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Cost of Living Comparison Between Dallas, TX and Austin, TX Reverse

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You would need around 4,278.65$ in Austin, TX to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 3,900.00$ in Dallas, TX (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

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Consumer Prices in Austin, TX are 1.65% higher than in Dallas, TX
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Austin, TX are 9.71% higher than in Dallas, TX
Rent Prices in Austin, TX are 26.38% higher than in Dallas, TX
Restaurant Prices in Austin, TX are 5.36% higher than in Dallas, TX
Groceries Prices in Austin, TX are 10.40% higher than in Dallas, TX
Local Purchasing Power in Austin, TX is 12.20% lower than in Dallas, TX

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  Dallas, TX  Austin, TX      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $     12.00 $      +20.00 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 $     50.00 $      +11.11 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.75 $     6.02 $      -10.81 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 4.50 $     3.00 $      -33.33 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.00 $     4.50 $      -25.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.97 $     3.65 $      -8.10 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.68 $     1.79 $      +5.99 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.37 $     1.42 $      +3.73 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.97 $     1.14 $      +16.64 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.42 $     2.52 $      +4.22 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.40 $     2.79 $      +16.51 %
Eggs (12) 2.49 $     2.29 $      -7.94 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 7.22 $     11.49 $      +59.23 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 8.45 $     9.18 $      +8.63 %
Apples (1kg) 3.29 $     3.90 $      +18.70 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.22 $     2.90 $      -10.05 %
Tomato (1kg) 2.33 $     3.62 $      +55.43 %
Potato (1kg) 2.43 $     2.67 $      +9.61 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.42 $     1.96 $      +37.29 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.62 $     1.81 $      +11.71 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $     13.50 $      +12.50 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.38 $     1.42 $      -57.83 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.25 $     2.40 $      -54.29 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.25 $     6.25 $      0.00 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $     1.00 $      -60.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 $     35.00 $      -56.25 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.25 $     3.38 $      +50.00 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 3.05 $     1.24 $      -59.30 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 $     31.00 $      -38.00 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.90 $     0.89 $      -1.92 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 $     20,000.00 $      -20.00 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 168.07 $     171.43 $      +2.00 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.18 $     0.37 $      +98.20 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 51.00 $     44.00 $      -13.73 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.67 $     38.22 $      -3.64 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16.00 $     20.00 $      +25.00 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 $     10.00 $      -9.09 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 38.94 $     45.57 $      +17.03 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 42.00 $     42.80 $      +1.90 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 83.57 $     82.14 $      -1.71 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 96.25 $     103.75 $      +7.79 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,011.82 $     1,418.75 $      +40.22 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 771.67 $     838.67 $      +8.68 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,190.00 $     2,673.12 $      +22.06 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,150.00 $     1,544.44 $      +34.30 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,009.26 $     4,090.29 $      +103.57 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,485.42 $     1,632.53 $      +9.90 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,152.82 $     4,000.34 $      -3.67 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.28     4.29      +0.37 %
 
Last updateJanuary, 2015January, 2015
Contributors:137118
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Currency: USD