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Cost of Living Comparison Between Houston, TX and New York, NY Reverse

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You would need around 6,817.98$ in New York, NY to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 4,800.00$ in Houston, TX (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

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Consumer Prices in New York, NY are 11.80% higher than in Houston, TX
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 42.04% higher than in Houston, TX
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 98.07% higher than in Houston, TX
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 23.95% higher than in Houston, TX
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 14.69% higher than in Houston, TX
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 16.21% lower than in Houston, TX

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  Houston, TX  New York, NY      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 13.31 $     15.00 $      +12.73 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 54.00 $     75.00 $      +38.89 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 7.00 $     8.00 $      +14.29 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $     5.75 $      +64.29 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.50 $     7.00 $      +55.56 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.86 $     4.03 $      +4.54 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.82 $     1.85 $      +1.36 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.47 $     1.69 $      +15.15 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.10 $     1.42 $      +29.87 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.65 $     2.68 $      +1.30 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.96 $     3.35 $      +13.33 %
Eggs (12) 2.50 $     3.13 $      +25.05 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 11.85 $     11.29 $      -4.76 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.96 $     9.36 $      +17.70 %
Apples (1kg) 4.13 $     4.52 $      +9.55 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.80 $     4.61 $      +21.41 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.33 $     4.67 $      +7.73 %
Potato (1kg) 2.51 $     2.38 $      -5.22 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.57 $     2.16 $      +37.46 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.74 $     1.90 $      +9.11 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.75 $     15.00 $      +1.69 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.21 $     1.81 $      -18.35 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.87 $     2.45 $      -14.81 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 7.10 $     12.00 $      +69.01 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 $     2.50 $      +66.67 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 60.00 $     112.00 $      +86.67 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 $     2.50 $      -37.50 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.80 $     1.26 $      -54.90 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 27.00 $     30.00 $      +11.11 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.89 $     1.04 $      +16.83 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,000.00 $     23,000.00 $      -4.17 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 236.90 $     142.73 $      -39.75 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.44 $     0.17 $      -60.81 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 53.79 $     51.42 $      -4.40 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 51.89 $     96.71 $      +86.37 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.56 $     27.43 $      +27.24 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $     14.00 $      +16.67 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 47.50 $     57.31 $      +20.66 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 50.67 $     51.38 $      +1.40 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 84.47 $     95.07 $      +12.54 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 95.65 $     134.75 $      +40.88 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,544.05 $     2,963.34 $      +91.92 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 885.86 $     1,786.72 $      +101.69 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,711.36 $     5,250.64 $      +93.65 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,575.96 $     3,304.20 $      +109.66 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,506.52 $     9,791.68 $      +290.65 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,387.91 $     5,496.01 $      +295.99 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,620.60 $     4,308.95 $      +19.01 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.39     3.90      -11.32 %
 
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