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

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You would need around 4,345.90$ in Austin, TX to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 3,600.00$ 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 5.30% higher than in Phoenix, AZ
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Austin, TX are 20.72% higher than in Phoenix, AZ
Rent Prices in Austin, TX are 61.00% higher than in Phoenix, AZ
Restaurant Prices in Austin, TX are 2.62% higher than in Phoenix, AZ
Groceries Prices in Austin, TX are 3.28% higher than in Phoenix, AZ
Local Purchasing Power in Austin, TX is 0.31% higher 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 6.25 $     6.02 $      -3.68 %
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) 3.75 $     3.60 $      -4.02 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.63 $     1.78 $      +9.05 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.17 $     1.33 $      +13.46 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.77 $     1.16 $      +51.12 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.27 $     2.61 $      +15.40 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 3.70 $     2.58 $      -30.28 %
Eggs (12) 2.29 $     2.40 $      +4.46 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 7.96 $     11.78 $      +48.05 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 6.30 $     8.92 $      +41.58 %
Apples (1kg) 4.10 $     3.45 $      -15.94 %
Oranges (1kg) 4.25 $     2.71 $      -36.15 %
Tomato (1kg) 3.61 $     3.58 $      -0.87 %
Potato (1kg) 2.57 $     2.73 $      +6.45 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.47 $     1.87 $      +27.00 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.69 $     1.65 $      -2.17 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.50 $     12.50 $      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.00 $     1.51 $      -49.81 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.56 $     2.50 $      -2.44 %
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) 59.50 $     35.00 $      -41.18 %
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) 0.91 $     0.88 $      -2.86 %
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 169.75 $     169.28 $      -0.28 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.12 $     0.37 $      +205.56 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 44.70 $     41.45 $      -7.26 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 33.57 $     40.50 $      +20.64 %
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) 42.14 $     42.71 $      +1.35 %
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 $     1,329.17 $      +57.92 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 676.50 $     794.71 $      +17.47 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,328.22 $     2,738.50 $      +106.18 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,105.40 $     1,499.93 $      +35.69 %
 
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) 2,992.31 $     3,623.54 $      +21.10 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.19     4.29      +2.28 %
 
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