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Cost of Living Comparison Between Denver, CO and Houston, TX Reverse

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You would need around 4,788.77$ in Houston, TX to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 4,200.00$ in Denver, CO (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

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Consumer Prices in Houston, TX are 13.35% higher than in Denver, CO
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Houston, TX are 14.02% higher than in Denver, CO
Rent Prices in Houston, TX are 15.28% higher than in Denver, CO
Restaurant Prices in Houston, TX are 14.92% higher than in Denver, CO
Groceries Prices in Houston, TX are 9.65% higher than in Denver, CO
Local Purchasing Power in Houston, TX is 8.37% lower than in Denver, CO

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  Denver, CO  Houston, TX      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $     13.31 $      +33.06 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 $     54.00 $      +8.00 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.00 $     7.00 $      +16.67 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 4.00 $     3.50 $      -12.50 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $     4.50 $      -10.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.68 $     3.86 $      +4.89 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.64 $     1.82 $      +11.45 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.27 $     1.47 $      +15.65 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.87 $     1.10 $      +26.49 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.08 $     2.65 $      +27.53 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 1.72 $     2.96 $      +71.81 %
Eggs (12) 2.22 $     2.50 $      +12.41 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 7.77 $     11.85 $      +52.49 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 9.83 $     7.96 $      -19.09 %
Apples (1kg) 3.20 $     4.13 $      +29.08 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.49 $     3.80 $      +8.69 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.69 $     4.33 $      -7.61 %
Potato (1kg) 2.13 $     2.51 $      +18.02 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.37 $     1.57 $      +14.35 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.64 $     1.74 $      +6.70 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $     14.75 $      +22.92 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.67 $     2.21 $      -16.98 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.00 $     2.87 $      -28.19 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.00 $     7.10 $      +18.33 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 $     1.50 $      -33.33 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 79.00 $     60.00 $      -24.05 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.60 $     4.00 $      +53.85 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.40 $     2.80 $      +100.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 20.00 $     27.00 $      +35.00 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.90 $     0.89 $      -0.91 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,000.00 $     24,000.00 $      +20.00 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 116.52 $     236.90 $      +103.31 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.60 $     0.44 $      -26.00 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 44.76 $     53.79 $      +20.18 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 41.40 $     51.89 $      +25.35 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12.50 $     21.56 $      +72.44 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.25 $     12.00 $      +6.67 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 34.27 $     47.50 $      +38.60 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 31.00 $     50.67 $      +63.45 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 71.33 $     84.47 $      +18.42 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 79.86 $     95.65 $      +19.77 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,190.31 $     1,544.05 $      +29.72 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 812.81 $     885.86 $      +8.99 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,327.27 $     2,711.36 $      +16.50 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,496.43 $     1,575.96 $      +5.31 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,241.05 $     2,506.52 $      +11.85 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,318.58 $     1,387.91 $      +5.26 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,465.66 $     3,620.60 $      +4.47 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.13     4.39      +6.30 %
 
Last updateDecember, 2014December, 2014
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