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

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You would need around 4,743.60$ 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 12.13% higher than in Denver, CO
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Houston, TX are 12.94% higher than in Denver, CO
Rent Prices in Houston, TX are 14.46% higher than in Denver, CO
Restaurant Prices in Houston, TX are 10.71% higher than in Denver, CO
Groceries Prices in Houston, TX are 9.14% higher than in Denver, CO
Local Purchasing Power in Houston, TX is 7.11% lower than in Denver, CO

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Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $     12.49 $      +24.90 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 $     52.00 $      +4.00 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.00 $     6.94 $      +15.67 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 4.00 $     3.50 $      -12.50 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $     4.62 $      -7.50 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.65 $     3.84 $      +5.33 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.68 $     1.78 $      +6.27 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.33 $     1.45 $      +8.61 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.87 $     1.08 $      +24.31 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.13 $     2.61 $      +22.46 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 1.72 $     2.88 $      +67.30 %
Eggs (12) 2.32 $     2.42 $      +3.99 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 7.77 $     11.79 $      +51.73 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 9.35 $     7.80 $      -16.57 %
Apples (1kg) 3.20 $     4.11 $      +28.59 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.49 $     3.78 $      +8.27 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.69 $     4.30 $      -8.24 %
Potato (1kg) 2.13 $     2.48 $      +16.55 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.37 $     1.55 $      +13.07 %
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 $     2.95 $      -26.37 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.00 $     7.05 $      +17.50 %
 
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) 0.91 $     0.89 $      -1.34 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,500.00 $     24,800.00 $      +15.35 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 116.52 $     239.91 $      +105.90 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.60 $     0.44 $      -26.00 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 45.83 $     54.39 $      +18.68 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 41.73 $     51.89 $      +24.37 %
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) 35.30 $     47.90 $      +35.71 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 31.00 $     51.54 $      +66.26 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 71.33 $     86.33 $      +21.03 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 79.86 $     96.62 $      +21.00 %
 
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 832.65 $     886.62 $      +6.48 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,330.00 $     2,715.22 $      +16.53 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,510.71 $     1,587.50 $      +5.08 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,263.11 $     2,529.52 $      +11.77 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,318.58 $     1,407.38 $      +6.73 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,436.59 $     3,605.25 $      +4.91 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.15     4.40      +6.05 %
 
Last updateOctober, 2014October, 2014
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