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

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You would need around 6,642.10$ in New York, NY to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 4,700.00$ 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 9.05% higher than in Houston, TX
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 41.32% higher than in Houston, TX
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 103.40% higher than in Houston, TX
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 19.33% higher than in Houston, TX
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 10.02% higher than in Houston, TX
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 20.93% 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 60.00 $     75.00 $      +25.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 $     8.00 $      +14.29 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $     5.00 $      +42.86 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.75 $     6.70 $      +41.02 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.93 $     4.05 $      +2.93 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.83 $     1.86 $      +1.63 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.42 $     1.76 $      +23.99 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.04 $     1.42 $      +36.37 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.93 $     2.59 $      -11.60 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 3.14 $     2.93 $      -6.81 %
Eggs (12) 2.71 $     3.19 $      +17.76 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 11.94 $     12.55 $      +5.14 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 8.24 $     10.02 $      +21.63 %
Apples (1kg) 4.51 $     4.22 $      -6.53 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.94 $     4.69 $      +18.90 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.77 $     4.32 $      -9.29 %
Potato (1kg) 2.60 $     2.40 $      -7.68 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.61 $     2.02 $      +25.31 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.72 $     2.04 $      +18.55 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $     15.00 $      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.43 $     1.72 $      -29.13 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.19 $     2.55 $      -19.90 %
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) 2.80 $     1.28 $      -54.24 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 27.00 $     30.00 $      +11.11 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.86 $     0.96 $      +11.89 %
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 229.58 $     115.23 $      -49.81 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.45 $     0.17 $      -62.66 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 52.92 $     52.07 $      -1.61 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 49.30 $     87.36 $      +77.21 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22.00 $     39.93 $      +81.48 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $     14.00 $      +16.67 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 46.20 $     59.62 $      +29.05 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 47.50 $     54.29 $      +14.29 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 83.22 $     95.66 $      +14.95 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 94.55 $     142.82 $      +51.05 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,474.69 $     2,771.44 $      +87.93 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 899.94 $     1,739.71 $      +93.31 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,590.91 $     5,589.93 $      +115.75 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,525.00 $     3,100.36 $      +103.30 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,595.30 $     9,791.68 $      +277.29 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,395.72 $     5,496.01 $      +293.78 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,637.21 $     4,064.43 $      +11.75 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.46     3.98      -10.69 %
 
Last updateJanuary, 2015January, 2015
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Currency: USD