Cost of Living Comparison Between Los Angeles, CA and Austin, TX 

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Cost of Living in Austin, TX is 15.9% lower than in Los Angeles, CA (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Austin, TX is 15.3% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
Rent Prices in Austin, TX are 14.5% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
Restaurant Prices in Austin, TX are 24.9% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
Groceries Prices in Austin, TX are 16.6% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Austin, TX is 23.7% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
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Restaurants
Los Angeles, CA Edit Austin, TX Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 24.03 $ 18.00 $      -25.1 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 $ 80.00 $      -33.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $ 10.00 $      -16.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $ 6.00 $      -25.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 $ 8.00 $      -20.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.34 $ 5.36 $      +0.3 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.79 $ 2.70 $      -3.3 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.10 $ 2.16 $      +2.8 %
Markets
Los Angeles, CA Edit Austin, TX Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.55 $ 3.95 $      -13.2 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.67 $ 3.22 $      -31.2 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.59 $ 1.40 $      -45.9 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.91 $ 3.41 $      -30.6 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.13 $ 6.18 $      +0.7 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.43 $ 5.30 $      -28.7 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.29 $ 6.69 $      -19.3 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.53 $ 2.59 $      +2.3 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.05 $ 0.71 $      -32.8 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.53 $ 2.04 $      +33.1 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.20 $ 1.67 $      -24.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.40 $ 1.26 $      -10.0 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.09 $ 1.24 $      +13.9 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.07 $ 1.94 $      -6.5 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.16 $ 2.00 $      -7.7 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.99 $ 15.00 $      +0.1 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.60 $ 2.07 $      -20.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.88 $ 3.57 $      -8.2 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.00 $ 8.00 $      -33.3 %
Transportation
Los Angeles, CA Edit Austin, TX Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.75 $ 1.75 $      0.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 83.48 $ 45.00 $      -46.1 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.10 $ 3.25 $      +4.8 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $ 2.75 $      +1.9 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 29.19 $ 35.00 $      +19.9 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.31 $ 3.07 $      -42.2 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000.00 $ 35,639.19 $      +18.8 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,886.65 $ 26,102.62 $      -2.9 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Los Angeles, CA Edit Austin, TX Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 190.64 $ 173.25 $      -9.1 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 66.99 $ 61.15 $      -8.7 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 74.36 $ 66.20 $      -11.0 %
Sports And Leisure
Los Angeles, CA Edit Austin, TX Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 51.36 $ 54.64 $      +6.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 9.40 $ 17.50 $      +86.2 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 $ 14.00 $      -22.2 %
Childcare
Los Angeles, CA Edit Austin, TX Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,950.00 $ 1,476.11 $      -24.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 28,750.00 $ 21,625.00 $      -24.8 %
Clothing And Shoes
Los Angeles, CA Edit Austin, TX Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 61.60 $ 61.92 $      +0.5 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 44.06 $ 55.85 $      +26.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 106.54 $ 97.56 $      -8.4 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 145.95 $ 132.87 $      -9.0 %
Rent Per Month
Los Angeles, CA Edit Austin, TX Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,464.52 $ 2,262.92 $      -8.2 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,094.00 $ 1,530.36 $      -26.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,642.78 $ 4,589.15 $      -1.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,717.50 $ 2,665.22 $      -28.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
Los Angeles, CA Edit Austin, TX Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 713.63 $ 368.17 $      -48.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 650.44 $ 249.25 $      -61.7 %
Salaries And Financing
Los Angeles, CA Edit Austin, TX Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,324.81 $ 5,579.13 $      +4.8 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.71 6.69      -0.3 %
Last update: May 2024May 2024
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