Cost of Living Comparison Between Dallas, TX and Austin, TX 

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Consumer Prices in Austin, TX are 6.92% lower than in Dallas, TX (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Austin, TX are 0.94% lower than in Dallas, TX
Rent Prices in Austin, TX are 8.46% higher than in Dallas, TX
Restaurant Prices in Austin, TX are 7.50% lower than in Dallas, TX
Groceries Prices in Austin, TX are 1.50% higher than in Dallas, TX
Local Purchasing Power in Austin, TX is 5.89% lower than in Dallas, TX
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Restaurants
Dallas, TX Edit Austin, TX Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $ 50.00 $      -16.67 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $ 7.50 $      -6.25 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $ 4.00 $      -20.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $ 6.00 $      -14.29 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.33 $ 4.26 $      -1.56 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.06 $ 2.12 $      +2.95 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.50 $ 1.56 $      +4.06 %
Markets
Dallas, TX Edit Austin, TX Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.02 $ 3.15 $      +4.13 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.46 $ 2.12 $      -13.83 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.70 $ 1.30 $      -23.23 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.13 $ 2.75 $      +29.31 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.82 $ 4.96 $      +29.95 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.85 $ 3.79 $      -1.54 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.02 $ 5.52 $      -8.23 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.55 $ 1.68 $      +8.16 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.81 $ 0.59 $      -26.93 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.28 $ 1.69 $      +32.39 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.28 $ 1.48 $      +16.36 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.11 $ 1.04 $      -6.76 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.99 $ 1.03 $      +3.33 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.31 $ 1.60 $      +22.66 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.63 $ 1.52 $      -6.40 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 11.50 $ 12.00 $      +4.39 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.82 $ 1.96 $      -30.64 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.64 $ 1.88 $      -28.73 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.52 $ 7.00 $      -6.91 %
Transportation
Dallas, TX Edit Austin, TX Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 $ 1.25 $      -68.75 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 96.00 $ 41.25 $      -57.03 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.60 $ 2.50 $      -3.85 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.80 $ 2.50 $      +38.89 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 21.00 $ 29.00 $      +38.10 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.01 $ 2.06 $      +2.05 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,500.00 $ 21,845.00 $      -2.91 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,689.41 $ 19,754.55 $      -4.52 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Dallas, TX Edit Austin, TX Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 162.30 $ 141.67 $      -12.71 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.15 $ 0.09 $      -42.91 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 60.60 $ 61.73 $      +1.87 %
Sports And Leisure
Dallas, TX Edit Austin, TX Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 40.69 $ 39.76 $      -2.28 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 7.44 $ 6.12 $      -17.66 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $ 12.00 $      0.00 %
Childcare
Dallas, TX Edit Austin, TX Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,032.04 $ 1,004.59 $      -2.66 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 14,813.88 $ 16,857.14 $      +13.79 %
Clothing And Shoes
Dallas, TX Edit Austin, TX Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 47.35 $ 41.83 $      -11.65 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 41.16 $ 35.09 $      -14.74 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 74.64 $ 82.50 $      +10.53 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 91.96 $ 97.76 $      +6.31 %
Rent Per Month
Dallas, TX Edit Austin, TX Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,521.40 $ 1,766.99 $      +16.14 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,104.14 $ 1,124.42 $      +1.84 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,023.42 $ 3,206.00 $      +6.04 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,765.64 $ 1,944.38 $      +10.12 %
Buy Apartment Price
Dallas, TX Edit Austin, TX Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 281.47 $ 456.41 $      +62.15 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 154.78 $ 194.63 $      +25.75 %
Salaries And Financing
Dallas, TX Edit Austin, TX Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,218.96 $ 4,865.32 $      -6.78 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.77 3.55      -5.75 %
Last update: May 2021May 2021
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