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

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You would need around 4,740.27$ in Houston, TX to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 4,300.00$ 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 13.54% higher than in Denver, CO
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Houston, TX are 10.24% higher than in Denver, CO
Rent Prices in Houston, TX are 4.40% higher than in Denver, CO
Restaurant Prices in Houston, TX are 17.02% higher than in Denver, CO
Groceries Prices in Houston, TX are 13.31% higher than in Denver, CO
Local Purchasing Power in Houston, TX is 5.51% higher than in Denver, CO

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Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $     12.98 $      +29.80 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 $     60.00 $      +20.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.39 $     7.00 $      +9.55 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 4.00 $     3.50 $      -12.50 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.50 $     4.75 $      -13.64 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.73 $     3.93 $      +5.46 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.72 $     1.83 $      +6.39 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.34 $     1.42 $      +5.91 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.92 $     1.04 $      +13.71 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.31 $     2.93 $      +27.00 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 1.72 $     3.14 $      +82.60 %
Eggs (12) 2.25 $     2.71 $      +20.40 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 7.37 $     11.94 $      +61.93 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 10.21 $     8.24 $      -19.32 %
Apples (1kg) 3.20 $     4.51 $      +41.14 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.49 $     3.94 $      +12.76 %
Tomato (1kg) 5.03 $     4.77 $      -5.28 %
Potato (1kg) 2.13 $     2.60 $      +22.47 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.50 $     1.61 $      +7.66 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.71 $     1.72 $      +0.75 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.50 $     15.00 $      +20.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.12 $     2.43 $      -22.24 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.40 $     3.19 $      -27.60 %
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) 12.50 $     27.00 $      +116.00 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.85 $     0.85 $      +0.50 %
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 85m2 Apartment 109.13 $     229.58 $      +110.37 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.73 $     0.45 $      -38.83 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 39.29 $     52.92 $      +34.69 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 40.90 $     49.30 $      +20.54 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.33 $     22.00 $      +65.00 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $     12.00 $      0.00 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 33.70 $     46.20 $      +37.09 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.50 $     47.50 $      +46.16 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 72.12 $     83.22 $      +15.39 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 78.33 $     94.55 $      +20.71 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,300.00 $     1,474.69 $      +13.44 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 858.50 $     899.94 $      +4.83 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,531.25 $     2,590.91 $      +2.36 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,527.27 $     1,525.00 $      -0.15 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,262.22 $     2,595.30 $      +14.72 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,367.02 $     1,395.72 $      +2.10 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,127.10 $     3,637.21 $      +16.31 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.23     4.46      +5.48 %
 
Last updateJanuary, 2015January, 2015
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Currency: USD