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

You would need around 4,664.77$ in Houston, TX to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 3,700.00$ in Atlanta, GA (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Houston, TX are 18.25% higher than in Atlanta, GA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Houston, TX are 26.07% higher than in Atlanta, GA
Rent Prices in Houston, TX are 43.46% higher than in Atlanta, GA
Restaurant Prices in Houston, TX are 13.42% higher than in Atlanta, GA
Groceries Prices in Houston, TX are 17.24% higher than in Atlanta, GA
Local Purchasing Power in Houston, TX is 28.75% lower than in Atlanta, GA

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  Atlanta, GA  Houston, TX      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $     12.50 $      +25.00 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 $     50.00 $      +11.11 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.00 $     6.75 $      +12.50 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.00 $     3.00 $      0.00 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $     4.50 $      -10.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.80 $     3.72 $      -1.99 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.36 $     1.78 $      +31.38 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.21 $     1.48 $      +22.33 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.90 $     1.04 $      +15.20 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 1.98 $     2.53 $      +27.55 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 1.85 $     2.88 $      +55.91 %
Eggs (12) 2.03 $     2.34 $      +15.52 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 5.79 $     11.64 $      +100.81 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 6.87 $     7.77 $      +13.18 %
Apples (1kg) 3.68 $     4.02 $      +9.23 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.48 $     3.62 $      +3.98 %
Tomato (1kg) 3.36 $     4.20 $      +24.91 %
Potato (1kg) 2.96 $     2.42 $      -18.18 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.59 $     1.48 $      -7.16 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.85 $     1.75 $      -5.18 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.00 $     13.00 $      +30.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.05 $     2.02 $      -1.22 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.35 $     2.58 $      -40.77 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 5.25 $     7.00 $      +33.33 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $     1.50 $      -40.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 92.50 $     60.00 $      -35.14 %
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) 21.00 $     27.50 $      +30.95 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.93 $     0.90 $      -2.88 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,000.00 $     24,000.00 $      +20.00 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 184.70 $     240.21 $      +30.06 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.18 $     0.41 $      +135.71 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 47.90 $     55.48 $      +15.82 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 35.12 $     49.78 $      +41.72 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.98 $     20.86 $      +39.19 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 $     12.00 $      +9.09 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 40.94 $     47.65 $      +16.40 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 31.24 $     52.36 $      +67.60 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 79.75 $     86.00 $      +7.84 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 70.71 $     94.00 $      +32.93 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,069.42 $     1,510.27 $      +41.22 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 705.00 $     873.85 $      +23.95 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,725.00 $     2,652.17 $      +53.75 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,100.00 $     1,562.00 $      +42.00 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 163.00 $     2,402.05 $      +1,373.65 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 160.00 $     1,358.79 $      +749.24 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,977.52 $     3,572.78 $      -10.18 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.79     4.36      +14.90 %
 
Last updateApril, 2014April, 2014
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