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

You would need around 4,263.63$ 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 8.07% higher than in Phoenix, AZ
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Austin, TX are 21.82% higher than in Phoenix, AZ
Rent Prices in Austin, TX are 57.12% higher than in Phoenix, AZ
Restaurant Prices in Austin, TX are 2.13% higher than in Phoenix, AZ
Groceries Prices in Austin, TX are 7.39% higher than in Phoenix, AZ
Local Purchasing Power in Austin, TX is 11.53% lower than in Phoenix, AZ

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  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 45.00 $     50.00 $      +11.11 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.38 $     6.04 $      -5.33 %
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) 3.90 $     3.60 $      -7.72 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.58 $     1.78 $      +12.89 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.17 $     1.35 $      +15.31 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.77 $     1.18 $      +52.96 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.25 $     2.61 $      +16.14 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 3.37 $     2.37 $      -29.61 %
Eggs (12) 2.17 $     2.45 $      +12.63 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 7.02 $     11.78 $      +67.90 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 6.92 $     9.21 $      +33.04 %
Apples (1kg) 3.82 $     3.62 $      -5.29 %
Oranges (1kg) 4.25 $     2.85 $      -32.80 %
Tomato (1kg) 3.30 $     3.81 $      +15.30 %
Potato (1kg) 2.43 $     2.73 $      +12.25 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.35 $     1.87 $      +38.26 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.73 $     1.65 $      -4.72 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $     12.50 $      +4.17 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.88 $     1.51 $      -47.63 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.00 $     2.50 $      -16.67 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 7.00 $     6.00 $      -14.29 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $     1.00 $      -50.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 55.00 $     34.00 $      -38.18 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $     3.38 $      +12.50 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.32 $     1.24 $      -5.88 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 32.50 $     31.00 $      -4.62 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.92 $     0.89 $      -3.80 %
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 165.90 $     174.28 $      +5.05 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.12 $     0.37 $      +205.56 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 38.90 $     41.00 $      +5.40 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 32.50 $     42.11 $      +29.58 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.00 $     20.00 $      +100.00 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $     10.00 $      0.00 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 40.56 $     42.37 $      +4.48 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.50 $     41.00 $      +26.15 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 65.71 $     79.29 $      +20.65 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 69.17 $     93.75 $      +35.54 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 838.46 $     1,332.81 $      +58.96 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 667.92 $     794.38 $      +18.93 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,375.50 $     2,626.82 $      +90.97 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,080.40 $     1,471.36 $      +36.19 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,578.71 $     4,171.02 $      +164.20 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,327.55 $     1,641.50 $      +23.65 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,019.49 $     3,254.31 $      +7.78 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.24     4.31      +1.70 %
 
Last updateSeptember, 2014September, 2014
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