Cost of Living Comparison Between Austin, TX and Los Angeles, CA 

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Cost of Living in Los Angeles, CA is 20.9% higher than in Austin, TX (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Los Angeles, CA is 19.3% higher than in Austin, TX
Rent Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 17.0% higher than in Austin, TX
Restaurant Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 35.4% higher than in Austin, TX
Groceries Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 22.5% higher than in Austin, TX
Local Purchasing Power in Los Angeles, CA is 25.4% lower than in Austin, TX
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Restaurants
Austin, TX Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 17.99 $ 25.00 $      +39.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $ 120.00 $      +50.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 $ 12.00 $      +20.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $ 8.00 $      +33.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 10.00 $      +25.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.31 $ 5.36 $      +1.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.67 $ 2.77 $      +3.6 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.15 $ 2.17 $      +1.0 %
Markets
Austin, TX Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.94 $ 4.61 $      +17.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.23 $ 4.61 $      +42.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.33 $ 2.61 $      +95.8 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.40 $ 4.91 $      +44.4 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.18 $ 6.05 $      -2.1 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.26 $ 7.31 $      +39.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.68 $ 8.40 $      +25.8 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.51 $ 2.61 $      +3.7 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.71 $ 1.05 $      +47.8 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.95 $ 1.62 $      -17.1 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.63 $ 2.37 $      +45.5 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.25 $ 1.41 $      +12.8 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.26 $ 1.15 $      -8.7 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.92 $ 2.02 $      +4.9 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.01 $ 2.27 $      +13.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 15.00 $      -0.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.07 $ 2.60 $      +25.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.20 $ 3.85 $      +20.3 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.00 $ 12.00 $      +50.0 %
Transportation
Austin, TX Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 $ 1.75 $      +16.7 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 45.00 $ 80.00 $      +77.8 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $ 3.10 $      -4.6 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.75 $ 2.70 $      -1.8 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 35.00 $ 29.19 $      -16.6 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.08 $ 5.33 $      +73.3 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,000.00 $ 30,000.00 $      -9.1 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,824.23 $ 27,239.98 $      +5.5 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Austin, TX Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 169.55 $ 190.64 $      +12.4 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 60.20 $ 67.93 $      +12.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 64.07 $ 73.28 $      +14.4 %
Sports And Leisure
Austin, TX Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 55.33 $ 49.87 $      -9.9 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.50 $ 9.40 $      -46.3 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 18.00 $      +20.0 %
Childcare
Austin, TX Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,458.50 $ 1,950.00 $      +33.7 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 21,625.00 $ 28,750.00 $      +32.9 %
Clothing And Shoes
Austin, TX Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 61.85 $ 61.60 $      -0.4 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 55.85 $ 44.06 $      -21.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 97.46 $ 106.54 $      +9.3 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 131.04 $ 145.95 $      +11.4 %
Rent Per Month
Austin, TX Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,242.40 $ 2,448.89 $      +9.2 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,521.61 $ 2,095.00 $      +37.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,604.54 $ 4,642.78 $      +0.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,658.33 $ 3,717.50 $      +39.8 %
Buy Apartment Price
Austin, TX Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 368.17 $ 708.50 $      +92.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 249.25 $ 645.49 $      +159.0 %
Salaries And Financing
Austin, TX Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,678.08 $ 5,050.38 $      -11.1 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.69 6.77      +1.2 %
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