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

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Consumer Prices in Dallas, TX are 7.76% higher than in Houston, TX (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Dallas, TX are 10.67% higher than in Houston, TX
Rent Prices in Dallas, TX are 15.50% higher than in Houston, TX
Restaurant Prices in Dallas, TX are 8.46% higher than in Houston, TX
Groceries Prices in Dallas, TX are 5.70% higher than in Houston, TX
Local Purchasing Power in Dallas, TX is 2.25% higher than in Houston, TX
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Restaurants
Houston, TX Edit Dallas, TX Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 $ 60.00 $      +20.00 %
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) 6.00 $ 7.00 $      +16.67 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.87 $ 4.42 $      +14.22 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.70 $ 2.11 $      +24.37 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.53 $ 1.47 $      -3.96 %
Markets
Houston, TX Edit Dallas, TX Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.08 $ 3.06 $      -0.64 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.19 $ 2.54 $      +15.84 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.29 $ 1.66 $      +29.02 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.97 $ 2.06 $      +4.60 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.43 $ 3.82 $      -13.81 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.55 $ 3.74 $      +5.51 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.25 $ 6.02 $      +14.54 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.71 $ 1.58 $      -7.73 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.57 $ 0.79 $      +38.76 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.39 $ 1.30 $      -6.89 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.35 $ 1.34 $      -0.60 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.86 $ 1.11 $      +28.92 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.91 $ 1.01 $      +11.43 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.38 $ 1.32 $      -3.83 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.42 $ 1.67 $      +17.70 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $ 10.99 $      -8.42 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.08 $ 2.94 $      +41.24 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.29 $ 2.72 $      +18.76 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.18 $ 7.56 $      +5.37 %
Transportation
Houston, TX Edit Dallas, TX Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.25 $ 3.50 $      +180.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 40.00 $ 96.00 $      +140.00 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.96 $ 2.60 $      -12.01 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.31 $ 1.80 $      -22.08 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 24.00 $ 21.00 $      -12.50 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.19 $ 2.13 $      -2.81 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,000.00 $ 22,750.00 $      -5.21 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,873.82 $ 20,830.59 $      -4.77 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Houston, TX Edit Dallas, TX Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 142.41 $ 160.66 $      +12.82 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.20 $ 0.16 $      -20.99 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 62.53 $ 60.53 $      -3.19 %
Sports And Leisure
Houston, TX Edit Dallas, TX Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 40.26 $ 41.20 $      +2.34 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.67 $ 6.49 $      -58.56 %
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 943.45 $ 1,049.64 $      +11.26 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 19,833.33 $ 14,813.88 $      -25.31 %
Clothing And Shoes
Houston, TX Edit Dallas, TX Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 42.72 $ 47.80 $      +11.88 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.41 $ 41.22 $      +23.38 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 75.97 $ 78.59 $      +3.45 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 100.00 $ 96.05 $      -3.95 %
Rent Per Month
Houston, TX Edit Dallas, TX Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,385.65 $ 1,513.81 $      +9.25 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 982.31 $ 1,122.11 $      +14.23 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,457.74 $ 3,057.87 $      +24.42 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,678.35 $ 1,818.37 $      +8.34 %
Buy Apartment Price
Houston, TX Edit Dallas, TX Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 265.73 $ 288.06 $      +8.40 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 127.80 $ 152.81 $      +19.57 %
Salaries And Financing
Houston, TX Edit Dallas, TX Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,682.44 $ 5,298.49 $      +13.16 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.40 3.72      +9.62 %
Last update: June 2021June 2021
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