Cost of Living Comparison Between Houston, TX and Amsterdam 

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Cost of Living in Amsterdam is 5.8% higher than in Houston, TX (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Amsterdam is 13.3% higher than in Houston, TX
Rent Prices in Amsterdam are 26.8% higher than in Houston, TX
Restaurant Prices in Amsterdam are 21.9% higher than in Houston, TX
Groceries Prices in Amsterdam are 10.7% lower than in Houston, TX
Local Purchasing Power in Amsterdam is 28.9% lower than in Houston, TX
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Restaurants
Houston, TX Edit Amsterdam Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 16.50 $
(15.36 €)
21.49 $
(20.00 €)
     +30.2 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $
(74.47 €)
94.13 $
(87.62 €)
     +17.7 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.12 $
(8.49 €)
13.97 $
(13.00 €)
     +53.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $
(4.65 €)
6.98 $
(6.50 €)
     +39.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.50 $
(6.05 €)
6.45 $
(6.00 €)
     -0.8 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.16 $
(4.81 €)
4.28 $
(3.99 €)
     -17.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.49 $
(2.32 €)
3.42 $
(3.18 €)
     +37.4 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.87 $
(1.74 €)
2.88 $
(2.68 €)
     +54.0 %
Markets
Houston, TX Edit Amsterdam Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.42 $
(3.18 €)
4.96 $
(4.61 €)
     +45.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.76 $
(2.57 €)
1.92 $
(1.79 €)
     -30.4 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.43 $
(1.33 €)
1.25 $
(1.16 €)
     -12.7 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.54 $
(3.30 €)
4.44 $
(4.14 €)
     +25.4 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.75 $
(5.35 €)
5.73 $
(5.34 €)
     -0.3 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.03 $
(4.69 €)
5.90 $
(5.50 €)
     +17.3 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.34 $
(6.83 €)
6.98 $
(6.50 €)
     -4.9 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.05 $
(1.91 €)
0.97 $
(0.90 €)
     -52.8 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.60 $
(0.56 €)
1.02 $
(0.95 €)
     +69.7 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.62 $
(1.51 €)
0.92 $
(0.85 €)
     -43.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.28 $
(1.19 €)
1.56 $
(1.45 €)
     +22.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.27 $
(1.18 €)
0.88 $
(0.82 €)
     -31.0 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.07 $
(0.99 €)
0.84 $
(0.78 €)
     -21.5 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.72 $
(1.60 €)
1.23 $
(1.15 €)
     -28.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.26 $
(2.11 €)
0.87 $
(0.81 €)
     -61.6 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(13.96 €)
7.52 $
(7.00 €)
     -49.9 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.81 $
(1.69 €)
1.53 $
(1.42 €)
     -15.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.40 $
(3.17 €)
2.74 $
(2.55 €)
     -19.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 9.00 $
(8.38 €)
10.31 $
(9.60 €)
     +14.6 %
Transportation
Houston, TX Edit Amsterdam Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.25 $
(1.16 €)
3.65 $
(3.40 €)
     +192.2 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 75.00 $
(69.82 €)
87.61 $
(81.55 €)
     +16.8 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.25 $
(3.96 €)
4.30 $
(4.00 €)
     +1.1 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(2.79 €)
4.21 $
(3.92 €)
     +40.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(27.93 €)
37.60 $
(35.00 €)
     +25.3 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.10 $
(2.88 €)
8.15 $
(7.58 €)
     +163.1 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 36,278.39 $
(33,770.35 €)
31,153.75 $
(29,000.00 €)
     -14.1 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,097.02 $
(24,292.85 €)
34,290.17 $
(31,919.58 €)
     +31.4 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Houston, TX Edit Amsterdam Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 190.11 $
(176.97 €)
281.31 $
(261.86 €)
     +48.0 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 56.18 $
(52.30 €)
22.65 $
(21.08 €)
     -59.7 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 67.55 $
(62.88 €)
50.11 $
(46.64 €)
     -25.8 %
Sports And Leisure
Houston, TX Edit Amsterdam Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.87 $
(37.11 €)
62.79 $
(58.45 €)
     +57.5 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.83 $
(14.74 €)
22.61 $
(21.05 €)
     +42.8 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $
(13.96 €)
16.11 $
(15.00 €)
     +7.4 %
Childcare
Houston, TX Edit Amsterdam Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,244.14 $
(1,158.12 €)
2,172.53 $
(2,022.34 €)
     +74.6 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 25,333.33 $
(23,581.96 €)
12,174.01 $
(11,332.38 €)
     -51.9 %
Clothing And Shoes
Houston, TX Edit Amsterdam Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 48.82 $
(45.44 €)
99.47 $
(92.60 €)
     +103.8 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 43.40 $
(40.40 €)
37.14 $
(34.57 €)
     -14.4 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 101.44 $
(94.43 €)
104.99 $
(97.73 €)
     +3.5 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 132.53 $
(123.37 €)
116.33 $
(108.29 €)
     -12.2 %
Rent Per Month
Houston, TX Edit Amsterdam Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,561.80 $
(1,453.83 €)
2,109.19 $
(1,963.37 €)
     +35.0 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,179.90 $
(1,098.33 €)
1,738.11 $
(1,617.95 €)
     +47.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,183.09 $
(2,963.03 €)
3,628.79 $
(3,377.93 €)
     +14.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,120.44 $
(1,973.85 €)
2,727.77 $
(2,539.19 €)
     +28.6 %
Buy Apartment Price
Houston, TX Edit Amsterdam Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 268.34 $
(249.79 €)
924.06 $
(860.18 €)
     +244.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 175.01 $
(162.91 €)
660.33 $
(614.68 €)
     +277.3 %
Salaries And Financing
Houston, TX Edit Amsterdam Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,753.71 $
(4,425.07 €)
3,827.63 $
(3,563.02 €)
     -19.5 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.60 4.33      -34.4 %
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