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

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Consumer Prices in Houston, TX are 2.24% higher than in Dallas, TX (without rent)
Rent Prices in Houston, TX are 13.15% lower than in Dallas, TX
Restaurant Prices in Houston, TX are 3.46% lower than in Dallas, TX
Groceries Prices in Houston, TX are 10.75% higher than in Dallas, TX
Local Purchasing Power in Houston, TX is 13.09% 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 57.50 $ 50.00 $      -13.04 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $ 7.89 $      -1.37 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $ 5.62 $      +12.50 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.50 $ 7.00 $      +7.69 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.13 $ 4.21 $      +1.83 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.95 $ 1.70 $      -12.99 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.66 $ 1.65 $      -1.12 %
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.87 $ 2.92 $      +2.03 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.39 $ 2.30 $      -3.81 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.69 $ 1.64 $      -2.73 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.84 $ 2.02 $      +9.52 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.53 $ 4.45 $      +26.18 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.94 $ 3.83 $      -2.66 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.00 $ 5.57 $      +11.45 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.44 $ 1.93 $      +34.11 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.65 $ 0.58 $      -9.82 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.19 $ 1.65 $      +38.10 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.15 $ 1.31 $      +14.19 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.93 $ 1.03 $      +10.84 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.93 $ 0.87 $      -6.35 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.24 $ 1.38 $      +11.41 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.49 $ 1.66 $      +11.40 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $ 12.00 $      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.99 $ 2.38 $      -20.53 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.89 $ 3.26 $      +12.65 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.25 $ 7.84 $      +8.21 %
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 $ 1.25 $      -58.33 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 96.00 $ 50.00 $      -47.92 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.80 $ 3.00 $      +7.14 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.80 $ 2.41 $      +33.61 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 18.00 $ 24.00 $      +33.33 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.02 $ 2.06 $      +1.90 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,000.00 $ 23,160.00 $      +10.29 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,339.05 $ 22,356.84 $      +9.92 %
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 149.63 $ 159.25 $      +6.43 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 $ 0.20 $      +30.05 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 66.09 $ 63.42 $      -4.04 %
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 40.08 $ 36.19 $      -9.69 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 5.00 $ 14.82 $      +196.36 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $ 11.00 $      -8.33 %
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 973.22 $ 890.68 $      -8.48 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,302.20 $ 22,208.33 $      +36.23 %
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 43.53 $ 42.08 $      -3.34 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.77 $ 35.32 $      -11.19 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 80.07 $ 73.57 $      -8.11 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 91.74 $ 97.06 $      +5.80 %
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,490.66 $ 1,380.52 $      -7.39 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,056.39 $ 974.53 $      -7.75 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,018.55 $ 2,417.15 $      -19.92 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,836.39 $ 1,656.14 $      -9.82 %
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 270.42 $ 226.73 $      -16.16 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 145.66 $ 118.55 $      -18.61 %
Salaries And Financing
Dallas, TX[ Edit ] Houston, TX[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,246.07 $ 4,380.16 $      -16.51 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.04 3.90      -3.46 %
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