Cost of Living Comparison Between San Jose, CA and Houston, TX 

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Consumer Prices in Houston, TX are 17.08% lower than in San Jose, CA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Houston, TX are 32.72% lower than in San Jose, CA
Rent Prices in Houston, TX are 48.68% lower than in San Jose, CA
Restaurant Prices in Houston, TX are 14.14% lower than in San Jose, CA
Groceries Prices in Houston, TX are 18.86% lower than in San Jose, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Houston, TX is 4.49% higher than in San Jose, CA
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Restaurants
San Jose, CA Edit Houston, TX Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 65.00 $ 50.00 $      -23.08 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $ 8.00 $      -11.11 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 $ 5.00 $      -28.57 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 6.00 $      -25.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.61 $ 3.94 $      -14.70 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.80 $ 1.68 $      -40.01 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.01 $ 1.54 $      -23.14 %
Markets
San Jose, CA Edit Houston, TX Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.52 $ 3.05 $      -32.55 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.85 $ 2.20 $      -22.99 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.60 $ 1.32 $      -17.07 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.04 $ 2.00 $      -34.24 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.96 $ 4.36 $      -12.09 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.56 $ 3.55 $      -22.29 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.81 $ 5.33 $      -31.79 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.46 $ 1.73 $      +18.99 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.00 $ 0.57 $      -42.73 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.28 $ 1.42 $      +11.05 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.34 $ 1.32 $      -0.84 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.00 $ 0.88 $      -11.50 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.88 $ 0.92 $      +4.73 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.85 $ 1.36 $      -26.10 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.80 $ 1.39 $      -22.64 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 12.00 $      -20.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.84 $ 2.14 $      -24.71 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.50 $ 2.34 $      -33.13 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 $ 7.15 $      -28.50 %
Transportation
San Jose, CA Edit Houston, TX Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $ 1.25 $      -50.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 90.00 $ 40.00 $      -55.56 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $ 3.00 $      -14.29 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $ 2.31 $      -28.92 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $ 24.00 $      -20.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.41 $ 2.08 $      -39.02 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 $ 24,000.00 $      -4.00 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,964.29 $ 21,873.82 $      -4.75 %
Utilities (Monthly)
San Jose, CA Edit Houston, TX Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 135.85 $ 145.06 $      +6.78 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.25 $ 0.20 $      -18.18 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 59.48 $ 63.19 $      +6.24 %
Sports And Leisure
San Jose, CA Edit Houston, TX Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 50.61 $ 39.66 $      -21.64 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.40 $ 17.10 $      +50.00 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 11.50 $      -23.33 %
Childcare
San Jose, CA Edit Houston, TX Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,725.45 $ 905.00 $      -47.55 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,283.33 $ 19,833.33 $      -10.99 %
Clothing And Shoes
San Jose, CA Edit Houston, TX Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 43.86 $ 42.77 $      -2.50 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.26 $ 33.41 $      -14.91 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 73.21 $ 75.01 $      +2.46 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 101.15 $ 98.07 $      -3.05 %
Rent Per Month
San Jose, CA Edit Houston, TX Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,730.12 $ 1,399.38 $      -48.74 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,339.63 $ 979.92 $      -58.12 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,076.10 $ 2,478.43 $      -39.20 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,678.29 $ 1,723.86 $      -53.13 %
Buy Apartment Price
San Jose, CA Edit Houston, TX Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 888.97 $ 255.18 $      -71.29 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 682.44 $ 122.65 $      -82.03 %
Salaries And Financing
San Jose, CA Edit Houston, TX Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,531.06 $ 4,591.17 $      -29.70 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.74 3.49      -6.66 %
Last update: May 2021May 2021
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