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

You would need around 6,657.34$ 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.

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in New York, NY are 11.30% higher than in Houston, TX
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 38.69% higher than in Houston, TX
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 88.23% higher than in Houston, TX
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 28.26% higher than in Houston, TX
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 12.74% higher than in Houston, TX
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 11.33% lower than in Houston, TX

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  Houston, TX  New York, NY      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.74 $     15.00 $      +17.74 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 51.00 $     75.00 $      +47.06 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.99 $     8.00 $      +14.45 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $     6.00 $      +71.43 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.75 $     7.00 $      +47.37 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.81 $     3.94 $      +3.29 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.79 $     1.86 $      +3.76 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.47 $     1.64 $      +11.29 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.07 $     1.40 $      +31.17 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.60 $     2.79 $      +7.43 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.88 $     2.97 $      +3.04 %
Eggs (12) 2.44 $     3.11 $      +27.17 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 11.91 $     10.99 $      -7.71 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.67 $     8.75 $      +13.97 %
Apples (1kg) 4.13 $     4.32 $      +4.77 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.78 $     4.25 $      +12.49 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.16 $     4.53 $      +9.03 %
Potato (1kg) 2.44 $     2.05 $      -16.06 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.50 $     2.33 $      +55.71 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.73 $     1.91 $      +10.74 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.00 $     15.00 $      +7.14 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.21 $     1.74 $      -21.24 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.80 $     2.52 $      -9.78 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 7.00 $     12.00 $      +71.43 %
 
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) 2.64 $     1.26 $      -52.25 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 27.00 $     30.00 $      +11.11 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.91 $     1.05 $      +16.30 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,900.00 $     23,000.00 $      -7.63 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 242.97 $     150.30 $      -38.14 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.44 $     0.18 $      -60.59 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 55.36 $     49.18 $      -11.16 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 51.89 $     93.39 $      +79.96 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.56 $     31.62 $      +46.68 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $     14.00 $      +16.67 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 48.00 $     57.75 $      +20.30 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 53.33 $     52.94 $      -0.74 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 86.39 $     87.80 $      +1.63 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 95.71 $     121.97 $      +27.43 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,573.36 $     2,818.17 $      +79.12 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 894.95 $     1,719.44 $      +92.13 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,745.45 $     4,995.86 $      +81.97 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,596.30 $     3,285.00 $      +105.79 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,516.77 $     9,791.68 $      +289.06 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,400.57 $     4,848.34 $      +246.17 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,569.82 $     4,390.43 $      +22.99 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.39     3.90      -11.13 %
 
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