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

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You would need around 4,346.06$ 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 3.06% higher than in Dallas, TX
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Austin, TX are 8.65% higher than in Dallas, TX
Rent Prices in Austin, TX are 19.96% higher than in Dallas, TX
Restaurant Prices in Austin, TX are 7.99% higher than in Dallas, TX
Groceries Prices in Austin, TX are 9.98% higher than in Dallas, TX
Local Purchasing Power in Austin, TX is 19.57% 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 6.38 $     6.02 $      -5.57 %
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) 3.92 $     3.62 $      -7.57 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.61 $     1.77 $      +10.44 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.46 $     1.34 $      -8.38 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.95 $     1.18 $      +23.63 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.31 $     2.61 $      +13.01 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.79 $     2.58 $      -7.27 %
Eggs (12) 2.08 $     2.45 $      +17.80 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 8.73 $     11.78 $      +34.87 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 8.13 $     8.92 $      +9.70 %
Apples (1kg) 3.20 $     3.45 $      +7.72 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.16 $     2.85 $      -9.71 %
Tomato (1kg) 2.60 $     3.58 $      +37.56 %
Potato (1kg) 2.26 $     2.73 $      +20.72 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.35 $     1.87 $      +39.08 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.58 $     1.65 $      +4.32 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $     12.50 $      +4.17 %
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) 5.75 $     6.00 $      +4.35 %
 
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 $      -1.33 %
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 $     172.09 $      +9.40 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.18 $     0.37 $      +98.20 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 46.89 $     42.10 $      -10.22 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 42.43 $     42.11 $      -0.75 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.33 $     20.00 $      +50.00 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $     10.00 $      0.00 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 38.94 $     42.71 $      +9.70 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.00 $     41.00 $      +2.50 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 80.00 $     79.29 $      -0.89 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 93.00 $     93.75 $      +0.81 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,107.00 $     1,360.29 $      +22.88 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 786.25 $     794.38 $      +1.03 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,116.67 $     2,668.50 $      +26.07 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,233.33 $     1,466.60 $      +18.91 %
 
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) 3,938.96 $     3,442.17 $      -12.61 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.53     4.31      -4.90 %
 
Last updateOctober, 2014October, 2014
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