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

You would need around 6,637.88$ 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.

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in New York, NY are 11.24% higher than in Houston, TX
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 38.29% higher than in Houston, TX
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 87.12% higher than in Houston, TX
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 29.08% higher than in Houston, TX
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 11.88% higher than in Houston, TX
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 10.81% 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 51.00 $     77.50 $      +51.96 %
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) 3.79 $     3.95 $      +4.17 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.79 $     1.85 $      +3.48 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.46 $     1.65 $      +12.58 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.07 $     1.41 $      +31.83 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.60 $     2.81 $      +8.20 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.88 $     2.88 $      -0.09 %
Eggs (12) 2.44 $     3.09 $      +26.71 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 11.91 $     11.10 $      -6.80 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.67 $     8.74 $      +13.94 %
Apples (1kg) 4.13 $     4.23 $      +2.55 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.78 $     4.13 $      +9.06 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.16 $     4.43 $      +6.64 %
Potato (1kg) 2.44 $     2.05 $      -16.06 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.50 $     2.30 $      +53.48 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.73 $     1.91 $      +10.40 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.00 $     15.00 $      +7.14 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.21 $     1.69 $      -23.68 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.80 $     2.45 $      -12.47 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 7.00 $     12.00 $      +71.43 %
 
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) 0.91 $     1.06 $      +16.55 %
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 242.97 $     151.92 $      -37.47 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.44 $     0.18 $      -60.59 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 55.36 $     49.18 $      -11.16 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 51.89 $     94.23 $      +81.57 %
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 $     56.73 $      +18.20 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 53.33 $     51.47 $      -3.50 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 86.39 $     87.90 $      +1.75 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 95.71 $     126.07 $      +31.72 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,583.12 $     2,838.13 $      +79.27 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 894.98 $     1,711.29 $      +91.21 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,745.45 $     4,948.04 $      +80.23 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,607.69 $     3,285.00 $      +104.33 %
 
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 $     4,848.34 $      +246.17 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,582.76 $     4,418.77 $      +23.33 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.39     3.92      -10.56 %
 
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