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

You would need around 6,561.11$ in New York, NY to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 4,700.00$ in Houston, TX (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in New York, NY are 11.38% higher than in Houston, TX
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 39.60% higher than in Houston, TX
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 91.24% higher than in Houston, TX
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 30.16% higher than in Houston, TX
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 11.75% higher than in Houston, TX
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 11.92% lower than in Houston, TX

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  Houston, TX  New York, NY      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.50 $     15.00 $      +20.00 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 $     75.00 $      +50.00 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.75 $     7.00 $      +3.70 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.00 $     6.00 $      +100.00 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.50 $     7.00 $      +55.56 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.72 $     3.90 $      +4.88 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.78 $     1.77 $      -0.95 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.48 $     1.51 $      +2.49 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.04 $     1.35 $      +30.24 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.53 $     2.84 $      +12.36 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.88 $     2.99 $      +4.04 %
Eggs (12) 2.34 $     3.03 $      +29.61 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 11.64 $     10.73 $      -7.79 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.77 $     8.37 $      +7.74 %
Apples (1kg) 4.02 $     4.11 $      +2.23 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.62 $     3.74 $      +3.25 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.20 $     4.50 $      +7.16 %
Potato (1kg) 2.42 $     2.06 $      -14.95 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.48 $     2.33 $      +57.61 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.75 $     1.94 $      +10.82 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 13.00 $     15.00 $      +15.38 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.02 $     1.83 $      -9.79 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.58 $     2.52 $      -1.99 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 7.00 $     12.25 $      +75.00 %
 
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) 27.50 $     30.00 $      +9.09 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.90 $     1.06 $      +17.90 %
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 240.21 $     152.96 $      -36.32 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.41 $     0.16 $      -60.24 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 55.48 $     48.96 $      -11.76 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 49.78 $     91.90 $      +84.62 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.86 $     27.97 $      +34.11 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $     13.62 $      +13.54 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 47.65 $     57.10 $      +19.83 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 52.36 $     47.47 $      -9.35 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 86.00 $     89.15 $      +3.66 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 94.00 $     122.74 $      +30.58 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,510.27 $     2,856.65 $      +89.15 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 873.85 $     1,692.50 $      +93.68 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,652.17 $     4,904.95 $      +84.94 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,562.00 $     3,164.79 $      +102.61 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,402.05 $     9,687.52 $      +303.30 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,358.79 $     4,336.81 $      +219.17 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,572.78 $     4,393.12 $      +22.96 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.36     3.92      -10.13 %
 
Last updateApril, 2014April, 2014
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