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

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Consumer Prices in Houston, TX are 7.21% lower than in Dallas, TX (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Houston, TX are 9.64% lower than in Dallas, TX
Rent Prices in Houston, TX are 13.42% lower than in Dallas, TX
Restaurant Prices in Houston, TX are 7.80% lower than in Dallas, TX
Groceries Prices in Houston, TX are 5.39% lower than in Dallas, TX
Local Purchasing Power in Houston, TX is 2.20% lower than in Dallas, TX
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Restaurants
Dallas, TX Edit Houston, TX Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $ 50.00 $      -16.67 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $ 8.00 $      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $ 5.00 $      0.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $ 6.00 $      -14.29 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.42 $ 3.87 $      -12.45 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.11 $ 1.70 $      -19.59 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.47 $ 1.53 $      +4.12 %
Markets
Dallas, TX Edit Houston, TX Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.06 $ 3.08 $      +0.65 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.54 $ 2.19 $      -13.67 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.66 $ 1.29 $      -22.49 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.06 $ 1.97 $      -4.40 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.82 $ 4.43 $      +16.03 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.74 $ 3.55 $      -5.23 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.02 $ 5.25 $      -12.70 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.58 $ 1.71 $      +8.38 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.79 $ 0.57 $      -27.94 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.30 $ 1.39 $      +7.41 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.34 $ 1.35 $      +0.60 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.11 $ 0.86 $      -22.43 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.01 $ 0.91 $      -10.26 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.32 $ 1.38 $      +3.98 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.67 $ 1.42 $      -15.04 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.99 $ 12.00 $      +9.19 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.94 $ 2.08 $      -29.20 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.72 $ 2.29 $      -15.80 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.56 $ 7.18 $      -5.09 %
Transportation
Dallas, TX Edit Houston, TX Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.50 $ 1.25 $      -64.29 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 96.00 $ 40.00 $      -58.33 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.60 $ 2.96 $      +13.65 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.80 $ 2.31 $      +28.33 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 21.00 $ 24.00 $      +14.29 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.13 $ 2.19 $      +2.89 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,750.00 $ 24,000.00 $      +5.49 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,830.59 $ 21,873.82 $      +5.01 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Dallas, TX Edit Houston, TX Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 160.66 $ 142.41 $      -11.36 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 $ 0.20 $      +26.56 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 60.53 $ 62.53 $      +3.30 %
Sports And Leisure
Dallas, TX Edit Houston, TX Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 41.20 $ 40.26 $      -2.29 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 6.49 $ 15.67 $      +141.30 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $ 12.00 $      0.00 %
Childcare
Dallas, TX Edit Houston, TX Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,049.64 $ 943.45 $      -10.12 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 14,813.88 $ 19,833.33 $      +33.88 %
Clothing And Shoes
Dallas, TX Edit Houston, TX Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 47.80 $ 42.72 $      -10.62 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 41.22 $ 33.41 $      -18.95 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 78.59 $ 75.97 $      -3.33 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 96.05 $ 100.00 $      +4.12 %
Rent Per Month
Dallas, TX Edit Houston, TX Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,513.81 $ 1,385.65 $      -8.47 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,122.11 $ 982.31 $      -12.46 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,057.87 $ 2,457.74 $      -19.63 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,818.37 $ 1,678.35 $      -7.70 %
Buy Apartment Price
Dallas, TX Edit Houston, TX Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 288.06 $ 265.73 $      -7.75 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 152.81 $ 127.80 $      -16.37 %
Salaries And Financing
Dallas, TX Edit Houston, TX Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,298.49 $ 4,682.44 $      -11.63 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.72 3.40      -8.78 %
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