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

You would need around 4,667.37$ in Houston, TX to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 4,100.00$ in Denver, CO (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Houston, TX are 12.54% higher than in Denver, CO
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Houston, TX are 13.84% higher than in Denver, CO
Rent Prices in Houston, TX are 16.29% higher than in Denver, CO
Restaurant Prices in Houston, TX are 11.19% higher than in Denver, CO
Groceries Prices in Houston, TX are 2.13% higher than in Denver, CO
Local Purchasing Power in Houston, TX is 12.43% lower than in Denver, CO

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  Denver, CO  Houston, TX      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $     12.50 $      +25.00 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 $     50.00 $      +11.11 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.00 $     6.75 $      +12.50 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 4.00 $     3.00 $      -25.00 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $     4.50 $      -10.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.87 $     3.72 $      -3.72 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.73 $     1.78 $      +2.82 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.39 $     1.48 $      +6.33 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.81 $     1.04 $      +27.58 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.11 $     2.53 $      +20.02 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 1.40 $     2.88 $      +105.46 %
Eggs (12) 2.21 $     2.34 $      +6.05 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 9.21 $     11.64 $      +26.31 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 9.23 $     7.77 $      -15.83 %
Apples (1kg) 3.92 $     4.02 $      +2.48 %
Oranges (1kg) 4.34 $     3.62 $      -16.51 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.40 $     4.20 $      -4.48 %
Potato (1kg) 1.97 $     2.42 $      +22.76 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.58 $     1.48 $      -6.45 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.69 $     1.75 $      +3.83 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 11.50 $     13.00 $      +13.04 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.75 $     2.02 $      -26.36 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.20 $     2.58 $      -38.66 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.00 $     7.00 $      +16.67 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 $     1.50 $      -33.33 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 $     60.00 $      -25.00 %
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) 40.00 $     27.50 $      -31.25 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.93 $     0.90 $      -3.20 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 $     24,000.00 $      +4.35 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 125.67 $     240.21 $      +91.14 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.20 $     0.41 $      +106.25 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 43.24 $     55.48 $      +28.31 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 45.00 $     49.78 $      +10.62 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12.50 $     20.86 $      +66.86 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.38 $     12.00 $      +15.66 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 37.67 $     47.65 $      +26.51 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 29.29 $     52.36 $      +78.80 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 72.44 $     86.00 $      +18.71 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 81.43 $     94.00 $      +15.44 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,166.15 $     1,510.27 $      +29.51 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 801.79 $     873.85 $      +8.99 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,211.11 $     2,652.17 $      +19.95 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,495.00 $     1,562.00 $      +4.48 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,539.24 $     2,402.05 $      +56.05 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,092.54 $     1,358.79 $      +24.37 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,583.87 $     3,572.78 $      -0.31 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.20     4.36      +3.88 %
 
Last updateApril, 2014April, 2014
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