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

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You would need around 4,386.78$ 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 0.28% higher than in Dallas, TX
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Austin, TX are 9.67% higher than in Dallas, TX
Rent Prices in Austin, TX are 29.48% higher than in Dallas, TX
Restaurant Prices in Austin, TX are 7.38% higher than in Dallas, TX
Groceries Prices in Austin, TX are 8.16% higher than in Dallas, TX
Local Purchasing Power in Austin, TX is 19.50% lower than in Dallas, TX

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  Dallas, TX  Austin, TX      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 9.50 $     12.00 $      +26.32 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 $     50.00 $      +11.11 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.50 $     6.07 $      -6.62 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 4.50 $     3.00 $      -33.33 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.00 $     4.25 $      -29.17 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.97 $     3.74 $      -5.70 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.76 $     1.79 $      +1.55 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.43 $     1.43 $      -0.44 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.97 $     1.04 $      +6.60 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.61 $     2.39 $      -8.45 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.40 $     3.17 $      +32.08 %
Eggs (12) 2.56 $     2.35 $      -8.39 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 7.22 $     10.68 $      +47.97 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 9.11 $     9.44 $      +3.64 %
Apples (1kg) 3.29 $     4.25 $      +29.24 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.22 $     2.80 $      -13.12 %
Tomato (1kg) 2.33 $     3.89 $      +67.00 %
Potato (1kg) 2.43 $     2.67 $      +9.61 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.47 $     1.80 $      +22.32 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.56 $     1.85 $      +18.59 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $     14.00 $      +16.67 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.38 $     1.42 $      -57.83 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.25 $     2.34 $      -55.37 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 7.14 $     6.25 $      -12.53 %
 
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) 0.70 $     0.75 $      +6.80 %
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 161.41 $     161.71 $      +0.18 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.18 $     0.37 $      +98.20 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 52.14 $     40.60 $      -22.14 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.67 $     38.00 $      -4.20 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16.00 $     20.00 $      +25.00 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 $     10.00 $      -9.09 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 39.93 $     45.00 $      +12.70 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 38.00 $     42.00 $      +10.53 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 85.83 $     76.43 $      -10.96 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 105.00 $     103.00 $      -1.90 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,050.50 $     1,472.92 $      +40.21 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 761.25 $     861.85 $      +13.21 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,190.00 $     2,699.44 $      +23.26 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,112.50 $     1,587.50 $      +42.70 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,009.26 $     4,090.29 $      +103.57 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,485.42 $     1,506.95 $      +1.45 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,956.25 $     3,492.62 $      -11.72 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.34     4.25      -2.10 %
 
Last updateFebruary, 2015February, 2015
Contributors:137130
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD