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

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You would need around 4,740.93$ 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 11.97% higher than in Denver, CO
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Houston, TX are 12.88% higher than in Denver, CO
Rent Prices in Houston, TX are 14.57% higher than in Denver, CO
Restaurant Prices in Houston, TX are 10.12% higher than in Denver, CO
Groceries Prices in Houston, TX are 8.92% higher than in Denver, CO
Local Purchasing Power in Houston, TX is 8.51% lower than in Denver, CO

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Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $     12.00 $      +20.00 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 $     53.00 $      +6.00 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.00 $     6.99 $      +16.50 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 4.00 $     3.50 $      -12.50 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $     4.75 $      -5.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.59 $     3.82 $      +6.28 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.68 $     1.78 $      +5.98 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.33 $     1.44 $      +8.71 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.86 $     1.08 $      +25.00 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.18 $     2.61 $      +19.80 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 1.72 $     2.88 $      +67.30 %
Eggs (12) 2.32 $     2.42 $      +3.96 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 7.77 $     11.85 $      +52.49 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 9.15 $     7.87 $      -14.00 %
Apples (1kg) 3.27 $     4.07 $      +24.40 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.49 $     3.72 $      +6.47 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.69 $     4.16 $      -11.34 %
Potato (1kg) 2.13 $     2.46 $      +15.48 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.37 $     1.55 $      +12.57 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.64 $     1.73 $      +5.69 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $     14.00 $      +16.67 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.67 $     2.25 $      -15.54 %
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 $     2.64 $      +88.89 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 20.00 $     27.00 $      +35.00 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.91 $     0.89 $      -1.76 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,500.00 $     24,900.00 $      +15.81 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 116.52 $     239.52 $      +105.57 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.60 $     0.45 $      -25.15 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 45.89 $     54.39 $      +18.52 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 41.73 $     52.67 $      +26.22 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12.50 $     21.56 $      +72.44 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.75 $     12.00 $      +2.13 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 36.18 $     48.30 $      +33.49 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 28.75 $     52.50 $      +82.61 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 71.33 $     87.11 $      +22.11 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 79.86 $     96.00 $      +20.21 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,221.43 $     1,557.84 $      +27.54 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 825.31 $     886.62 $      +7.43 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,330.00 $     2,715.22 $      +16.53 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,512.50 $     1,587.50 $      +4.96 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,413.27 $     2,529.52 $      +4.82 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,377.78 $     1,407.38 $      +2.15 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,482.27 $     3,596.17 $      +3.27 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.18     4.39      +5.07 %
 
Last updateOctober, 2014October, 2014
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