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

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You would need around 6,667.20$ 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 11.04% higher than in Houston, TX
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 38.90% higher than in Houston, TX
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 89.77% higher than in Houston, TX
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 25.96% higher than in Houston, TX
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 12.12% higher than in Houston, TX
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 14.02% lower than in Houston, TX

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  Houston, TX  New York, NY      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.98 $     15.00 $      +15.56 %
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 $     3.99 $      +4.45 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.79 $     1.88 $      +5.18 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.46 $     1.68 $      +15.49 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.07 $     1.41 $      +32.02 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.60 $     2.74 $      +5.31 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.88 $     3.00 $      +4.27 %
Eggs (12) 2.45 $     3.14 $      +28.15 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 11.91 $     10.88 $      -8.62 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.91 $     8.72 $      +10.23 %
Apples (1kg) 4.11 $     4.38 $      +6.65 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.75 $     4.21 $      +12.28 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.16 $     4.55 $      +9.41 %
Potato (1kg) 2.44 $     2.10 $      -13.90 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.53 $     2.36 $      +54.53 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.75 $     1.93 $      +9.90 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.25 $     15.00 $      +5.26 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.19 $     1.81 $      -17.46 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.78 $     2.56 $      -7.78 %
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 $     1.28 $      -51.55 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 27.00 $     30.00 $      +11.11 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.90 $     1.06 $      +17.82 %
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 $     151.65 $      -36.69 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.44 $     0.17 $      -60.81 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 54.39 $     49.92 $      -8.22 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 52.67 $     95.65 $      +81.61 %
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 $     56.88 $      +18.49 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 53.64 $     51.13 $      -4.67 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 86.84 $     87.35 $      +0.58 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 96.07 $     126.07 $      +31.23 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,575.08 $     2,875.61 $      +82.57 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 882.83 $     1,739.60 $      +97.05 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,728.26 $     4,971.85 $      +82.24 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,596.15 $     3,283.54 $      +105.72 %
 
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 $     5,118.21 $      +265.44 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,582.76 $     4,278.82 $      +19.43 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.39     3.90      -11.35 %
 
Last updateSeptember, 2014September, 2014
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