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

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You would need around 6,712.73$ in New York, NY to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 4,600.00$ 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 14.13% higher than in Houston, TX
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 45.93% higher than in Houston, TX
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 109.56% higher than in Houston, TX
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 26.03% higher than in Houston, TX
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 15.31% higher than in Houston, TX
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 26.53% 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 58.00 $     75.00 $      +29.31 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 $     8.00 $      +14.29 %
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) 3.93 $     4.14 $      +5.41 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.78 $     1.85 $      +4.12 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.38 $     1.76 $      +27.80 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.98 $     1.47 $      +50.60 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.89 $     2.65 $      -8.19 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 3.13 $     2.99 $      -4.33 %
Eggs (12) 2.60 $     3.12 $      +19.66 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 11.65 $     13.38 $      +14.91 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 8.04 $     10.02 $      +24.59 %
Apples (1kg) 4.49 $     4.71 $      +4.75 %
Oranges (1kg) 4.01 $     5.17 $      +29.01 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.36 $     4.72 $      +8.31 %
Potato (1kg) 2.87 $     2.40 $      -16.31 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.59 $     2.07 $      +29.55 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.72 $     2.02 $      +17.46 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $     15.00 $      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.43 $     1.75 $      -27.98 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.19 $     2.61 $      -17.93 %
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) 2.69 $     1.24 $      -53.76 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 27.00 $     32.50 $      +20.37 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.77 $     0.88 $      +14.79 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,400.00 $     23,000.00 $      -5.74 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 221.17 $     110.22 $      -50.17 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.45 $     0.16 $      -65.07 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 50.50 $     53.20 $      +5.35 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 45.27 $     88.33 $      +95.11 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22.00 $     45.00 $      +104.55 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.50 $     14.00 $      +33.33 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 45.50 $     58.73 $      +29.07 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 44.29 $     53.33 $      +20.43 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 79.14 $     96.00 $      +21.30 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 93.25 $     143.12 $      +53.49 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,387.50 $     2,672.42 $      +92.61 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 880.19 $     1,704.64 $      +93.67 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,390.91 $     5,468.06 $      +128.70 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,461.54 $     2,980.00 $      +103.89 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,591.03 $     10,381.96 $      +300.69 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,371.05 $     5,659.08 $      +312.75 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,626.98 $     3,888.87 $      +7.22 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.44     4.02      -9.42 %
 
Last updateFebruary, 2015February, 2015
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Currency: USD