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

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Cost of Living in Dallas, TX is 9.6% lower than in Los Angeles, CA (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Dallas, TX is 15.4% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
Rent Prices in Dallas, TX are 23.3% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
Restaurant Prices in Dallas, TX are 23.0% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
Groceries Prices in Dallas, TX are 12.8% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Dallas, TX is 21.6% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
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Restaurants
Los Angeles, CA Edit Dallas, TX Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 24.03 $ 20.00 $      -16.8 %
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 $ 5.00 $      -37.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 $ 7.00 $      -30.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.34 $ 5.38 $      +0.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.79 $ 2.62 $      -6.0 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.10 $ 2.08 $      -1.0 %
Markets
Los Angeles, CA Edit Dallas, TX Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.55 $ 3.59 $      -21.2 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.67 $ 3.25 $      -30.4 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.59 $ 2.11 $      -18.7 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.91 $ 2.52 $      -48.6 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.13 $ 4.94 $      -19.4 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.43 $ 5.73 $      -22.8 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.29 $ 7.35 $      -11.4 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.53 $ 2.22 $      -12.3 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.05 $ 0.67 $      -36.2 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.53 $ 2.18 $      +42.4 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.20 $ 1.99 $      -9.2 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.40 $ 1.65 $      +17.9 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.09 $ 1.31 $      +19.8 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.07 $ 2.07 $      -0.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.16 $ 2.31 $      +6.7 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.99 $ 15.00 $      +0.1 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.60 $ 2.17 $      -16.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.88 $ 4.71 $      +21.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.00 $ 9.98 $      -16.8 %
Transportation
Los Angeles, CA Edit Dallas, TX Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.75 $ 3.00 $      +71.4 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 83.48 $ 95.00 $      +13.8 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.10 $ 3.00 $      -3.2 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $ 2.80 $      +3.7 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 29.19 $ 24.00 $      -17.8 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.31 $ 3.06 $      -42.4 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000.00 $ 32,000.00 $      +6.7 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,886.65 $ 26,692.40 $      -0.7 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Los Angeles, CA Edit Dallas, TX Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 190.64 $ 243.29 $      +27.6 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 66.99 $ 68.75 $      +2.6 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 74.36 $ 70.43 $      -5.3 %
Sports And Leisure
Los Angeles, CA Edit Dallas, TX Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 51.36 $ 38.12 $      -25.8 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 9.40 $ 30.00 $      +219.1 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 $ 14.00 $      -22.2 %
Childcare
Los Angeles, CA Edit Dallas, TX Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,950.00 $ 1,053.33 $      -46.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 28,750.00 $ 13,500.00 $      -53.0 %
Clothing And Shoes
Los Angeles, CA Edit Dallas, TX Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 61.60 $ 61.41 $      -0.3 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 44.06 $ 47.50 $      +7.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 106.54 $ 100.68 $      -5.5 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 145.95 $ 134.93 $      -7.6 %
Rent Per Month
Los Angeles, CA Edit Dallas, TX Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,464.52 $ 1,826.17 $      -25.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,094.00 $ 1,478.33 $      -29.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,642.78 $ 3,775.19 $      -18.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,717.50 $ 2,826.25 $      -24.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
Los Angeles, CA Edit Dallas, TX Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 713.63 $ 363.30 $      -49.1 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 650.44 $ 203.26 $      -68.8 %
Salaries And Financing
Los Angeles, CA Edit Dallas, TX Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,324.81 $ 5,480.78 $      +2.9 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.71 6.39      -4.8 %
Last update: May 2024May 2024
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