Numbeo

Cost of Living Comparison Between Phoenix, AZ and Austin, TX Reverse

Switch to:

You would need around 4,270.45$ in Austin, TX to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 3,500.00$ in Phoenix, AZ (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Austin, TX are 7.44% higher than in Phoenix, AZ
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Austin, TX are 22.01% higher than in Phoenix, AZ
Rent Prices in Austin, TX are 59.65% higher than in Phoenix, AZ
Restaurant Prices in Austin, TX are 3.57% higher than in Phoenix, AZ
Groceries Prices in Austin, TX are 6.36% higher than in Phoenix, AZ
Local Purchasing Power in Austin, TX is 7.59% lower than in Phoenix, AZ

Currency: Default Currency      Switch to imperial measurement units
  Phoenix, AZ  Austin, TX      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 $     12.00 $      0.00 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 43.50 $     50.00 $      +14.94 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.38 $     6.02 $      -5.57 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $     3.00 $      -14.29 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $     5.00 $      0.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.80 $     3.62 $      -4.49 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.58 $     1.77 $      +12.17 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.16 $     1.34 $      +15.70 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.79 $     1.18 $      +50.26 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.28 $     2.61 $      +14.71 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 3.68 $     2.58 $      -29.73 %
Eggs (12) 2.19 $     2.45 $      +11.75 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 7.35 $     11.78 $      +60.19 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 6.34 $     8.92 $      +40.72 %
Apples (1kg) 3.82 $     3.45 $      -9.93 %
Oranges (1kg) 4.25 $     2.85 $      -32.80 %
Tomato (1kg) 3.46 $     3.58 $      +3.50 %
Potato (1kg) 2.51 $     2.73 $      +9.01 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.45 $     1.87 $      +28.78 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.63 $     1.65 $      +1.40 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $     12.50 $      +4.17 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.17 $     1.51 $      -52.45 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.95 $     2.50 $      -15.25 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.74 $     6.00 $      -11.05 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $     1.00 $      -50.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 55.00 $     35.00 $      -36.36 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $     3.38 $      +12.50 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.38 $     1.24 $      -10.11 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 35.00 $     31.00 $      -11.43 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.92 $     0.89 $      -3.23 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,000.00 $     20,000.00 $      0.00 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 174.07 $     172.09 $      -1.14 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.12 $     0.37 $      +205.56 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 43.36 $     42.10 $      -2.92 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 33.57 $     42.11 $      +25.44 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.00 $     20.00 $      +100.00 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 9.88 $     10.00 $      +1.27 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 41.88 $     42.71 $      +2.00 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 26.67 $     41.00 $      +53.75 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 63.33 $     79.29 $      +25.19 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 64.00 $     93.75 $      +46.48 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 841.67 $     1,360.29 $      +61.62 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 674.09 $     794.38 $      +17.84 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,328.22 $     2,668.50 $      +100.91 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,095.82 $     1,466.60 $      +33.84 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,829.86 $     4,171.02 $      +127.94 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,453.13 $     1,641.50 $      +12.96 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,053.02 $     3,442.17 $      +12.75 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.17     4.31      +3.36 %
 
Last updateSeptember, 2014October, 2014
Contributors (past 18 months)114140
Currency: USD