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Cost of Living Comparison Between Houston, TX and Perth Reverse

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You would need around 6,770.65A$ (5,094.93$) in Perth to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 4,200.00$ in Houston, TX (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index. This comparison assumes net earnings (after income tax).

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Perth are 19.96% higher than in Houston, TX
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Perth are 21.31% higher than in Houston, TX
Rent Prices in Perth are 24.27% higher than in Houston, TX
Restaurant Prices in Perth are 38.15% higher than in Houston, TX
Groceries Prices in Perth are 8.18% higher than in Houston, TX
Local Purchasing Power in Perth is 16.44% lower than in Houston, TX

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  Houston, TX  Perth      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 11.50 $
(15.28 A$)
    15.05 $
(20.00 A$)
     +30.87 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 $
(66.44 A$)
    79.01 $
(105.00 A$)
     +58.03 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.99 $
(9.29 A$)
    7.53 $
(10.00 A$)
     +7.65 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.75 $
(4.98 A$)
    6.77 $
(9.00 A$)
     +80.60 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $
(6.64 A$)
    6.77 $
(9.00 A$)
     +35.45 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.82 $
(5.08 A$)
    3.38 $
(4.49 A$)
     -11.67 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.74 $
(2.32 A$)
    2.44 $
(3.24 A$)
     +39.85 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.29 $
(1.71 A$)
    2.19 $
(2.91 A$)
     +70.47 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.70 $
(4.91 A$)
    4.64 $
(6.17 A$)
     +25.50 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.29 $
(3.05 A$)
    2.11 $
(2.80 A$)
     -8.07 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.39 $
(1.85 A$)
    1.18 $
(1.56 A$)
     -15.60 %
Eggs (12) 2.46 $
(3.26 A$)
    3.46 $
(4.59 A$)
     +40.79 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.19 $
(6.89 A$)
    3.28 $
(4.36 A$)
     -36.81 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.93 $
(5.22 A$)
    4.29 $
(5.70 A$)
     +9.01 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.13 $
(2.82 A$)
    1.44 $
(1.91 A$)
     -32.23 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.85 $
(2.45 A$)
    1.58 $
(2.10 A$)
     -14.48 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.14 $
(2.85 A$)
    1.64 $
(2.18 A$)
     -23.51 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.35 $
(1.80 A$)
    0.96 $
(1.27 A$)
     -29.08 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.42 $
(1.89 A$)
    1.73 $
(2.30 A$)
     +21.73 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.58 $
(2.09 A$)
    2.09 $
(2.78 A$)
     +32.72 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.50 $
(13.95 A$)
    11.29 $
(15.00 A$)
     +7.50 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.38 $
(1.83 A$)
    4.33 $
(5.75 A$)
     +214.68 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 1.83 $
(2.44 A$)
    4.52 $
(6.00 A$)
     +146.27 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 7.00 $
(9.30 A$)
    18.81 $
(25.00 A$)
     +168.75 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.25 $
(1.66 A$)
    2.48 $
(3.30 A$)
     +98.66 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 60.00 $
(79.73 A$)
    97.83 $
(130.00 A$)
     +63.04 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 $
(5.32 A$)
    3.76 $
(5.00 A$)
     -5.94 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.81 $
(5.06 A$)
    2.42 $
(3.22 A$)
     -36.44 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 27.50 $
(36.54 A$)
    37.63 $
(50.00 A$)
     +36.82 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.36 $
(3.13 A$)
    4.06 $
(5.40 A$)
     +72.29 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,400.00 $
(32,425.16 A$)
    20,693.81 $
(27,500.00 A$)
     -15.19 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 173.77 $
(230.92 A$)
    177.69 $
(236.14 A$)
     +2.26 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.45 $
(0.60 A$)
    0.65 $
(0.86 A$)
     +44.59 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 44.44 $
(59.06 A$)
    58.17 $
(77.30 A$)
     +30.88 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 38.56 $
(51.24 A$)
    55.12 $
(73.25 A$)
     +42.96 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22.50 $
(29.90 A$)
    17.78 $
(23.62 A$)
     -20.99 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $
(13.29 A$)
    14.30 $
(19.00 A$)
     +42.98 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 39.11 $
(51.97 A$)
    77.86 $
(103.46 A$)
     +99.07 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 37.38 $
(49.67 A$)
    68.14 $
(90.56 A$)
     +82.32 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 72.37 $
(96.18 A$)
    119.71 $
(159.08 A$)
     +65.41 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 93.87 $
(124.75 A$)
    120.40 $
(160.00 A$)
     +28.26 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,115.38 $
(1,482.23 A$)
    1,519.11 $
(2,018.75 A$)
     +36.20 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 789.86 $
(1,049.64 A$)
    1,060.95 $
(1,409.90 A$)
     +34.32 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,038.89 $
(2,709.48 A$)
    2,285.73 $
(3,037.50 A$)
     +12.11 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,354.17 $
(1,799.55 A$)
    1,626.82 $
(2,161.88 A$)
     +20.13 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 230.55 $
(306.38 A$)
    539.55 $
(717.00 A$)
     +134.02 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 127.37 $
(169.27 A$)
    359.30 $
(477.48 A$)
     +182.09 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,244.64 $
(4,311.80 A$)
    3,288.98 $
(4,370.72 A$)
     +1.37 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.27     5.09      +19.32 %
 
Last updateJune, 2015July, 2015
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Currency: USD