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Cost of Living Comparison Between Atlanta, GA and Houston, TX Reverse

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You would need around 4,802.91$ in Houston, TX to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 3,800.00$ in Atlanta, GA (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

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Consumer Prices in Houston, TX are 16.87% higher than in Atlanta, GA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Houston, TX are 26.39% higher than in Atlanta, GA
Rent Prices in Houston, TX are 48.53% higher than in Atlanta, GA
Restaurant Prices in Houston, TX are 11.27% higher than in Atlanta, GA
Groceries Prices in Houston, TX are 12.90% higher than in Atlanta, GA
Local Purchasing Power in Houston, TX is 21.74% lower than in Atlanta, GA

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Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $     12.49 $      +24.90 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 $     52.00 $      +4.00 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.00 $     6.94 $      +15.67 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.00 $     3.50 $      +16.67 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $     4.62 $      -7.50 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.86 $     3.84 $      -0.43 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.55 $     1.78 $      +15.12 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.36 $     1.45 $      +6.72 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.92 $     1.08 $      +16.48 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 1.99 $     2.61 $      +31.62 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.03 $     2.88 $      +41.82 %
Eggs (12) 2.02 $     2.42 $      +19.46 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 6.35 $     11.79 $      +85.79 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 6.94 $     7.80 $      +12.39 %
Apples (1kg) 4.23 $     4.11 $      -2.85 %
Oranges (1kg) 4.27 $     3.78 $      -11.40 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.14 $     4.30 $      +3.86 %
Potato (1kg) 2.72 $     2.48 $      -8.91 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.59 $     1.55 $      -2.19 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.82 $     1.73 $      -5.25 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.00 $     14.00 $      +40.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.38 $     2.25 $      -5.17 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.35 $     2.95 $      -32.30 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 5.00 $     7.05 $      +41.00 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $     1.50 $      -40.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 87.00 $     60.00 $      -31.03 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $     4.00 $      +60.00 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.24 $     2.80 $      +125.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 18.00 $     27.00 $      +50.00 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.92 $     0.89 $      -3.18 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,500.00 $     24,800.00 $      +27.18 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 188.02 $     239.91 $      +27.60 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.18 $     0.44 $      +153.71 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 47.50 $     54.39 $      +14.51 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.25 $     51.89 $      +39.32 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.98 $     21.56 $      +43.85 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 $     12.00 $      +9.09 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 40.50 $     47.90 $      +18.29 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 26.25 $     51.54 $      +96.34 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 77.27 $     86.33 $      +11.73 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 75.50 $     96.62 $      +27.98 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,068.47 $     1,557.84 $      +45.80 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 720.00 $     886.62 $      +23.14 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,700.00 $     2,715.22 $      +59.72 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,054.17 $     1,587.50 $      +50.59 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,152.78 $     2,529.52 $      +17.50 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,722.23 $     1,407.38 $      -18.28 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,635.83 $     3,596.17 $      -1.09 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.08     4.40      +7.85 %
 
Last updateOctober, 2014October, 2014
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