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Cost of Living Comparison Between Dallas, TX and Houston, TX 

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Consumer Prices in Houston, TX are 2.54% lower than in Dallas, TX
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Houston, TX are 2.17% lower than in Dallas, TX
Rent Prices in Houston, TX are 1.57% lower than in Dallas, TX
Restaurant Prices in Houston, TX are 20.09% higher than in Dallas, TX
Groceries Prices in Houston, TX are 8.41% lower than in Dallas, TX
Local Purchasing Power in Houston, TX is 18.94% lower than in Dallas, TX
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.34 $ 15.00 $      +21.61 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 $ 65.00 $      +30.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 $ 7.29 $      +4.14 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 $ 5.00 $      +25.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $ 6.00 $      0.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.91 $ 4.23 $      +8.00 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.66 $ 1.80 $      +8.47 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.25 $ 1.45 $      +15.96 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.51 $ 2.96 $      +18.09 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.04 $ 2.00 $      -1.65 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.00 $ 1.29 $      -35.38 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.04 $ 2.16 $      +5.67 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.36 $ 4.60 $      +5.34 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.70 $ 3.33 $      -10.07 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.83 $ 4.58 $      -5.21 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.73 $ 1.34 $      -22.83 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.52 $ 0.52 $      -1.09 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.58 $ 1.34 $      -15.13 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.34 $ 1.00 $      -25.22 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.82 $ 0.88 $      +6.62 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.08 $ 0.71 $      -33.84 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.47 $ 1.15 $      -22.14 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.40 $ 1.51 $      +7.68 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 13.00 $      -13.33 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.90 $ 2.25 $      +18.22 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.40 $ 2.73 $      +13.54 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.00 $ 7.00 $      0.00 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $ 1.25 $      -50.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 $ 50.00 $      -37.50 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.05 $ 2.75 $      -9.84 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.80 $ 2.50 $      +38.89 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 20.00 $ 24.00 $      +20.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.49 $ 2.48 $      -0.20 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,000.00 $ 20,000.00 $      +5.26 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,821.00 $ 19,339.32 $      -2.43 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 147.00 $ 134.76 $      -8.33 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 $ 0.13 $      -1.11 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 62.09 $ 58.89 $      -5.17 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 40.81 $ 36.43 $      -10.73 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 4.00 $ 12.50 $      +212.50 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $ 10.00 $      -16.67 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 896.98 $ 893.04 $      -0.44 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 14,000.00 $ 21,647.06 $      +54.62 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 42.20 $ 39.59 $      -6.18 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 38.29 $ 34.45 $      -10.02 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 74.25 $ 69.03 $      -7.03 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 96.06 $ 87.91 $      -8.48 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,346.26 $ 1,336.82 $      -0.70 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 974.83 $ 882.92 $      -9.43 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,458.67 $ 2,538.57 $      +3.25 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,721.66 $ 1,640.75 $      -4.70 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 230.15 $ 191.79 $      -16.67 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 124.76 $ 100.56 $      -19.40 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,411.28 $ 3,498.15 $      -20.70 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.22 4.25      +0.69 %
Last update: March 2019March 2019
Contributors:306369
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD