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

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You would need around 4,201.71$ in Houston, TX to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 4,400.00$ in Denver, CO (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index. This comparison assumes net earnings (after income tax).

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Consumer Prices in Houston, TX are 7.68% higher than in Denver, CO
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Houston, TX are 4.51% lower than in Denver, CO
Rent Prices in Houston, TX are 23.55% lower than in Denver, CO
Restaurant Prices in Houston, TX are 2.73% lower than in Denver, CO
Groceries Prices in Houston, TX are 5.20% higher than in Denver, CO
Local Purchasing Power in Houston, TX is 17.67% higher than in Denver, CO

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  Denver, CO  Houston, TX      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $     12.00 $      +20.00 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $     50.00 $      -16.67 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 $     7.00 $      -0.07 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 4.00 $     3.88 $      -3.12 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.00 $     5.00 $      -16.67 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.23 $     3.83 $      -9.39 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.73 $     1.78 $      +2.79 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.38 $     1.29 $      -6.69 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.66 $     3.70 $      +1.06 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.12 $     2.29 $      +7.98 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.13 $     1.39 $      +23.01 %
Eggs (12) 2.88 $     2.46 $      -14.64 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.61 $     5.19 $      +43.55 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.76 $     3.93 $      -17.49 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.56 $     2.13 $      +36.49 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.59 $     1.85 $      +16.12 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.98 $     2.14 $      +8.44 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.29 $     1.35 $      +4.40 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.46 $     1.42 $      -2.99 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.93 $     1.58 $      -18.32 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.99 $     10.50 $      -19.17 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.00 $     1.38 $      -31.14 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.00 $     1.83 $      -38.79 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.00 $     7.00 $      +16.67 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 $     1.25 $      -44.44 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 79.00 $     60.00 $      -24.05 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.55 $     4.00 $      +56.86 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $     3.81 $      +52.42 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 12.50 $     27.50 $      +120.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.51 $     2.36 $      -5.95 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,000.00 $     24,400.00 $      +22.00 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 119.50 $     173.77 $      +45.41 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.20 $     0.45 $      +124.44 %
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 46.25 $     44.44 $      -3.91 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.22 $     38.56 $      -1.70 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.50 $     22.50 $      +28.57 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 $     10.00 $      -9.09 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 35.33 $     39.11 $      +10.69 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.50 $     37.38 $      +15.00 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 75.88 $     72.37 $      -4.61 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 82.11 $     93.87 $      +14.33 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,500.33 $     1,115.38 $      -25.66 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 945.45 $     789.86 $      -16.46 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,662.50 $     2,038.89 $      -23.42 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,822.22 $     1,354.17 $      -25.69 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 241.37 $     230.55 $      -4.48 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 159.00 $     127.37 $      -19.89 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,887.50 $     3,244.64 $      +12.37 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.92     4.27      +8.86 %
 
Last updateJune, 2015July, 2015
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