Cost of Living Comparison Between Denver, CO and Austin, TX 

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Consumer Prices in Austin, TX are 9.5% lower than in Denver, CO (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Austin, TX are 2.9% lower than in Denver, CO
Rent Prices in Austin, TX are 7.9% higher than in Denver, CO
Restaurant Prices in Austin, TX are 4.6% higher than in Denver, CO
Groceries Prices in Austin, TX are 12.2% lower than in Denver, CO
Local Purchasing Power in Austin, TX is 11.4% higher than in Denver, CO
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Restaurants
Denver, CO Edit Austin, TX Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $ 20.00 $      0.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $ 95.00 $      +18.8 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 11.72 $ 10.00 $      -14.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $ 6.00 $      0.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 8.00 $      0.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.66 $ 5.41 $      -4.5 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.66 $ 2.81 $      +5.6 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.25 $ 2.27 $      +0.8 %
Markets
Denver, CO Edit Austin, TX Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.19 $ 4.02 $      -3.9 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.94 $ 3.19 $      -19.0 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.42 $ 1.45 $      -39.8 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.27 $ 3.38 $      -21.0 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.10 $ 6.02 $      -1.3 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.12 $ 5.41 $      -11.7 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.67 $ 6.87 $      -10.4 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.45 $ 2.64 $      +7.5 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.78 $ 0.71 $      -8.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.37 $ 1.98 $      -16.3 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.57 $ 1.61 $      -37.4 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.30 $ 1.27 $      -1.7 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.29 $ 1.26 $      -2.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.96 $ 1.91 $      -2.5 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.97 $ 2.03 $      +3.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 16.00 $ 14.67 $      -8.3 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.06 $ 2.07 $      +0.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.96 $ 3.49 $      -11.9 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 $ 8.00 $      -20.0 %
Transportation
Denver, CO Edit Austin, TX Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 $ 1.50 $      -50.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 $ 45.00 $      -55.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 $ 3.50 $      -30.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.65 $ 2.88 $      +8.5 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $ 35.00 $      +16.7 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.42 $ 3.08 $      -9.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 36,029.12 $ 35,639.19 $      -1.1 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,370.51 $ 25,975.95 $      -5.1 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Denver, CO Edit Austin, TX Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 191.90 $ 191.58 $      -0.2 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 63.05 $ 61.40 $      -2.6 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 72.83 $ 66.20 $      -9.1 %
Sports And Leisure
Denver, CO Edit Austin, TX Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 67.00 $ 54.64 $      -18.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 41.67 $ 17.50 $      -58.0 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.0 %
Childcare
Denver, CO Edit Austin, TX Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,356.73 $ 1,488.75 $      +9.7 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,168.00 $ 21,560.00 $      +33.3 %
Clothing And Shoes
Denver, CO Edit Austin, TX Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 52.86 $ 64.46 $      +21.9 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 47.78 $ 58.43 $      +22.3 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 85.85 $ 99.32 $      +15.7 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 106.06 $ 138.43 $      +30.5 %
Rent Per Month
Denver, CO Edit Austin, TX Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,127.73 $ 2,325.71 $      +9.3 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,737.73 $ 1,562.50 $      -10.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,629.92 $ 4,742.00 $      +30.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,013.40 $ 2,711.54 $      -10.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
Denver, CO Edit Austin, TX Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 421.07 $ 692.72 $      +64.5 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 364.74 $ 260.44 $      -28.6 %
Salaries And Financing
Denver, CO Edit Austin, TX Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,126.19 $ 5,549.34 $      +8.3 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.55 6.73      +2.8 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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