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

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Consumer Prices in Houston, TX are 36.89% lower than in New York, NY (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Houston, TX are 45.39% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Houston, TX are 55.30% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Houston, TX are 33.96% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Houston, TX are 41.25% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Houston, TX is 35.37% higher than in New York, NY
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Restaurants
New York, NY Edit Houston, TX Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $ 15.00 $      -25.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $ 50.00 $      -50.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $ 8.00 $      -11.11 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.20 $ 5.00 $      -30.56 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 $ 6.00 $      -33.33 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.99 $ 3.94 $      -21.07 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.14 $ 1.68 $      -21.67 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.74 $ 1.54 $      -11.29 %
Markets
New York, NY Edit Houston, TX Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.56 $ 3.05 $      -33.26 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.63 $ 2.20 $      -39.44 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.46 $ 1.32 $      -46.11 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.24 $ 2.00 $      -38.31 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.09 $ 4.36 $      -28.29 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.99 $ 3.55 $      -40.85 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.82 $ 5.33 $      -31.89 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.71 $ 1.73 $      -36.14 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.30 $ 0.57 $      -55.81 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.70 $ 1.42 $      -47.36 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.85 $ 1.32 $      -53.48 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.92 $ 0.88 $      -53.89 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.88 $ 0.92 $      -51.38 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.38 $ 1.36 $      -42.65 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.13 $ 1.39 $      -34.61 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 12.00 $      -20.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.05 $ 2.14 $      -29.92 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.98 $ 2.34 $      -21.63 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 $ 7.15 $      -52.33 %
Transportation
New York, NY Edit Houston, TX Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $ 1.25 $      -54.55 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 127.25 $ 40.00 $      -68.57 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.80 $ 3.00 $      -21.05 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 2.31 $      -23.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $ 24.00 $      -20.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.70 $ 2.08 $      -23.04 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,637.50 $ 24,000.00 $      +6.02 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,275.90 $ 21,873.82 $      +2.81 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New York, NY Edit Houston, TX Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 152.93 $ 145.06 $      -5.14 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 $ 0.20 $      +84.09 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 66.49 $ 63.19 $      -4.97 %
Sports And Leisure
New York, NY Edit Houston, TX Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 107.90 $ 39.66 $      -63.24 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 36.07 $ 17.10 $      -52.59 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.00 $ 11.50 $      -28.12 %
Childcare
New York, NY Edit Houston, TX Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,573.92 $ 889.66 $      -65.44 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 36,437.50 $ 19,833.33 $      -45.57 %
Clothing And Shoes
New York, NY Edit Houston, TX Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 62.94 $ 42.77 $      -32.05 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 44.93 $ 33.41 $      -25.65 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 90.62 $ 75.01 $      -17.22 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 131.31 $ 98.07 $      -25.32 %
Rent Per Month
New York, NY Edit Houston, TX Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,104.77 $ 1,407.35 $      -54.67 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,022.16 $ 979.92 $      -51.54 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,187.89 $ 2,478.43 $      -59.95 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,427.59 $ 1,723.86 $      -49.71 %
Buy Apartment Price
New York, NY Edit Houston, TX Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,438.34 $ 255.18 $      -82.26 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 742.77 $ 122.65 $      -83.49 %
Salaries And Financing
New York, NY Edit Houston, TX Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,210.43 $ 4,591.17 $      -26.07 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.61 3.49      -3.15 %
Last update: May 2021May 2021
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