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

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You would need around 6,853.68$ 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 13.23% higher than in Houston, TX
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 42.79% higher than in Houston, TX
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 96.68% higher than in Houston, TX
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 29.76% higher than in Houston, TX
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 15.14% higher than in Houston, TX
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 16.25% lower than in Houston, TX

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  Houston, TX  New York, NY      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 $     15.00 $      +25.00 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 53.00 $     75.00 $      +41.51 %
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) 3.82 $     4.02 $      +5.28 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.78 $     1.88 $      +5.50 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.44 $     1.69 $      +17.03 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.08 $     1.42 $      +32.26 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.61 $     2.75 $      +5.32 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.88 $     3.00 $      +4.27 %
Eggs (12) 2.42 $     3.16 $      +30.94 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 11.85 $     10.72 $      -9.51 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.87 $     9.30 $      +18.18 %
Apples (1kg) 4.07 $     4.59 $      +12.88 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.72 $     4.41 $      +18.65 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.16 $     4.64 $      +11.66 %
Potato (1kg) 2.46 $     2.18 $      -11.41 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.55 $     2.33 $      +50.97 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.73 $     1.91 $      +10.52 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.00 $     15.00 $      +7.14 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.25 $     1.83 $      -18.60 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.87 $     2.48 $      -13.52 %
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) 2.64 $     1.26 $      -52.25 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 27.00 $     30.00 $      +11.11 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.89 $     1.06 $      +18.10 %
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 239.52 $     153.87 $      -35.76 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.45 $     0.17 $      -61.26 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 54.39 $     50.68 $      -6.82 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 52.67 $     99.19 $      +88.34 %
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) 48.30 $     56.88 $      +17.76 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 52.50 $     51.06 $      -2.74 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 87.11 $     89.62 $      +2.89 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 96.00 $     123.08 $      +28.21 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,557.84 $     2,920.30 $      +87.46 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 886.62 $     1,783.73 $      +101.18 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,715.22 $     5,174.30 $      +90.57 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,587.50 $     3,392.20 $      +113.68 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,529.52 $     9,791.68 $      +287.10 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,407.38 $     5,118.21 $      +263.67 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,596.17 $     4,300.48 $      +19.58 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.39     3.93      -10.54 %
 
Last updateOctober, 2014October, 2014
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