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

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You would need around 4,287.67$ in Austin, TX to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 4,000.00$ 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 1.75% higher than in Dallas, TX
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Austin, TX are 7.19% higher than in Dallas, TX
Rent Prices in Austin, TX are 18.23% higher than in Dallas, TX
Restaurant Prices in Austin, TX are 7.29% higher than in Dallas, TX
Groceries Prices in Austin, TX are 9.68% higher than in Dallas, TX
Local Purchasing Power in Austin, TX is 18.27% 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 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.50 $     6.05 $      -6.92 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 4.00 $     3.00 $      -25.00 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $     4.75 $      -5.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.98 $     3.60 $      -9.49 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.65 $     1.77 $      +6.90 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.47 $     1.37 $      -6.71 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.00 $     1.08 $      +7.27 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.32 $     2.56 $      +10.54 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.63 $     2.48 $      -5.70 %
Eggs (12) 2.21 $     2.25 $      +1.64 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 8.71 $     11.49 $      +31.87 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 8.39 $     8.95 $      +6.69 %
Apples (1kg) 3.29 $     3.62 $      +10.21 %
Oranges (1kg) 2.88 $     2.81 $      -2.36 %
Tomato (1kg) 2.52 $     3.62 $      +43.68 %
Potato (1kg) 2.28 $     2.82 $      +23.96 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.35 $     1.93 $      +42.72 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.50 $     1.81 $      +20.99 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $     13.00 $      +8.33 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.20 $     1.42 $      -55.52 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $     2.40 $      -52.00 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 5.80 $     6.00 $      +3.45 %
 
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) 0.89 $     0.89 $      -0.44 %
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 166.40 $     163.90 $      -1.51 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.18 $     0.37 $      +98.20 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 51.17 $     40.60 $      -20.65 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.71 $     39.89 $      +0.44 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16.00 $     20.00 $      +25.00 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $     10.00 $      0.00 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 39.61 $     44.83 $      +13.18 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 42.00 $     41.00 $      -2.38 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 83.12 $     82.50 $      -0.75 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 96.25 $     99.00 $      +2.86 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,100.36 $     1,311.84 $      +19.22 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 765.56 $     797.58 $      +4.18 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,190.00 $     2,659.50 $      +21.44 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,212.50 $     1,459.93 $      +20.41 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,341.15 $     4,090.29 $      +74.71 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,937.50 $     1,632.53 $      -15.74 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,011.73 $     3,514.71 $      -12.39 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.49     4.29      -4.51 %
 
Last updateDecember, 2014December, 2014
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