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

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You would need around 6,852.60$ 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 12.97% higher than in Houston, TX
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 42.76% higher than in Houston, TX
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 97.43% higher than in Houston, TX
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 26.06% higher than in Houston, TX
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 15.55% higher than in Houston, TX
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 18.00% 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) 4.50 $     7.00 $      +55.56 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.89 $     4.04 $      +3.89 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.82 $     1.84 $      +1.22 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.46 $     1.68 $      +15.40 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.09 $     1.36 $      +24.61 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.60 $     2.73 $      +4.96 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.90 $     3.23 $      +11.57 %
Eggs (12) 2.45 $     3.09 $      +26.33 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 11.85 $     11.23 $      -5.24 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.91 $     9.30 $      +17.48 %
Apples (1kg) 4.03 $     4.56 $      +13.10 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.78 $     4.58 $      +20.91 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.24 $     4.56 $      +7.59 %
Potato (1kg) 2.46 $     2.32 $      -5.50 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.55 $     2.27 $      +46.21 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.73 $     1.93 $      +11.95 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.25 $     15.00 $      +5.26 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.25 $     1.82 $      -19.13 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.95 $     2.49 $      -15.57 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 7.05 $     12.00 $      +70.21 %
 
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 $      +17.35 %
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 234.86 $     144.46 $      -38.49 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.44 $     0.17 $      -60.81 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 54.04 $     51.00 $      -5.63 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 51.05 $     96.96 $      +89.92 %
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) 47.45 $     57.13 $      +20.38 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 51.08 $     51.00 $      -0.16 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 85.47 $     92.27 $      +7.95 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 96.62 $     128.27 $      +32.75 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,550.98 $     2,939.08 $      +89.50 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 883.51 $     1,761.11 $      +99.33 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,709.09 $     5,212.36 $      +92.40 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,577.88 $     3,357.88 $      +112.81 %
 
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 1,394.52 $     5,118.21 $      +267.02 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,613.02 $     4,229.44 $      +17.06 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.38     3.93      -10.31 %
 
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