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

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Consumer Prices in Dallas, TX are 1.16% lower than in Houston, TX (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Dallas, TX are 4.73% higher than in Houston, TX
Rent Prices in Dallas, TX are 14.87% higher than in Houston, TX
Restaurant Prices in Dallas, TX are 2.54% lower than in Houston, TX
Groceries Prices in Dallas, TX are 6.09% lower than in Houston, TX
Local Purchasing Power in Dallas, TX is 5.35% higher than in Houston, TX
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Restaurants
Houston, TX Edit Dallas, TX Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $ 13.25 $      -11.67 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 $ 55.00 $      +10.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $ 8.00 $      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.38 $ 5.00 $      -6.98 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $ 6.00 $      -14.29 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.07 $ 4.10 $      +0.82 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.71 $ 1.96 $      +14.76 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.60 $ 1.60 $      -0.02 %
Markets
Houston, TX Edit Dallas, TX Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.97 $ 3.05 $      +2.69 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.28 $ 2.43 $      +6.49 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.48 $ 1.64 $      +10.87 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.96 $ 1.98 $      +1.20 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.45 $ 3.61 $      -19.01 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.51 $ 3.74 $      +6.76 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.42 $ 5.25 $      -3.10 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.81 $ 1.42 $      -21.15 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.59 $ 0.69 $      +16.66 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.58 $ 1.07 $      -32.06 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.34 $ 1.13 $      -15.52 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.92 $ 0.94 $      +2.53 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.84 $ 0.92 $      +9.68 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.44 $ 1.25 $      -13.47 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.50 $ 1.55 $      +3.10 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $ 12.00 $      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.14 $ 2.88 $      +34.79 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.62 $ 2.59 $      -1.23 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.80 $ 7.25 $      -7.05 %
Transportation
Houston, TX Edit Dallas, TX Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.25 $ 3.00 $      +140.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 40.00 $ 96.00 $      +140.00 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 2.80 $      -6.67 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.41 $ 1.87 $      -22.43 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 24.00 $ 19.50 $      -18.75 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 1.97 $ 1.96 $      -0.24 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,195.00 $ 21,845.00 $      -5.82 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,154.10 $ 20,301.18 $      -8.36 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Houston, TX Edit Dallas, TX Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 157.52 $ 150.90 $      -4.20 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.20 $ 0.15 $      -23.46 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 62.59 $ 64.19 $      +2.57 %
Sports And Leisure
Houston, TX Edit Dallas, TX Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.00 $ 39.75 $      +1.92 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.78 $ 6.67 $      -54.89 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $ 12.00 $      0.00 %
Childcare
Houston, TX Edit Dallas, TX Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 875.87 $ 973.22 $      +11.11 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 21,291.67 $ 14,918.50 $      -29.93 %
Clothing And Shoes
Houston, TX Edit Dallas, TX Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 41.30 $ 45.31 $      +9.71 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.50 $ 38.41 $      +11.33 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 72.47 $ 79.47 $      +9.65 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 98.60 $ 92.27 $      -6.42 %
Rent Per Month
Houston, TX Edit Dallas, TX Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,375.28 $ 1,476.40 $      +7.35 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 965.26 $ 1,054.25 $      +9.22 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,433.63 $ 3,007.98 $      +23.60 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,646.15 $ 1,836.69 $      +11.57 %
Buy Apartment Price
Houston, TX Edit Dallas, TX Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 247.34 $ 273.63 $      +10.63 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 118.24 $ 147.07 $      +24.38 %
Salaries And Financing
Houston, TX Edit Dallas, TX Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,435.24 $ 4,893.45 $      +10.33 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.68 4.02      +9.45 %
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