friday of the month (except September and January), 6-9 PM), New York Hall of Science (2-5 PM)
  • Every Saturday: Guggenheim Museum (5-8 PM, pay what you wish), New York Hall of Science (10-11 AM)

Transportation in New York City

Transportation

New York City Transportation Prices

Here’s how to get around New York City with taxis, buses and subwway and how much it costs.


Taxi

City Taxi
  • Initial charge US$2.50 | €2.3
  • In slow traffic or when the vehicle is stopped per 60 seconds US$0.50 | €0.5
  • MTA State Surcharge for all trips that end in New York City US$0.50 | €0.5
  • Improvement Surcharge US$0.30 | €0.3

Trips between Manhattan and John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) from US$52 | €49

Extra charges:

  • Overnight surcharge 8pm to 6am US$0.50 | €0.5
  • Rush hour surcharge from 4pm to 8pm on weekdays, excluding holidays US$1.00 | €0.9
  • New York State Congestion Surcharge of US$2.50 | €2.3 (Yellow Taxi) or US$2.75 | €2.6 (Green Taxi and FHV) or US$0.75 | €0.7 (any shared ride) for all trips that begin, end or pass through Manhattan south of 96th Street
  • Tips (15-20%) and tolls
Uber
  • JFK Airport – Times Square US$64 - 77 | €60 - 72
  • Newark Liberty Airport – Times Square US$47 - 57 | €44 - 53
  • LaGuardia Airport – Times Square US$54 - 63 | €50 - 59
  • Times Square – 9/11 Memorial US$33 | €31
  • Times Square – Brooklyn US$48 | €45

Bus/Subway/Tram

  • Single Ride ticket (Sold at vending machines only) US$3.00 | €2.8
  • Pay-Per-Ride Card ticket US$2.75 | €2.6
  • 7-Day Unlimited Ride US$33.00 | €31
  • 30-Day Unlimited Ride US$127.00 | €119
  • Express Bus US$6.75 | €6.3
  • Express Bus Plus 7-Day US$62.00 | €58

AirTrain JFK

  • One Way fare US$7.75 | €7.2
  • Children under 5 Free
Bus/Metro/Train in New York City

Flixbus / Megabus / Greyhound

  • FlixBus from US$4.99 | €4.7
  • + FlixBus booking fee US$2.50 | €2.3
  • Megabus from US$1 | €0.9
  • Greyhound (NYC – Washington D.C.) US$8 | €7.5

Car Rental

JFK airport. July 2020. Midsize car.

  • 1 day US$87 - 95 | €81 - 89
  • 1 week US$355 - 593 | €332 - 554

City Bikes

  • One ride up to 30 minutes from US$3 | €2.8
  • 24-Hour pass US$12 | €11.2

Electric Scooters

Manhattan has no e-scooters available for rent.

Lime is currently operating a bike and electric-assist bike pilot program in the Rockaways and Staten Island.

The fee for an electric scooter:

  • fixed activation fee US$1 | €0.9
  • per minute US$0.15 - 0.1 | €0.1 - 0

Restaurants in New York City

Restaurants

New York City restaurant and café prices

Find out how much a meal costs in New York City. Set lunch menu for $9? Or a Michelin-starred restaurant Tasting menu for $255?

Fine Dining

Atera. Michelin-starred restaurant.

Tasting menu: US$285 | €266

Per Se. Michelin-starred restaurant.

Price range: US$25 - 100 | €23.4 - 93

Chef’s Tasting Menu or Tasting of Vegetables Menu: US$355 | €332

Salon Tasting Menu: US$255 | €238

The Modern

Price range: US$100 - 220 | €93 - 206

Lunch: US$138 - 178 | €129 - 166

Dinner: US$188 | €176


Mid-range Restaurant and Café Prices

Plain Bagel US$1.5 | €1.4
Cream cheese Bagel US$3.5 | €3.3
Breakfast US$3 - 8 | €2.8 - 7.5
Set lunch menu US$9 | €8.4
Lunch US$15 - 30 | €14 - 28
2-course dinner US$45 - 60 | €42 - 56
Pizza US$10 - 18 | €9.3 - 16.8
Salads from US$10 | €9.3
Daiquiri US$8 - 16 | €7.5 - 15
Beer 10oz (30cl) US$5.50 | €5.1
Beer 20oz (60cl) US$7.50 | €7
Beer Pitcher (189.2cl) US$18.99 | €17.7
Glass of wine US$6 - 11 | €5.6 - 10.3
Coffee: Espresso US$2.2 | €2.1
Coffee: Cappuccino US$3.5 | €3.3
Starbucks: Freshly Brewed Coffee US$1.85 - 2.5 | €1.7 - 2.3
Starbucks: Latte US$2.95 - 4.2 | €2.8 - 3.9
Starbucks: Flat White US$3.75 | €3.5

Please note that legal age for purchase and consumption of alcoholic beverages in New York is 21 years old.


Fast Food Prices

New York City McDonald’s Prices

  • Roast coffee (medium) US$1.29 | €1.2
  • French fries (medium) US$1.69 | €1.6
  • Coca Cola (medium) US$1.29 | €1.2
  • McFlurry US$2.39 | €2.2
  • Egg McMuffin US$2.79 | €2.6
  • Hamburger US$1 | €0.9
  • Cheeseburger US$1 | €0.9
  • Big Mac US$3.99 | €3.7
  • Breakfast US$3.69 | €3.4

Shake Shack Burgers Prices

  • ShackBurger US$5.19 | €4.9
  • Vegetarian Shroom Burger US$6.99 | €6.5
  • Beer 16 oz 470ml US$5.50 | €5.1

Street food

  • Hot dog US$1 | €0.9
  • Bagel US$1.5 - 6.5 | €1.4 - 6.1
  • Slice of pizza US$0.99 | €0.9
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Food and Drinks in New York City

Food & Drinks

Food & Drink Prices

Wondering how much groceries cost in USA? We have collected prices directly from the main New York City supermarkets.

Local foods: What to try & Prices

Local food in New York City
  • Bagels
  • Pastrami sandwiches
  • New York style pizza
  • New York cheesecake
  • Manhattan clam chowder
  • Hot dogs
  • Manhattan cocktail

Supermarket & grocery store prices

Bakery
Fresh baked bread 12ozUS$3.69 | €3.4
Plain Bagel pieceUS$0.75 | €0.7
Meat
Veal Loin Chop lbUS$14.99 | €14
USA Ground Veal lbUS$6.39 | €6
Rib Eye Steak Bone In lbUS$18.99 | €17.7
Lamb rack lbUS$22.99 | €21.5
Boneless Center Cut Pork Chops lbUS$5.99 | €5.6
Pork cutlet lbUS$5.99 | €5.6
Chicken breast lbUS$8.99 | €8.4
Fish
Red Snapper Fillet lbUS$13.99 | €13.1
Norway Salmon Steak lbUS$11.99 | €11.2
Red Salmon Caviar 2ozUS$20.39 | €19.1
Smoked salmon 4ozUS$9.99 | €9.3
Smoked Herring Fillet lbUS$5.99 | €5.6
Pasta & Rice
Barilla Spaghetti 16ozUS$2.29 | €2.1
Basmati Rice 32ozUS$6.49 | €6.1
Fruits
Pineapple lbUS$4.99 | €4.7
Mango pieceUS$1.99 | €1.9
Apples lbUS$2.99 | €2.8
Strawberries 16ozUS$5.99 | €5.6
Bananas lbUS$0.89 | €0.8
Vegetables
Zucchini lbUS$2.99 | €2.8
Tomatoes lbUS$3.99 | €3.7
Carrots lbUS$1.99 | €1.9
Cucumber pieceUS$0.99 | €0.9
Chopped salad mix 12ozUS$3.99 | €3.7
Potatoes lbUS$1.99 | €1.9
Broccoli lbUS$1.99 | €1.9
Iceberg Lettuce pieceUS$3.99 | €3.7
Eggs
Free-range eggs 12 boxUS$5.99 | €5.6
Dairy
Milk 32 fl ozUS$3.99 | €3.7
Butter 7ozUS$5.19 | €4.9
ACTIVIA Yogurt 4x4oz 16ozUS$3.99 | €3.7
Cheese
Brie Cheese 13.2ozUS$12.99 | €12.1
Roquefort Blue Cheese lbUS$20.99 | €19.6
Aged 12 Months Manchego Cheese lbUS$19.99 | €18.7
Mozzarella lbUS$6.99 | €6.5
Goat Gauda Cheese lbUS$17.99 | €16.8
Plain Cream Cheese lbUS$9.99 | €9.3
Sweets
Oreo Cookies 10ozUS$5.79 | €5.4
Bonne Maman Raspberry Preserve 13ozUS$3.99 | €3.7
Peanut Butter 15ozUS$4.99 | €4.7
Honey 12ozUS$4.39 | €4.1
Nutella 13ozUS$3.99 | €3.7
Lindt Dark Chocolate, Roasted Hazelnut 3.5ozUS$3.79 | €3.5
Cadbury Dairy Milk Milk Chocolate Candy Bar 3.5ozUS$2.69 | €2.5
Cereals
Cheerios 10.8ozUS$5.79 | €5.4
Kellogg’s Crispix Breakfast Cereal Original 12ozUS$5.99 | €5.6
Chips
Pringles Potato Crisps Chips Original 5.26ozUS$2.49 | €2.3
Pizza
DiGiorno Small Pepperoni Traditional Crust Frozen Pizza 9.3ozUS$4.79 | €4.5
Ice Cream
HÄAGEN-DAZS Vanilla 14 fl ozUS$5.99 | €5.6
Magnum Ice Cream Bars Dark 9.12 fl ozUS$6.49 | €6.1
Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream New York Super Fudge Chunk 1pint 1ptUS$5.49 | €5.1
Other
Almonds 6ozUS$4.99 | €4.7
Olive oil 32ozUS$14.99 | €14
Sugar 2lbUS$3.49 | €3.3
Drinks
Bottled water 32ozUS$1.5 | €1.4
Mineral water 32ozUS$1.49 | €1.4
EVIAN Natural mineral water 1lUS$1.5 | €1.4
PERRIER Sparkling water 25.3ozUS$2.49 | €2.3
SAN PELLEGRINO Natural sparkling mineral water 1lUS$2.59 | €2.4
DR PEPPER 2l 2lUS$2.49 | €2.3
COCA COLA 2l 2lUS$2.49 | €2.3
Coca Cola Zero 2l 2lUS$2.49 | €2.3
Fanta 2l 2lUS$2.49 | €2.3
Tropicana Orange Original No Pulp Juice 52 fl ozUS$4.79 | €4.5
Tropicana orange juice with pulp 52 fl ozUS$4.79 | €4.5
Nescafe Clasico Instant coffee 200g 7ozUS$9.79 | €9.1
Twinings Darjeeling 20 tea bagsUS$3.49 | €3.3

Baby
Earth’s Best Organic Wholesome Breakfast Blueberry Banana Quinoa, Barley & Oat 4ozUS$2.49 | €2.3
Cat food
Purina Fancy Feast dry cat food 3lbUS$10.99 | €10.3
Fancy Feast Grain Free Pate Wet Cat Food, Classic Pate Chopped Grill Feast 3ozUS$1.19 | €1.1
Dog food
Purina Beneful Dry Dog Food 3lbUS$8.99 | €8.4
Cesar Grilled Chicken Flavor Classic Loaf in Sauce Canine Cuisine 3.5ozUS$1.39 | €1.3
Household
Arm & Hammer Laundry Detergent Liquid Clean Burst – 32 Loads 50 fl ozUS$8.49 | €7.9
Cottonelle Toilet Paper 12 RollsUS$14.49 | €13.5

Alcohol
Absolut Vodka 40% 1lUS$25.99 | €24.3
APÉROL 1lUS$33.99 | €32
BALLANTINE’S Blended Scotch Whisky 75clUS$20.69 | €19.3
CHIVAS REGAL Blended Scotch Whisky 12 y 70clUS$44.99 | €42
BAILEY’S The Original 1lUS$32.99 | €31
Ricard Pastis De Marseille 75clUS$35.0 | €33
JOHNNIE WALKER Red Label Whiskey 1lUS$45.99 | €43
Jack Daniels Tennessee Blended Whisky 1lUS$40.95 | €38
BOMBAY SAPPHIRE London Dry gin 1lUS$39.0 | €36
Bacardi Carta Blanca rum 1lUS$23.0 | €21.5
Martini Vermouth Bianco 1lUS$12.99 | €12.1
Jagermeister 1lUS$27.99 | €26.2
Cointreau 1lUS$47.99 | €45
Olmeca Altos Tequila Plata 75clUS$30.0 | €28
Courvoisier VSOP Cognac 75clUS$49.0 | €46
Hennessy X.O Cognac 75clUS$219.0 | €205
Remy Martin V.S.O.P. Cognac 1lUS$75.0 | €70
Hennessy V.S Cognac 1lUS$64.0 | €60
Red wine
Yellow Tail Shiraz 75clUS$9.95 | €9.3
De Loach Pinot Noir 75clUS$7.99 | €7.5
Zaccagnini Montepulciano 75clUS$19.0 | €17.8
Campo Viejo Rioja 75clUS$12.0 | €11.2
Smith & Hook Cabernet Sauvignon Central Coast 75clUS$26.0 | €24.3
Masi Contasera Amarone 75clUS$89.99 | €84
White wine
Barefoot Chardonnay 75clUS$6.89 | €6.4
Ruffino Lumina Pinot Grigio 75clUS$13.0 | €12.1
Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 75clUS$34.0 | €32
Hugel Gewurztraminer 75clUS$26.99 | €25.2
Rose wine
Josh Cellars Rosé 75clUS$15.95 | €14.9
La Vieille Ferme Rosé 75clUS$11.0 | €10.3
Mateus Rose 75clUS$6.99 | €6.5
Champagne
Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial Non Vintage Champagne 75clUS$49.99 | €47
VEUVE CLICQUOT Champagne brut 75 clUS$59.99 | €56
Sparkling wine
FREIXENET Espagne – cava, brut 75clUS$13.99 | €13.1
Mionetto Prosecco Brut 75clUS$17.0 | €15.9
Martini Asti Sparkling Wine 75clUS$19.99 | €18.7
Beer
GUINNESS 4.2% Draught 14.09ozx4US$11.99 | €11.2
HEINEKEN Lager 5% 6 cans x 12ozUS$13.99 | €13.1
Carlsberg 11.2oz x6US$13.99 | €13.1
Cider
Magners Original Irish Cider 12ozx6US$14.39 | €13.4

Shopping in New York City

Shopping

Shopping & Services in New York City

What should you buy in USA? How much is ‘I Love NYC’ t-shirt? What is the average price of a woman’s haircut? Browse through our galleries to find out.


Souvenir prices

Souvenirs in New York City
  • Fridge magnet US$4.99 | €4.7
  • NYC Mug from US$12.99 | €12.1
  • I love New York T-shirt from US$15 | €14

How much does it cost to send a postcard from New York abroad?

First-Class Mail International Postcard US$1.15 | €1.1


How much is iPhone in New York City, USA?

iPhone X prices in New York City
  • iPhone 11 from US$699 | €653
  • iPhone 11 Pro from US$999 | €934
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max from US$1099 | €1027
  • iPhone 8 US$499 | €466
  • iPhone XR US$599 | €560

Vitamin & Supplement Prices in NYC

  • Centrum Men Multivitamins 120 tablets US$13.99 | €13.1
  • Centrum Women 50+ 65 tablets US$11.99 | €11.2
  • Beano enzymes 100 tablets US$17.99 | €16.8
  • Melatonin 5mg 90 tablets US$13.79 | €12.9
  • Badger Balm Chest Rub US$9.99 | €9.3
Pharmacy in New York City

Pharmacy prices in New York City

  • Advil (Ibuprofen) 200mg 100 tabletes – pain US$10.49 | €9.8
  • Tylenol (Acetaminophen) 500mg 24 caplets – pain US$6.79 | €6.3
  • Alvedon (Paracetamol) 500mg, 15 tabletes – pain US$49.50 | €46
  • Afrin Severe Congestion Nasal Spray US$9.99 | €9.3
  • Cepacol Sore Throat Pain Relief 16 Lozenges US$5.99 | €5.6
  • Pepsid 10mg 30 tabl – heartburn US$13.99 | €13.1
  • Zantac 75 30 tablets – heartburn US$11.99 | €11.2
  • Gaviscon 100 tablets – acid reflux US$13.99 | €13.1
  • Immodium 24 softgels – diarrhea US$15.99 | €14.9
  • Clarityn (loratadin) 30 tabl – allergy US$26.79 | €25
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Hair & Beauty Service Prices in New York City

  • Women haircut (haircut, blow-dry) US$50 - 150 | €47 - 140
  • Men haircut US$35 - 110 | €33 - 103
  • 60-minute massage US$60 - 110 | €56 - 103

Sales in New York City

Winter and summer sales in New York City, USA in 2020

Winter sales 2020: December 26, 2019 till late January – early February 2020

Summer sales 2020: June 29 till mid July




Coronavirus and Travel

Should I book a summer vacation to New York, USA in 2020?

We do not recommend that you book flights even if plane ticket prices are down right now.

However, you can get a great deal on hotels for late summer and Christmas, since the hotels are offering full refunds without penalties, so you can always cancel and change your travel plans last minute.

We would suggest that you book through the main booking engines such as Booking.com or Hotels.com and choose from the major hotel chains such as Hilton, Best Western, Accor, etc.

Make sure you reserve a hotel room without paying for it upfront and your credit card will not be charged.




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