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

You would need around 4,432.20$ 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 8.48% higher than in Dallas, TX
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Austin, TX are 10.80% higher than in Dallas, TX
Rent Prices in Austin, TX are 15.57% higher than in Dallas, TX
Restaurant Prices in Austin, TX are 7.52% higher than in Dallas, TX
Groceries Prices in Austin, TX are 19.30% higher than in Dallas, TX
Local Purchasing Power in Austin, TX is 25.53% 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 $     6.28 $      -3.31 %
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) 3.93 $     3.52 $      -10.29 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.61 $     1.76 $      +9.51 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.47 $     1.34 $      -9.03 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.91 $     1.11 $      +21.28 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.24 $     2.70 $      +20.54 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.58 $     2.64 $      +2.46 %
Eggs (12) 2.10 $     2.41 $      +14.58 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 11.09 $     11.78 $      +6.19 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.26 $     11.42 $      +57.29 %
Apples (1kg) 3.23 $     4.06 $      +25.55 %
Oranges (1kg) 2.91 $     3.01 $      +3.41 %
Tomato (1kg) 2.81 $     4.07 $      +44.88 %
Potato (1kg) 2.27 $     2.30 $      +1.63 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.33 $     1.79 $      +34.05 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.70 $     1.56 $      -7.98 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 11.00 $     12.00 $      +9.09 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.00 $     1.51 $      -49.81 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.50 $     2.40 $      -46.67 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 5.78 $     6.50 $      +12.55 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $     1.00 $      -60.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 $     36.50 $      -54.37 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.25 $     3.00 $      +33.33 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 3.11 $     1.24 $      -60.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 $     31.00 $      -38.00 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.89 $     0.90 $      +0.85 %
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 164.06 $     167.76 $      +2.25 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.18 $     0.37 $      +98.20 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 50.29 $     41.18 $      -18.11 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 43.67 $     40.50 $      -7.25 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.50 $     37.50 $      +226.09 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $     10.00 $      0.00 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 38.94 $     39.87 $      +2.40 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.00 $     45.00 $      +12.50 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 80.00 $     82.50 $      +3.12 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 93.00 $     92.00 $      -1.08 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,085.00 $     1,246.88 $      +14.92 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 778.75 $     774.12 $      -0.59 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,087.50 $     2,582.92 $      +23.73 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,237.50 $     1,392.79 $      +12.55 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 3,227.43 $     3,662.42 $      +13.48 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,937.50 $     1,399.31 $      -27.78 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,776.08 $     3,116.00 $      -17.48 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.56     4.62      +1.30 %
 
Last updateJuly, 2014July, 2014
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