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Cost of Living Comparison Between Raleigh, NC and Austin, TX 

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Consumer Prices in Austin, TX are 2.82% lower than in Raleigh, NC
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Austin, TX are 10.53% higher than in Raleigh, NC
Rent Prices in Austin, TX are 38.79% higher than in Raleigh, NC
Restaurant Prices in Austin, TX are 6.55% higher than in Raleigh, NC
Groceries Prices in Austin, TX are 10.30% lower than in Raleigh, NC
Local Purchasing Power in Austin, TX is 0.34% higher than in Raleigh, NC
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  Raleigh, NCAustin, TXDifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 13.25 $ 15.00 $      +13.21 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 52.50 $ 50.00 $      -4.76 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.55 $ 7.92 $      +4.97 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.25 $ 5.00 $      +17.65 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $ 6.00 $      0.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.82 $ 4.44 $      +16.10 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.64 $ 2.10 $      +28.52 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.55 $ 1.55 $      -0.15 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.58 $ 3.25 $      -9.29 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.67 $ 2.42 $      -9.35 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.22 $ 1.49 $      -32.57 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.32 $ 2.53 $      +8.93 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.50 $ 4.56 $      -17.10 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.38 $ 3.63 $      -32.57 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.90 $ 5.66 $      +15.49 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.09 $ 2.02 $      -3.41 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.56 $ 0.51 $      -7.71 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.32 $ 1.92 $      -17.00 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.52 $ 1.68 $      -33.25 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.00 $ 1.16 $      +15.50 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.99 $ 0.94 $      -5.19 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.90 $ 1.72 $      -9.40 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.91 $ 1.57 $      -18.18 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 13.00 $ 12.00 $      -7.69 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.14 $ 2.14 $      -0.17 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.90 $ 3.11 $      +7.24 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.00 $ 7.00 $      +16.67 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.62 $ 1.50 $      -7.69 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 42.50 $ 41.25 $      -2.94 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $ 2.77 $      +10.80 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $ 3.00 $      +20.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 27.50 $ 29.00 $      +5.45 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.45 $ 2.34 $      -4.29 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,845.00 $ 21,845.00 $      0.00 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,513.44 $ 21,099.19 $      +2.86 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 127.20 $ 139.53 $      +9.69 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.18 $ 0.11 $      -36.11 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 55.00 $ 61.57 $      +11.95 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 31.75 $ 36.63 $      +15.36 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.50 $ 18.75 $      +38.89 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $ 12.00 $      +20.00 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 738.50 $ 991.67 $      +34.28 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 11,333.33 $ 18,834.38 $      +66.19 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 43.95 $ 42.88 $      -2.45 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 41.44 $ 36.30 $      -12.41 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 76.62 $ 72.88 $      -4.88 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 99.19 $ 97.10 $      -2.11 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,301.80 $ 1,720.77 $      +32.18 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 963.81 $ 1,086.17 $      +12.70 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,793.83 $ 2,979.17 $      +66.08 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,447.39 $ 1,856.67 $      +28.28 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 264.19 $ 405.03 $      +53.31 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 130.14 $ 203.36 $      +56.26 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,100.37 $ 4,547.62 $      +10.91 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.19 4.09      -2.47 %
Last update: December 2019December 2019
Contributors:145302
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD