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

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Consumer Prices in Houston, TX are 35.15% lower than in New York, NY
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Houston, TX are 45.89% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Houston, TX are 57.57% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Houston, TX are 24.57% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Houston, TX are 43.60% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Houston, TX is 43.85% higher than in New York, NY
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Restaurants New York, NY[ Edit ] Houston, TX[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 21.00 $ 15.00 $      -28.57 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 85.00 $ 60.00 $      -29.41 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $ 7.12 $      -20.83 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 $ 6.00 $      -14.29 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 6.50 $      -18.75 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.63 $ 4.46 $      -3.52 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.06 $ 1.99 $      -3.18 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.74 $ 1.76 $      +0.90 %
Markets New York, NY[ Edit ] Houston, TX[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.36 $ 2.88 $      -33.89 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.37 $ 2.13 $      -36.82 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.85 $ 1.60 $      -43.77 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.73 $ 2.11 $      -43.42 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.47 $ 4.03 $      -46.09 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.89 $ 3.16 $      -54.20 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.01 $ 4.72 $      -32.70 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.84 $ 1.65 $      -41.97 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.15 $ 0.66 $      -42.71 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.86 $ 1.50 $      -47.49 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.66 $ 1.05 $      -60.56 %
Potato (1 lb) 2.10 $ 1.05 $      -50.02 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.65 $ 0.82 $      -50.27 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.17 $ 1.31 $      -39.83 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.34 $ 1.71 $      -27.14 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 12.00 $      -20.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.33 $ 2.28 $      -2.38 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.83 $ 2.87 $      +1.50 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 14.75 $ 7.50 $      -49.15 %
Transportation New York, NY[ Edit ] Houston, TX[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $ 1.25 $      -54.55 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 127.00 $ 49.25 $      -61.22 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 2.77 $      -7.50 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.93 $ 2.75 $      -5.98 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $ 24.00 $      -20.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.97 $ 2.39 $      -19.47 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,845.00 $ 22,000.00 $      +0.71 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,498.86 $ 21,056.04 $      +2.72 %
Utilities (Monthly) New York, NY[ Edit ] Houston, TX[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 127.00 $ 141.82 $      +11.66 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $ 0.15 $      +49.07 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 61.11 $ 59.92 $      -1.95 %
Sports And Leisure New York, NY[ Edit ] Houston, TX[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 72.40 $ 35.87 $      -50.46 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 32.86 $ 10.61 $      -67.72 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.00 $ 11.00 $      -31.25 %
Childcare New York, NY[ Edit ] Houston, TX[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,398.28 $ 910.62 $      -62.03 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 38,375.00 $ 20,937.50 $      -45.44 %
Clothing And Shoes New York, NY[ Edit ] Houston, TX[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 52.86 $ 41.82 $      -20.88 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 38.69 $ 37.19 $      -3.87 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 84.68 $ 68.69 $      -18.89 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 124.22 $ 99.32 $      -20.05 %
Rent Per Month New York, NY[ Edit ] Houston, TX[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,229.31 $ 1,411.26 $      -56.30 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,990.79 $ 959.74 $      -51.79 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,409.16 $ 2,431.68 $      -62.06 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,667.12 $ 1,687.70 $      -53.98 %
Buy Apartment Price New York, NY[ Edit ] Houston, TX[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,372.89 $ 205.68 $      -85.02 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 718.29 $ 108.30 $      -84.92 %
Salaries And Financing New York, NY[ Edit ] Houston, TX[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,265.01 $ 4,098.22 $      -22.16 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.17 4.12      -1.16 %
Last update: February 2020February 2020
Contributors:522383
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD