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

You would need around 4,232.57$ 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.

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Austin, TX are 4.76% higher than in Dallas, TX
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Austin, TX are 8.53% higher than in Dallas, TX
Rent Prices in Austin, TX are 16.19% higher than in Dallas, TX
Restaurant Prices in Austin, TX are 7.09% higher than in Dallas, TX
Groceries Prices in Austin, TX are 13.76% higher than in Dallas, TX
Local Purchasing Power in Austin, TX is 24.35% 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 $     6.07 $      -6.62 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 4.00 $     3.00 $      -25.00 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $     4.50 $      -10.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.95 $     3.57 $      -9.54 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.61 $     1.76 $      +9.51 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.48 $     1.36 $      -7.76 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.93 $     1.18 $      +26.85 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.28 $     2.59 $      +13.40 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.58 $     2.37 $      -7.94 %
Eggs (12) 2.13 $     2.28 $      +7.28 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 9.46 $     10.99 $      +16.23 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.50 $     10.31 $      +37.43 %
Apples (1kg) 3.20 $     3.62 $      +13.26 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.16 $     2.85 $      -9.71 %
Tomato (1kg) 2.72 $     3.83 $      +40.93 %
Potato (1kg) 2.26 $     2.64 $      +16.49 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.24 $     1.79 $      +44.63 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.58 $     1.56 $      -1.21 %
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 $     2.50 $      -44.44 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 5.78 $     6.00 $      +3.90 %
 
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) 3.11 $     1.24 $      -60.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 $     31.00 $      -38.00 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.90 $     0.89 $      -0.80 %
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 157.30 $     176.12 $      +11.96 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.18 $     0.37 $      +98.20 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 49.00 $     42.64 $      -12.99 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 43.67 $     39.89 $      -8.65 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.33 $     25.00 $      +87.50 %
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 $     42.37 $      +8.83 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.00 $     39.00 $      -2.50 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 80.00 $     82.50 $      +3.12 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 93.00 $     85.00 $      -8.60 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,085.00 $     1,260.29 $      +16.16 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 778.75 $     788.12 $      +1.20 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,087.50 $     2,545.00 $      +21.92 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,237.50 $     1,435.64 $      +16.01 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 3,227.43 $     4,171.02 $      +29.24 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,937.50 $     1,641.50 $      -15.28 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,878.08 $     3,183.83 $      -17.90 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.59     4.39      -4.39 %
 
Last updateAugust, 2014August, 2014
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