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

You would need around 4,309.86$ 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.

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Austin, TX are 7.48% higher than in Dallas, TX
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Austin, TX are 7.75% higher than in Dallas, TX
Rent Prices in Austin, TX are 8.29% higher than in Dallas, TX
Restaurant Prices in Austin, TX are 5.36% higher than in Dallas, TX
Groceries Prices in Austin, TX are 23.08% higher than in Dallas, TX
Local Purchasing Power in Austin, TX is 17.61% lower than in Dallas, TX

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  Dallas, TX  Austin, TX      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $     11.50 $      +15.00 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 $     50.00 $      +11.11 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.25 $     6.04 $      -3.44 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 4.00 $     3.00 $      -25.00 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $     5.00 $      0.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.17 $     3.51 $      -15.72 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.54 $     1.74 $      +13.20 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.47 $     1.33 $      -9.48 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.88 $     1.17 $      +32.51 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.38 $     2.47 $      +3.69 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.58 $     2.08 $      -19.46 %
Eggs (12) 2.03 $     2.41 $      +18.92 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 8.91 $     11.57 $      +29.87 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 6.71 $     11.55 $      +72.26 %
Apples (1kg) 3.33 $     4.45 $      +33.53 %
Oranges (1kg) 2.91 $     3.40 $      +16.69 %
Tomato (1kg) 3.24 $     3.97 $      +22.37 %
Potato (1kg) 2.27 $     2.55 $      +12.72 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.41 $     1.66 $      +18.03 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.87 $     1.56 $      -16.56 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.00 $     12.00 $      +20.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.00 $     1.58 $      -47.19 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.50 $     2.75 $      -38.94 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 5.90 $     6.00 $      +1.78 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.75 $     1.00 $      -73.33 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 $     39.50 $      -50.62 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.10 $     3.75 $      +78.57 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 3.11 $     1.17 $      -62.50 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 21.60 $     38.50 $      +78.24 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.88 $     0.90 $      +2.39 %
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 184.21 $     169.66 $      -7.90 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.18 $     0.30 $      +62.16 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 48.67 $     41.45 $      -14.82 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 45.80 $     42.38 $      -7.48 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.50 $     37.50 $      +226.09 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.50 $     10.00 $      -4.76 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 37.44 $     43.00 $      +14.83 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 38.75 $     47.25 $      +21.94 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 77.14 $     77.33 $      +0.25 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 88.75 $     97.25 $      +9.58 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,050.00 $     1,200.00 $      +14.29 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 754.29 $     768.24 $      +1.85 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,237.50 $     2,445.00 $      +9.27 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,300.00 $     1,371.36 $      +5.49 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 3,764.76 $     3,366.41 $      -10.58 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,937.50 $     1,345.49 $      -30.56 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,704.86 $     3,288.73 $      -11.23 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.69     4.55      -3.03 %
 
Last updateApril, 2014April, 2014
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Currency: USD



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