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

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You would need around 7,330.96$ in New York, NY to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 4,200.00$ in Houston, TX (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index. This comparison assumes net earnings (after income tax).

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Consumer Prices in New York, NY are 28.90% higher than in Houston, TX
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 74.55% higher than in Houston, TX
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 171.68% higher than in Houston, TX
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 42.21% higher than in Houston, TX
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 27.07% higher than in Houston, TX
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 39.20% lower than in Houston, TX

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  Houston, TX  New York, NY      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 $     18.00 $      +50.00 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 $     75.00 $      +50.00 %
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) 5.00 $     7.00 $      +40.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.79 $     4.27 $      +12.72 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.69 $     1.81 $      +6.85 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.27 $     1.63 $      +28.42 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.46 $     4.56 $      +32.09 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.11 $     2.86 $      +35.66 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.42 $     1.99 $      +39.60 %
Eggs (12) 2.46 $     3.41 $      +38.48 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.07 $     5.32 $      +4.88 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.08 $     5.66 $      +38.66 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.08 $     2.27 $      +9.53 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.85 $     2.27 $      +22.96 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.14 $     2.19 $      +2.20 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.35 $     1.32 $      -2.09 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.42 $     2.05 $      +44.24 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.58 $     2.21 $      +40.57 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 11.00 $     15.00 $      +36.36 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.36 $     1.97 $      +45.07 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 1.82 $     2.60 $      +42.75 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 7.00 $     13.00 $      +85.71 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.25 $     2.75 $      +120.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 60.00 $     116.50 $      +94.17 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 $     2.50 $      -37.50 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.00 $     2.50 $      -37.50 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 27.50 $     30.00 $      +9.09 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.36 $     3.07 $      +30.15 %
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 915 sq ft Apartment 150.36 $     132.23 $      -12.06 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.45 $     0.18 $      -61.01 %
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 44.78 $     60.25 $      +34.56 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 36.00 $     78.80 $      +118.89 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22.50 $     53.33 $      +137.04 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $     14.25 $      +42.50 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 40.20 $     55.36 $      +37.71 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.50 $     50.36 $      +54.97 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 67.11 $     94.00 $      +40.07 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 94.10 $     130.00 $      +38.15 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,142.86 $     3,053.95 $      +167.22 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 825.50 $     1,932.41 $      +134.09 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,000.00 $     6,455.56 $      +222.78 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,441.67 $     3,256.25 $      +125.87 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 241.87 $     2,098.75 $      +767.71 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 129.33 $     947.23 $      +632.40 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,100.21 $     3,290.13 $      +6.13 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.20     3.98      -5.33 %
 
Last updateAugust, 2015August, 2015
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Currency: USD