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

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You would need around 4,243.83$ 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.

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Consumer Prices in Austin, TX are 7.70% higher than in Phoenix, AZ
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Austin, TX are 21.25% higher than in Phoenix, AZ
Rent Prices in Austin, TX are 54.58% higher than in Phoenix, AZ
Restaurant Prices in Austin, TX are 6.16% higher than in Phoenix, AZ
Groceries Prices in Austin, TX are 9.17% higher than in Phoenix, AZ
Local Purchasing Power in Austin, TX is 11.90% higher than in Phoenix, AZ

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  Phoenix, AZ  Austin, TX      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 11.50 $     12.00 $      +4.35 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 43.50 $     50.00 $      +14.94 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.00 $     6.05 $      +0.83 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.25 $     3.00 $      -7.69 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $     4.50 $      -10.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.61 $     3.62 $      +0.30 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.48 $     1.75 $      +18.36 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.23 $     1.36 $      +10.03 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.75 $     1.15 $      +52.25 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.29 $     2.47 $      +7.84 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 3.18 $     2.79 $      -12.25 %
Eggs (12) 2.20 $     2.29 $      +4.35 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 7.80 $     11.49 $      +47.39 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 5.84 $     9.58 $      +64.16 %
Apples (1kg) 3.43 $     3.72 $      +8.54 %
Oranges (1kg) 4.41 $     2.90 $      -34.29 %
Tomato (1kg) 3.20 $     3.62 $      +13.39 %
Potato (1kg) 2.46 $     2.64 $      +7.41 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.21 $     1.96 $      +61.19 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.82 $     1.81 $      -0.63 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $     13.50 $      +12.50 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.50 $     1.42 $      -42.99 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.08 $     2.40 $      +15.20 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 7.50 $     6.00 $      -20.00 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.12 $     1.00 $      -52.94 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 64.00 $     35.00 $      -45.31 %
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) 32.50 $     31.00 $      -4.62 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.91 $     0.88 $      -2.42 %
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 173.60 $     163.90 $      -5.59 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.12 $     0.37 $      +205.56 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 49.38 $     41.91 $      -15.12 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 35.83 $     38.62 $      +7.80 %
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) 39.17 $     45.57 $      +16.35 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 21.33 $     42.80 $      +100.63 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 67.00 $     82.14 $      +22.60 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 70.00 $     103.75 $      +48.21 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 833.33 $     1,334.72 $      +60.17 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 723.89 $     803.00 $      +10.93 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,334.00 $     2,659.50 $      +99.36 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,156.75 $     1,459.93 $      +26.21 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,829.86 $     4,090.29 $      +123.53 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,453.13 $     1,632.53 $      +12.35 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,767.86 $     3,755.34 $      +35.68 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.35     4.29      -1.29 %
 
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