Cost of Living Comparison Between Houston, TX and New York, NY 

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Consumer Prices in New York, NY are 58.44% higher than in Houston, TX (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 83.12% higher than in Houston, TX
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 123.72% higher than in Houston, TX
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 51.43% higher than in Houston, TX
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 70.21% higher than in Houston, TX
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 26.44% lower than in Houston, TX
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Restaurants
Houston, TX Edit New York, NY Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $ 20.00 $      +33.33 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 $ 100.00 $      +100.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $ 9.00 $      +12.50 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $ 7.20 $      +44.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $ 9.00 $      +50.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.94 $ 4.99 $      +26.70 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.68 $ 2.14 $      +27.67 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.54 $ 1.74 $      +12.73 %
Markets
Houston, TX Edit New York, NY Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.05 $ 4.56 $      +49.84 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.20 $ 3.63 $      +65.14 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.32 $ 2.46 $      +85.57 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.00 $ 3.24 $      +62.09 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.36 $ 6.09 $      +39.44 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.55 $ 5.99 $      +69.08 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.33 $ 7.82 $      +46.82 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.73 $ 2.71 $      +56.59 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.57 $ 1.30 $      +126.29 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.42 $ 2.70 $      +89.95 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.32 $ 2.85 $      +114.97 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.88 $ 1.92 $      +116.88 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.92 $ 1.88 $      +105.66 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.36 $ 2.38 $      +74.37 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.39 $ 2.13 $      +52.93 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $ 15.00 $      +25.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.14 $ 3.05 $      +42.70 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.34 $ 2.98 $      +27.60 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.15 $ 15.00 $      +109.79 %
Transportation
Houston, TX Edit New York, NY Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.25 $ 2.75 $      +120.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 40.00 $ 127.25 $      +218.12 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 3.80 $      +26.67 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.31 $ 3.00 $      +29.87 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 24.00 $ 30.00 $      +25.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.08 $ 2.70 $      +29.93 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,000.00 $ 22,637.50 $      -5.68 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,873.82 $ 21,275.90 $      -2.73 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Houston, TX Edit New York, NY Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 145.06 $ 152.93 $      +5.42 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.20 $ 0.11 $      -45.68 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 63.19 $ 66.49 $      +5.23 %
Sports And Leisure
Houston, TX Edit New York, NY Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.66 $ 107.90 $      +172.06 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.10 $ 36.07 $      +110.94 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.50 $ 16.00 $      +39.13 %
Childcare
Houston, TX Edit New York, NY Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 889.66 $ 2,573.92 $      +189.32 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 19,833.33 $ 36,437.50 $      +83.72 %
Clothing And Shoes
Houston, TX Edit New York, NY Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 42.77 $ 62.94 $      +47.16 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.41 $ 44.93 $      +34.49 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 75.01 $ 90.62 $      +20.81 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 98.07 $ 131.31 $      +33.90 %
Rent Per Month
Houston, TX Edit New York, NY Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,407.35 $ 3,104.77 $      +120.61 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 979.92 $ 2,022.16 $      +106.36 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,478.43 $ 6,187.89 $      +149.67 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,723.86 $ 3,427.59 $      +98.83 %
Buy Apartment Price
Houston, TX Edit New York, NY Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 255.18 $ 1,438.34 $      +463.65 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 122.65 $ 742.77 $      +505.62 %
Salaries And Financing
Houston, TX Edit New York, NY Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,591.17 $ 6,184.01 $      +34.69 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.49 3.61      +3.25 %
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