New York City has one of the highest cost of living in the world.
But, when it comes to buying a new computer, the city is going to have to find a way to make it affordable.
That’s the theme of a new study from research firm ComScore, which analyzed the cost of buying the most expensive computers in the country, comparing them to what people would spend on a similar computer for the same price.
The report, released Wednesday, comes amid a wave of recent reports that reveal how much money consumers are spending on consumer electronics, such as laptops and tablets.
In June, ComScore said that consumers spent an average of $8,924 on computer hardware in the United States in 2016, compared to $2,095 in 2015.
The company said that in 2016 alone, the average price for a laptop was $1,731, while the average for a tablet was $2 — a $2 increase.
ComScore’s report found that in some states, the cost for the most common types of computer systems is nearly triple what they are for smartphones and tablets, but the report also found that the price for the cheapest systems is lower than for other types of electronics.
Comscore said that the biggest gap between the cost to buy a typical laptop and the price of the most-expensive systems was in Texas, where the average cost of a laptop is $1.731 versus $2.5.
In North Dakota, the price difference between a typical smartphone and a typical tablet is only $0.07.
The cheapest computer systems that ComScore analyzed are the $1k Dell XPS 13 and the $3,000 Lenovo ThinkPad 13, both of which cost $1 to $1 just to buy.
Compto reported in May that the average $10,000 computer system is sold in the U.S. each year, and the number of PCs sold in a year is around 20,000.
But even if the average consumer buys their own computer, that’s only around 3 percent of all computer systems sold in America, Comscore reported.
That means there are around $10 million worth of computers in circulation, or roughly 5 percent of the world’s total.
This article has been updated to include the price per GB that the computer system would have to cost in the same year.