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

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Consumer Prices in Houston, TX are 1.18% higher than in Dallas, TX (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Houston, TX are 4.51% lower than in Dallas, TX
Rent Prices in Houston, TX are 12.95% lower than in Dallas, TX
Restaurant Prices in Houston, TX are 2.60% higher than in Dallas, TX
Groceries Prices in Houston, TX are 6.49% higher than in Dallas, TX
Local Purchasing Power in Houston, TX is 5.08% lower than in Dallas, TX
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Restaurants
Dallas, TX Edit Houston, TX Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 13.25 $ 15.00 $      +13.21 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 55.00 $ 50.00 $      -9.09 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $ 8.00 $      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $ 5.38 $      +7.50 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $ 7.00 $      +16.67 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.10 $ 4.07 $      -0.82 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.96 $ 1.71 $      -12.86 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.60 $ 1.60 $      +0.02 %
Markets
Dallas, TX Edit Houston, TX Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.05 $ 2.97 $      -2.62 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.43 $ 2.28 $      -6.10 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.64 $ 1.48 $      -9.81 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.98 $ 1.96 $      -1.19 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.61 $ 4.45 $      +23.47 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.74 $ 3.51 $      -6.33 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.25 $ 5.42 $      +3.20 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.42 $ 1.81 $      +26.82 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.69 $ 0.59 $      -14.28 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.07 $ 1.58 $      +47.19 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.13 $ 1.34 $      +18.37 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.94 $ 0.92 $      -2.47 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.92 $ 0.84 $      -8.83 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.25 $ 1.44 $      +15.56 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.55 $ 1.50 $      -3.01 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $ 12.00 $      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.88 $ 2.14 $      -25.81 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.59 $ 2.62 $      +1.24 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.25 $ 7.80 $      +7.59 %
Transportation
Dallas, TX Edit Houston, TX Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 $ 1.25 $      -58.33 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 96.00 $ 40.00 $      -58.33 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.80 $ 3.00 $      +7.14 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.87 $ 2.41 $      +28.91 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 19.50 $ 24.00 $      +23.08 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 1.96 $ 1.97 $      +0.24 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,845.00 $ 23,195.00 $      +6.18 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,301.18 $ 22,154.10 $      +9.13 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Dallas, TX Edit Houston, TX Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 150.90 $ 157.52 $      +4.39 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.15 $ 0.20 $      +30.65 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 64.19 $ 62.59 $      -2.50 %
Sports And Leisure
Dallas, TX Edit Houston, TX Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.75 $ 39.00 $      -1.89 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 6.67 $ 14.78 $      +121.67 %
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 973.22 $ 875.87 $      -10.00 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 14,918.50 $ 21,291.67 $      +42.72 %
Clothing And Shoes
Dallas, TX Edit Houston, TX Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 45.31 $ 41.30 $      -8.85 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 38.41 $ 34.50 $      -10.18 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 79.47 $ 72.47 $      -8.80 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 92.27 $ 98.60 $      +6.86 %
Rent Per Month
Dallas, TX Edit Houston, TX Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,476.40 $ 1,375.28 $      -6.85 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,054.25 $ 965.26 $      -8.44 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,007.98 $ 2,433.63 $      -19.09 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,836.69 $ 1,646.15 $      -10.37 %
Buy Apartment Price
Dallas, TX Edit Houston, TX Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 273.63 $ 247.34 $      -9.61 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 147.07 $ 118.24 $      -19.60 %
Salaries And Financing
Dallas, TX Edit Houston, TX Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,893.45 $ 4,435.24 $      -9.36 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.02 3.68      -8.63 %
Last update: January 2021January 2021
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